Inspired by Mary Norton's famous children's book, "The Borrowers", and named after the great little man himself, Pod. He was a shoemaker too.
With offset lacing and applique detail, these are every day, everywhere short boots. Constructed with only one seam (the smooth centre back seam) making them ridiculously comfortable... like a traditional shoe from centuries past. Once moulded to your foot you will forget you are wearing them ;)
I recommend using a shoe horn for extra easy 'putting on'.
Handcrafted in leather colour: shamrock green / coffee
See SIZING tab to find your correct size.
"She was so full of happiness that, out of Homily's sight, her toes danced on the green moss." Arrietty Clock.
How to measure and find your size
You will need a metric tape, a sheet of paper, pencil and a wall. Use the diagram below to take your length measurement.
Place a sheet of paper and your heel against a straight wall. With pencil held upright, mark the longest toe. Do this with both feet as they are often different lengths. Use the longest measurement. If you are ordering boots it is advisable to wear your socks when measuring, for shoes and sandals, feet should be barefoot.
Leathers always give with wear, so an initial snug fit is desirable to allow for this.
NOTE: Customers nearly always 'size down' in faerysteps, so as a general rule, order one size down from your usual size, eg: usual size = EU 39 / UK 6, order size EU 38 / UK 5. Half sizes, go down to next whole size.
Example; my foot length measurement is 25.5 cm and I am a high street shoe size of UK 7. I wear faerysteps size UK 6 for boots & shoes, but I choose a UK 5 in sandals.
Interior finished size of footwear:
UK 3 - Length: 23.8 cm UK 4 - Length: 24.7 cm UK 5 - Length: 25.6 cm UK 6 - Length: 26.5 cm UK 7 - Length: 27.4 cm UK 8 - Length: 28.3 cm
NOTE for Sandals: Sandals are open at the toe, so the exposed footbed will be approx 6mm longer than the measurements shown above. As such, you may have to size down further to avoid too much room being left beyond your toes.
Overseas Sizing Conversion Table
UK 3 / US 5 / EU 35.5 UK 4 / US 6 / EU 37 UK 5 / US 7 / EU 38 UK 6 / US 8 / EU 39 UK 7 / US 9 / EU 40.5 UK 8 / US 10 / EU 42
Conversions are approximate, don't forget you will need to measure up before ordering to check your sizing on the chart.
If you have any difficulty in decided what is the best size for you please do get in touch and let me know your measurements and usual shoe size.
Postage costs are calculated at checkout and are based on the cart total, but typically shoe orders are charged at £7.50 per pair for the UK with OVERSEAS destinations at £16 per pair. Smaller items are charged at a much lower rate, with button orders starting from £2.50 P&P.
In Stock items are sent within 5 working days of purchase.
Made to Order items have a turnaround time of 6 - 8 weeks from date of order.
We accept returned products within 14 days of date of delivery.
We believe that your shoes should feel just like slippers, all day, every day, and our shoes do just that. With all leather interiors your new shoes will naturally give with wear, gradually moulding to your feet and offering glove like comfort. We use a durable, highly flexible, super lightweight, cushioned, non slip soling on our footwear. There is no heel, just like Mother nature intended, with the soling offering a good level of bounciness and protection. When the time comes your shoes can be resoled by your local cobbler, thus extending the life of your beloveds and avoiding landfill sites.