Natalie Van Lijsebettens is an artisan shoemaker who produces made-to-measure custom-made shoes. In consultation with the client, she designs shoes that range from very elegant to robust, offering an ample choice of original, machined, printed and custom-made leather.
Bespoke: The process of creating a made-to-measure shoe begins with measuring the foot. Based on these measurements, a beech wood last is made. This last is an exact replica of your foot. Unique to each person, this last endures a lifetime and will serve as the basis for each new pair of shoes you order. Over time, the last can be adapted to reflect anatomical changes.
Besides her love of shoemaking, Natalie has a passion for contemporary fashion and design. Her inspiration as a shoemaker hovers between the past and the future, between tradition and creative innovation.
Collectif d'Anvers and Friends is a design collective founded by Natalie Van Lijsebettens. It is an open atelier in which founder Natalie Van Lijsebettens collaborates with designers of many disciplines, exploring the fields of design and technology.
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