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“Quintessential late twentieth century Totnes.”
Review of Conker Shoes

Conker Shoes
Ranked #6 of 16 Shopping in Totnes
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Owner description: British shoe making since 1977. With its passion for high quality shoe making Conker has continued a tradition of British craftsmanship. Since 1977 we have been making handmade leather shoes that are produced exclusively by us in Totnes, Devon. We believe that timeless design is always modern and that true beauty gets better with age. We make all our shoes using the finest quality materials and traditional cordwaining techniques. Each item has been meticulously crafted by skilled artisans in our small workshop. You can choose from a wide range of styles and colours we make all year round, children's sizes 5-13 and adult sizes 1-13. We will fit you and make you a pair of shoes in your size with your choice of leather, insole, stitching and sole type to suit your needs. We also sell men and women's ethically produced clothing along with high quality leather products: handbags, belts, wallets and more! Dogs welcome!
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“Quintessential late twentieth century Totnes.”
Reviewed 19 November 2011

Originally in an older style shop near the bend at the top of Fore Street but now well established much further down near the church, this shoemaker's shop sells almost unique and very characteristic footwear mostly in boldly coloured leather, commonly with several colours on the different parts of the boot or shoe and with crepe soles. Unmistakeable. Not compulsory amongst the wash of arty bohemian lifestyle types but frequently worn by them and sympathetic visitors and acolytes. We had some as did our children from toddling age up. Not for routine wear but there was and is a time and place for everything. Some friends recently went back in the hope of replacing a pair bought about eighteen years ago, only to discover that the shop had kept their size and templates of their feet. Although the shop is now in a somewhat tarted up more modern style and the art college has decamped from Dartington to Falmouth, Conkersis is still iconic Totnes.

Visited August 2011
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