CUSTOM ARTISAN FOOTWEAR
As your artisan for custom footwear, I take pride in the boots that I create uniquely for you.
What customers are saying:
“We can not thank Nathan enough for his great Craftsmanship and care he puts into his work… Once you start wearing them you don’t want to take them off!” ~ Tony Prater
“Thank you so much for such quality work and for communicating with me through the process, you’re an exceptional boot maker and artist.” ~ Don
“…the level of craftsmanship at Soul Path is on a level of its own. What a beautiful gift to myself! ~Peggy A. Coyle
“…These will be perfect at the Ren Faire, or Faerieworlds festival! … As to style, your stitching work is exemplary. Even, accurate, true craftsmanship… I would not have expected that detail to be caught, but you did!” ~ Jim Shimota
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- Have you ever longed to have something created uniquely for you?
- Maybe you have hard to fit feet?
- Are you tired of disposable shoes that cannot be fixed, or even resoled?
- Do you think the Renaissance Fairs need a Renaissance – a call back to the quality and true craftsmanship of the days of old?
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At Soul Path Shoes we take an old world pride in our present day craft. We make an individual pattern for every single pair of moccasin-boots that are fitted and designed for every unique customer.
We use premium full grained buffalo and bullhide that is tanned in the USA to rigorous standards of quality.
All our moccasin-boots and sandals are easily resoled if needed.
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My personal mission at Soul Path Shoes is to offer you a level of quality, care and attention to detail in my work and service that is not available in most footwear today. From this foundation I take pleasure in creating custom moccasins, moccasin-boots, and leather sandals that are artistic and unique, elegant, durable, repairable, and most of all extremely comfortable.
I look forward to our collaboration and to crafting your dream boots into reality…
Nathan deBridge Bowes
Artisan Shoemaker, Designer & Owner at Soul Path Shoes
Salt Spring Island, BC. Canada
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Video below – A glimpse into the creative process of artisan shoemaker Nathan deBridge.
Soul Path Shoes is a world-class leather moccasin, boot & sandal studio founded by artisan leather shoemaker, moccasin maker & designer Nathan deBridge. Nathan is a preeminent craftsman in his field and his work is highly sought after. His fans and customer base have been growing steadily for years.
Ultimately, the craftsmanship at Soul Path Shoes speaks for itself, and the quality of the artisan’s touch can be witnessed in the studio as well as in photos of his custom handmade leather moccasin boots, slip-on designs, and leather sandals.
Soul Path Shoes is dedicated to providing the utmost quality custom moccasins and leather buffalo moccasin boots to customers worldwide. These custom moccasins feature full grain buffalo (american bison) or bull hide, 2 of the finest leathers still tanned in the U.S.A. today, as well as plush, cushioned insoles with arch support, and quality Vibram rubber outer soles. Minimalist or all-leather soling options are available on all custom orders.
Our specialty at Soul Path Shoes is one-of-a-kind handmade leather moccasin boots, also known as Women’s Renaissance Boots or Men’s Renaissance Boots. They can also be described as renfaire boots, knee high boots, men’s leather boots, leather ren boots, medieval boots, elven boots, elven moccasins, fantasy leather boots, tactical moccasins, tracking moccasins, ranger boots, fantasy moccasins, motorcycle boots, riding boots, boots for LARP, moccasin boots for SCA, Boots for Renaissance Fairs, Boots for Medieval Fairs, Burning Man shoes, boots for period costumes, cosplay, theatre, stage, stalking, and earthing.
We also specializing in shoes for hard to fit feet, boots for large calves, boots for small calves, shoes with a flat sole, or any other customers seeking the true ergonomic comfort and lasting quality of custom leather moccasins, renaissance boots, handmade leather moccasin boots, and handmade buffalo moccasins. We’ve even made boots with pouches and hidden pockets!
Soul Path Shoes offers a special custom fitting technique for online customers all over the world, including the U.S. & Canada, France, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, among others. Soul Path Shoes custom moccasin boots are very popular in California & Washington, in cities such as Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Tucson, Denver, Houston, Austin, New York, and Philadelphia, to name a few. In Canada we serve all cities, including Vancouver, Victoria, Salt Spring Island, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec to name a few.
We’ve made several leather sandals and custom moccasin boots for festival participants at the Texas Renaissance Festival, the Koroneburg Old World Festival in California, the Socal Ren Faire, the Northern California Renaissance Faire, and found vending at local fairs including the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, the Nelson Downtown Market, Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, the Salt Spring Island Saturday Market, Vancouver Circle Craft, and a former member of the Salt Spring Island Studio Tour, where customers can come visit the studio and get a custom fitting done in person for their own pair of custom moccasins.
At Soul Path Shoes we look forward to making your dream boots come true!