K* Shoes, Custom Handmade Shoes from a Small Workshop in Williamsburg

In this recent video from Brooklyn Independent Media, Brooklyn based shoemaker and owner of K* Shoes, talks about what it takes to make custom built, handmade shoes and footwear out of a small shop just North of the Williamsburg Bridge.

After several years training through classes at a nearby community center and apprentice with local artists and master shoe makers, Keiko began hand-crafting one-of-a-kind pairs of shoes that reflected her love of active life in the city; walking, biking, & dancing, colors, texture and above all, craftmanship. In 2006, she started teaching her own workshops at the Brooklyn Artists Gym (currently Brooklyn Art Space). Keiko soft-launched k* for Fall of 2009, a collection as a continuation of her vision: chic silhouettes that can be worn from day to night, and expert construction that guarantees great fit and comfort.

Check out K* Shoes if you want your own pair of custom made-to-order shoes.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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