A SHOE IN
On any given day, human feet can be subjected to hundreds of tonnes of force. Well-fitting footwear makes all the difference, particularly for those with peculiarly shaped feet.
The latest brand to enter the custom footwear arena is German luxury fashion house Boss, which has added shoes and belts to its menu of made-to-measure (MTM) services. To traditionalists, it might seem blasphemous that Boss’ MTM shoe service uses a 3-D optical scanner to take measurements of feet – a step usually carried out by a shoemaker as part of the bespoke process.
According to Boss, however, this piece of equipment takes far more accurate measurements, in just 20 seconds, than a person ever could. The rest of the process, from creating a last (or shoe mould) to patinating the leather and stitching the Goodyear welt, is carried out by hand by the brand’s artisans in Italy. Complete the look with a matching MTM belt, precisely designed to be fastened on the third hole.
Boss stores are located at The Gardens Mall, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and Suria KLCC.