be·spoke [bih-spohk] : adjective
Made to the specifications
of an individual client
Bespoke & Custom
Footwear – With Attitude
Made to Measure Shoes & Boots,
hand-sewn in my atelier in Brooklyn, NY.
Old world craftsmanship.
Finest quality materials.
Fitted to your unique shape.
Tailored to your personal style.
Long-lasting functional luxury.
One pair at a time.
About the Maker
Anne Marika Verploegh Chassé
... is a shoemaker, artist and educator from Switzerland and the Netherlands.
In her Brooklyn atelier STIEFELwerk – meaning "bootwork" – she designs and builds
made to measure footwear for individual clients, employing traditional techniques and skills.
Fascinated by the physicality of the making process, and the challenge of combining design, math, ergonomics and artistry, AMVC has worked with skilled master-craftsmen all over the world to learn the craft.
Her fine arts background bleeds into her designs. Bold lines, curves, hand-stitched details, multicolor rows of threads, and leather surfaces marked by
nature, exemplify her work.
Collaboration with other artists and designers is a source of inspiration.
In addition to her atelier work she teaches footwear design and construction at Rhode Island School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology.
photo: Robert Pennington
In the shop.
Bespoke men's ankle boots in black french calf with off-set seams. Fire Engine Red kid-lining. Hand-stitched soles.
...that feel great even after a 20hour work day - Made-to-Measure - who needs 20pairs if one feels this great?
Samples on Display - colors, textures and unusual details are my speciality.
Custom color on this over-dyed green buffalo bespoke men's lace-up boot.
Signature Work-Boots - Stitch-down, Russian Cross-Hatch by Horween in Oxblood, Indigo one-of-a-kind lining, heavy duty vibram soles.
Men's Chocolate Brown Aniline Buffalo Ankle Boots with Turquoise Stitching.
When the shoe fits,
the foot is forgotten
— Zhuang Zhou
For Appointments, Inquiries and to get notified of any upcoming events:
Visit the Atelier
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY