4 Reasons Why You Should Buy Handmade Shoes
The best thing about a handmade pair of shoes is knowing that it came from a tradition that has lasted for generations. Handmade shoes avoid big machines and are extremely detailed by professionals. It’s not an impersonal product each part of the shoe had been created by another person for the sole purpose of having you love the shoe. Think of it like a precious family recipe, it has been passed down by generation and we all know there's nothing that can beat it.
While the price of the handmade shoe may be more than the generic factory made pair, the cost will be worth it in the end. The value of shoes goes deeper than just a price tag, it’s the comfort and dependability that a handmade shoe can offer. By paying a high price for a more comfortable shoe it’s granted that they will be worn more and last longer than shoes that fall apart and have that annoying pinch on your ankle (you know exactly what I’m talking about). Save the money on the blister protectors and just get a handmade pair of shoes.
With this being a craft that goes back to the beginning of time, the best craftsmen only use the best products for the best outcome. Craftsmen are so particular down to the thread they use, this insures that everything is up to standard. This is also so important in the sole of the shoe as factory made shoes tend to have the sole separate from the top completely ruining the shoe. For Liv’Hipp you’ll notice that we have our Hippo on the side by hand for a personal detail.
The millenials keep us young, but they also have changed the shoe game forever. Millennials have changed shoe culture to wanting a brand that isn’t just a generic and this has shown in shoe sales. Having the classic black dress shoes are not selling, because they are uncomfortable, generic, and frankly not stylish. But the trend is shifting to purchasing a dependable shoe that has style and flare while still being appropriate. This is also an expression of Millennials thought process by supporting local artists instead of overrated corporations.