Design and Materials

The creation of each edition begins with thorough research into the tools necessary for making Zoe Lee shoes. These tools consist of texture, leather, textile and silhouette. Never are there any themes to the editions but they do tell a story via the creation of new contexts. These new contexts are achieved by careful and well thought out use of the tools. Commitment to the creation of new contexts is what connects each edition. This system allows the shoes to remain timeless without attachment to current trends or fashion stories but ultimately modern and original. Once a shoe has found its owner  the real stories begins.

Each edition of shoes contain a large variation of leathers, treatments and techniques. We test these out as much as possible to ensure that not only will the shoes last but that they will age well. Our leathers are by-products and we source responsibly in Italy and France. Our components are also sourced and developed in Italy and France. We line our insoles with memory foam for longevity and comfort. Many of our exotic skins are from sourced from factory stocks, where the quantity is too small for a normal production run and would normally go to waste.

Deepening of colors and textures may occur over time. This is part of the overall design of the shoe. We welcome any feedback concerning our leathers and hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy sourcing and developing them.