Kenneth McClure

Handcrafted leather and vegan leather footwear, utilising the traditional stitchdown technique. All shoes, boots and sandals are made from raw materials in the workshop.

In response to the widespread culture of consumerism and waste in the fashion industry, longevity of product, quality materials and repairability have been my focus. In 2016 I began working with a well established Sheffield shoemaker. Well-loved shoes were frequently brought back to the workshop after ten or fifteen years of use to be resoled, reconditioned and their life renewed once more. Impressed by the longevity of the products and the satisfaction and appreciation of their owners, I took over the workshop in 2017. Noble & Wylie is rooted in this rich heritage, bringing the 40 years of thoughtful design and skilled craftsmanship into its next incarnation. All footwear is crafted by hand, using artisanal practices and methods utilising the traditional stitchdown construction. Designs are refined for a modern utilitarian aesthetic with a gentle nod to the historic vintage styles of the British workshop.

Open days

  • Saturday 2nd May
  • Friday 8th May Bank Holiday
  • Saturday 9th May

About my studio

The workshop is in a traditional terraced shop, where I will be cutting, sewing, and finishing my handmade footwear.

  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my work
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!

Contact me

Studio location

Noble & Wylie
221 School Road
Crookes
Sheffield
S10 1GN

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