Bespoke Embroidered Slippers


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Bespoke Embroidered Slippers 

The ultimate experience with Bowhill & Elliott is to indulge in a pair of bespoke embroidered velvet slippers. Here we open up our workshop, allowing you full access to our range of uppers, linings and sole units, hand made to your specifications on a choice of two last shapes. Completely gender neutral with sizes ranging from 2UK – 14UK, the only challenge is deciding what to order first! 

Once you have paired your colours and materials the real fun starts, which hand stitched gold work embroidery will you commission to take pride of place on this one off pair of albert slippers? Are you inspired by travel and culture, a keen hobbyist, a club member, aspiring sportsperson, games enthusiast, or honoured with a family crest? The options are endless, with both wire and threads in a multitude of colours to choose from, the decision can sometimes be overwhelming. That’s why we are on hand all the way through the process, to help guide and assist to bring your design to life. It is always favourable to upload an image for us to work with, then we can draw on our many years of experience to create a digital image with suggested embroidery instructions for you to approve before we start the manufacturing process.

Due to the personal nature of the design we can not accept returns on bespoke embroidered slippers, but if you are unsure of your size we can either book a fitting in-store, or arrange to have trial fittings posted for you to confirm the size in the comfort of your own home.

Choose Your Size and Fit

  • *Size


    Reset options

    *Velvet Colour

    *Lining Colour

    *Three Sole Options

    Choose from our leather sole in black or sand, ideal for indoor wear, or our rubber sole, perfect for outdoor use.

    *Sole Options

    Choose from our leather sole – ideal for indoor wear – or our rubber sole, perfect for outdoor use.

    *Sole Options

    Choose from our leather sole – ideal for indoor wear – or our rubber sole, perfect for outdoor use.


    Choose from our square-tongued Albert slipper, our mid-height rounder tongue Venetian or lower rounded tongue Pump. 

    Custom Design

    Please give us a brief description of the design you're hoping to achieve, or alternatively feel free to Whatsapp, email or call us to discuss your ideas.

    Upload Your Design Ideas

    If you have an image or sketch of your proposed design, please feel free to upload it here. This will be looked after by our design team who will get back to you on the greatest way to achieve the look you desire.

    • (max file size 300 MB)

    *Made to Order

    These slippers are a made to order style. Please expect up to eight weeks for delivery from your order date. Please tick the box to let us know you are happy to proceed.

More Information

Named after Queen Victoria’s consort, Prince Albert (who famously commissioned them to wear inside their many royal residences), Albert slippers today are loved by men and women alike, with all our styles unisex and available to order on two different last shapes. For the most daring among you the option of customised slippers is a must have. Although not full bespoke slippers as we still use our existing last shapes, we give full licence to design your own customised slippers. 

Please note any customised styles are not eligible for refund.  


Bowhill & Elliott are a 5th generation family owned handmade slipper workshop and 2 floor shoe emporium. Proudly making and purveying the finest footwear since 1874.

Our skilled artisans still maintain many of the original shoemaking practices dating back to the 14th century like clicking, turning and lasting all by hand.

We have stocked iconic brands such as Crockett & Jones since the 1940s, and specialise in premium footwear and accessories with brands including Heschung, Joseph Cheaney & Sons, Loake, Brunate and Saphir.

You can find us at our home, 65 London Street – Norwich – NR2 1HW, the same address Obadiah Bowhill began this magical story.


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