About

The Shoe Camaraderie was founded by shoemaker, Lisa Turnbull, in late 2017, with the goal of increasing accessibility to the delightful and practical art of handmade custom-fit footwear. 

When commencing any new craft, it is best to begin simply and to build your maker-confidence! This is The Shoe Camaraderie philosophy and why we believe that sandals are not only a great once-off fun project, but also the best starting place for a long-term shoemaking pursuit! 

Making sandals allows you to learn a great range of skills and techniques in a very user-friendly way, that will not only result in the best chance of successful outcomes on your first go, but will also leave you feeling proud and empowered, and ready to take on more advanced projects! 

This thoughtfully curated one-stop-shop provides everything needed for your sandal making projects, from a vast range of styles to choose from, corresponding patterns and instructional step-by-step guides, loads of online learning resources, as well as the physical materials and tools required.  

At The Shoe Camaraderie, the beginner maker is deeply cared for which is why the communication line is always open during the making process! It can be daunting when starting something new, so please know that you are encouraged to reach out with any questions or to request feedback on your project’s progress.  

Come one, come all, and let’s get shoe-ing!