your dream shoes

Unique perfectly fitted shoes, hand crafted just for you.

Matea works directly with clients, designers and production teams to create completely custom made bespoke footwear.

how it works

1. INITIAL CONSULTATION + DEPOSIT

Please fill out the Enquiry Form first.

Matea will then get back to you with a quote.

Once you approve the quote, you will be sent an invoice for a $250 non-refundable deposit.

Cost will vary depending on the style, materials and your approximate fitting requirements. As a rough guide ~ standard fit shoes start between $1500-$2000 and custom fit shoes start between $1750-$2700. (The $250 deposit will go towards the total cost of your shoes.)

Payment plans are available.

2. FITTING

You can provide your measurements by either:

- arranging a time to visit the studio located in the Basin, 3154

- or using these detailed instructions

Your measurements will be used to confirm whether you require a standard fit or a custom fit shoe. Custom fit shoes can be made in absolutely any size - even odd pairs are possible!

*Please keep in mind - Matea is not a podiatrist and cannot assist with complex medical grade fitting requirements.

3. DESIGN

Now for the fun part! You'll be asked to send over some reference images, drawings or even just images of things that you like.

You can also scroll through the archive for inspo, or even request a remake of an archived style.

Matea will then develop a few different designs for you to choose from, that can be modified to your liking of course, or she will use an existing design if thats what you're after. From there things like materials and the finer details will be discussed.

4. MAKING

Matea will be in touch throughout the process to let you know how your shoes are going, and if there are any hiccups or design changes that need to be made.

Depending on the design, Matea may make a mock-up to test the fit, in which case it will be posted to you or a fitting time will be arranged at a suitable location.

Custom orders can take anywhere from 4-12 weeks to complete, depending on the design and fit requirements.

5. COMPLETION

The remainder of your invoice will be due upon completion.

Your shoes can then be collected in person from the studio or they can be posted out to you - exciting!

Billy, VIC

I love the custom Puffies I ordered from Matea. The craftsmanship is next-level, the colours and materials are great, and Matea's customer service was amazing. She even came out to measure my foot at my work so she could nail the fit and sizing. I get more compliments wearing Matea's footwear than any other item of clothing.

Bridget, SA

Incredible work by Matea - so easy to communicate with and created such a dreamy pair of shoes that are now a favourite piece in my wardrobe. Thankyou so much for your beautiful work!

Stephen, SA

The product itself is amazing! Exactly what I wanted (which was a little odd). The process was perfect! The care and thought that went into my wants and needs is what made the outcome what it was. No detail was insignificant and requests for things Matea hadn’t done were met with honesty and excitement. Couldn’t be happier.

examples of custom work

Johnny Walker x AFLW

• commissioned to create 5 pairs of footy boots for current AFLW players using old shoes from past players

• unique leather and aluminium cleat soling solution

• branding elements such as, laser engraved logo sole, yellow stitching, logo tongue tags

see more of the project here

Footwear for Nicol & Ford

• 25 pairs designed and handcrafted for the Nicol & Ford runway at Australian Fashion Week 2023

• solid pine heels and platforms

• using provided vintage fabrics and trims

• custom sizing for diverse models ranging from 39EU-47EU

• some samples still available, please contact us to purchase

Meredith's Wedding Heels

• soft gold nappa leather upper

• soft leather lining

• unique ruffled texture effect

• full vegetable tanned leather sole

• cushioned insole for comfort

Lucas' Slides

• solid Australian pine sole and platform feet

• soft neoprene "bubble" upper

• rubber soling for stability

• inspired by traditional Japanese Geta

Ionah's Cloudy Garden Heels

• a customised remake of the Cloudy Garden Heels

• silk organza ankle ties

• full vegetable tanned leather sole

• solid handcrafted Australian Pine heel

• soft leather lining

Stevie's Cloudy Garden Heels

• a customised remake of the Cloudy Garden Heels originally created for Nicol & Fords 2022 Runway

• solid handcrafted Australian Pine heel

• full vegetable tanned leather sole

• silk satin ankle ties

Mimi's Alien Spike Boots

• custom remake of the Alien Heels

• leather upper + lining

• custom hand painted details

• custom insole + heel shapes

Mimi's Alien Blob Sandals

• leather upper + lining

• custom handpainted details

• custom insole and heel shapes

• full veg tan leather sole

Prudence's Boots

- custom lasts created from foot scan

- lace up front with easy access side zip

- kangaroo leather lacing

- soft patent leather with leather lining

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Prudence's Loafers

- custom lasts created from foot scan

- soft pink leather upper

- full vegetable tanned leather sole

- unique frill and bow detail with handstitched front

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Di's Ankle Boots

- custom extra narrow lasts created from foot measurements

- super soft leather upper and lining

- detailed deorative panelling

- full vegetable tanned leather sole and vintage oak heels

Glenn's Pull on Boots

- created using only salvaged and synthetic materials

- detailed flame panelling

- lightweight hand-shaped EVA foam heel

- elastic for easy pull on wear

Stephen's Sneaker Boots

- a unique mix of sneaker and dress shoe

- textured nappa leather and calf leather panelled upper

- padded tongue

- full blake stitched vegetable tanned leather sole with rubber grip

Ruby's Strappy Sandals

- inspired by the Vivienne Westwood Roman 3 Strap Sandals

- custom sizing narrow 43

- custom painted kangaroo leather upper

- full vegetable tanned leather sole

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