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Home Visits

We offer a fabulous option to come and visit you in the comfort of your own home. One of our highly skilled clinicians can come right to you anywhere in London, the UK and abroad. This has become an extremely popular service due to the current climate. Call us today on 020 7486 4664 to book your home visit appointment
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Finest Materials

We use the finest leather for our handmade bespoke shoes and orthopaedic footwear ensuring that they will look great and stand the test of time
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Our Store

Our central London shop is conveniently located in the heart of London’s West End at 12 New Cavendish Street, London W1
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Pain & Discomfort

Contact us today to arrange your free consultation. We're based in the heart of London, just off Harley Street. You're in safe hands

About Us

Custom Made Footwear

At Special Footwear and Orthotics, we make custom made orthotics and bespoke footwear for problem feet. We pride ourselves on making orthopedic footwear look attractive, stylish, and elegant whilst also being supportive.

For women particularly, a lot of specialist footwear made to accommodate foot conditions can be heavy, bulky, and ugly. At Special Footwear and Orthotics, we can make any type of made to measure women’s footwear for customers who cannot buy readymade shoes, whether this be custom sandals, high heels, court shoes or boots, no matter the shape of your foot, we have never turned a customer away!

Custom Made Orthotics

We also make bespoke Men’s footwear for any type of foot problem. We have made plenty of slip-on shoes, where laces are nuisance or mobility and dexterity is an issue for the customer. We also make stylish and high-quality brogues, with a range of leathers and specialist materials to choose from. If you can imagine your dream shoe, we can make it.

In many cases, specialist footwear and orthotics come hand in hand. We often create footwear for problem feet with built in orthotics to support the foot. However, we can make custom made orthotics to fit into your existing footwear or handmade shoes to accommodate your orthotics.

Video Tour Of Special Footwear

Sit back, relax and watch a video tour of our shop and workshop at Special Footwear and Orthotics. You’ll see how we make our footwear and custom orthotics and you’ll get to meet some of the team.

Master Shoe Maker

Tony Andrews

Special Footwear and Orthotics started out in Owner and Founder Tony Andrews’ bedroom, when he was just in his twenties. Tony first started making shoes when he was just 11 years old. His father was a shoemaker so he used to help wherever he could. This is when he discovered his natural skill and love for the art of shoemaking.

After a few years of experience making orthopaedic footwear for the NHS, Tony started making shoes for private customers in his spare time with limited equipment in his bedroom. Within no time, the demand outgrew his humble bedroom workshop and in 1968, the company Special Footwear and Orthotics was born. The first shop opened on Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, London.
Fully Bespoke Custom-made

Special Footwear

We specialise in producing the highest quality tailored handmade bespoke shoes and Orthopaedic footwear. Everything is made onsite at our own workshop. To find out more or to book your free footwear consultation, click below
Reduce or Eliminate Foot Pain

Custom Made Orthotics

We have been crafting foot orthotics and custom-made insoles for over 35 years, using both traditional and advanced materials to produce the most appropriate orthotics for your specific foot problem. To find out more or to book your free orthotics consultation, click below


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12 New Cavendish Street
London, UK W1G 8UN
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    There is no better way to advertise your business than customer feedback. Below you can see a selection of what our customers have to say about us.

    I suffer with bunions and hammer toes and arthritis in my feet. To look at my shoes you wouldn’t think so. I had three pairs of shoes, one pair of trainers and one pair of sandals, so far! I love them all. Best footwear, Best Service I’ve ever had.

    Kathleen Turner
    Hollywood Actress

    Thank you for changing my life. Giving me back a quality of life that I never thought possible. My shoes are priceless to me. After two years of not being able to walk more than ten minutes, I can now walk over two hours a day, pain free!

    Happy Customer

    Dr. C., as a child, with Sir Winston Churchill a family friend and she is now going to a Royal party wearing her elegant shoes made by us despite her problem feet.

    Dr C
    Happy Customer

    Tony, thank you and your team very much for my wonderful boots. I shall wear them with pride and a big smile on my face

    Syble Case
    Happy Customer
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    Our central London shop is conveniently located in the heart of London’s West End at 12 New Cavendish Street W1G 8UN
    Get in touch
    Social links
    Come and find us on all the usual social media channels. Keep up to date with all things us.

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