Olive Deerskin Monk Slippers

£160.00

The Olive Deerskin Monk is a hand-turned soft soled house slipper with a high cut vamp.

Made by hand in our Norwich workshop where we have been making footwear since 1874. Our skilled artisans continue to maintain many of the original shoemaking practices such as clicking, turning and lasting all by hand.

Made In England

LAST: 1849
Style: 633
LINING: Sand Leather
BINDING: Dark Brown Leather
SOLE: Soft Suede Sole
BRAND: Bowhill & Elliott

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One of the oldest shoe manufacturing techniques is the turn slipper, some say dating back to the 14th century.

Made from 2 pieces of material stitched together and made inside out, before being ‘turned’  to disguise the closed line to the inside of the shoe.

Turn slippers have long been part of Norfolk shoemaking history, introduced to the county by the large group of ‘Strangers’ that settled here in the 16th Century, specialising in weaving and shoemaking.   

Our Olive Deerskin Monk Slippers are a made to order style, so please expect eight weeks for delivery. Any customised styles are not eligible for refund.  

ALL ABOUT THE 633
The 633 is a soft soled turn slipper. This technique dates back to the 14th century, making them one of the earliest styles for more refined footwear. The Monk style is ‘closed’ inside out, before being hand ‘turned’, designed to keep all the stitching on the inside, resulting in an invisible seam along the sole. The relaxed nature of the Monk style pairs best with soft Deerskin leather, available in a variety of colour ways. All our patterns are clicked by hand before embarking on their journey around the workshop being handmade into soft soled carpet slippers.

OUR HISTORY

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.