Built to Last: Bespoke Leather Footwear Made Right Here in Canada

Last Shoes

What It Is: I have made respect for people who take on what might be considered a ‘lost art’ in some circles. One such case is cobbling – cordwainer Adam Finn of Last Shoes however, is keeping the craftmanship of handmade shoes alive with his Saskatoon-based studio. You can order a pair of their ‘off the rack’ shoes online that’ll be custom made to your size, or you can contact them to have an even more personalized pair designed. Often sourced from local materials – as in, Saskatchewan leather – the brand also carries leather accessories such as gloves and belts. I’m also digging their denim jackets.

Who It’s For: Your dad, who appreciates the finer things. Your fashionista daughter, for an heirloom-quality grad gift. Your spouse, for a perfect ‘leather anniversary’ gift.

What It Costs: Shoes start at $275 – most pairs are around $650. Most accessories are available for under $100.

Where It’s At: You can visit the Last Shoes shop in person in Saskatoon (they also do shoe repair!), or order a pair online.

Get an extra entry into my Breakaway Experiences giveaway! Visit the Last Shoes site and tell me what item(s) you’re most keen on adding to your wish list…

20 Responses to “Built to Last: Bespoke Leather Footwear Made Right Here in Canada”
  1. Julie P says:

    I like the tan deerskin gloves, the cotton coats and of course, the shoes.

  2. Heather Swanson says:

    Black rucksack

  3. Catherine Burke says:

    i love the ankle boots, denim jacket and gloves – outfitted top to toe! My son and husband would love the men’s cowboy boots.

  4. Alyssa says:

    I like the cowhide belt!

  5. bkick1 says:

    I love the simplicity of the Mule shoe. My husband was trained as a shoemaker in Europe many years ago and was very good at his craft.

  6. baylou says:

    I’d be happy to have a pair of each of the types of shoes. Love the Oxfords, ankle boots and Chelsea boots.

  7. Lindsey says:

    I would love the black deerskin gloves.

  8. Judy says:

    I like the light blue denim coat.

  9. cookie3 says:

    I would like the floral tote & a pair of ladies mules

  10. Filipa says:

    The item(s) I am most keen on adding to your wish list is :

  11. Alison K says:

    Bonus Breakaway Experiences Entry : Visited the Last Shoes site and I’m most keen on adding
    Rucksack Black http://www.lastshoes.ca/new-products/rucksack-black
    Light Blue Denim Coat http://www.lastshoes.ca/new-products/light-blue-denim-coat
    Black Saskatchewan tanned DeerSkin Gloves http://www.lastshoes.ca/new-products/saskatchewan-tanned-deer-skin-gloves

  12. intensev5 says:


  13. Floral tote is my thing

  14. angela eagle says:

    I like the rucksack in black and the ladies mules

  15. aketch says:

    I like the ankle boots!

  16. Victoria Ess says:

    The women’s ankle boots are sleek!

  17. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d love the light blue camel coat

  18. Lorna Braun says:

    Blue Deming jacket

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