Time-tested shoemaking craftsman
Thistle shoes are made with the skills and crafts of old. We use the finest leathers that we can find for durability, flexibility and, of course, smartness. We stitch the soles to the uppers and use brass nails on the heels. There are faster and easier ways to make shoes but this is the way we find the best.
With a wee nod to modern technology
We use old crafts, indeed, but never let it be said that we're shy of using modern technology. Not a bit. Tucked away in the sole of most of our shoes is a shock-absorber insole to provide maximum confort. You may not see it but, most pleasantly we think, you will notice it.