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Kirstin Hennemann & Gabriele Braun

  • Massschuhmacherei
  • Shoemaker
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Master Artisan
Kirstin Hennemann & Gabriele Braun Shoemaker
German, English
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 18:00, and Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
+30 40042861
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Falling in step with each other

  • • Kirstin and Gabriele aim to create high quality, long lasting shoes
  • • They were master and apprentice, now they are partners
  • • Every pair of shoes is unique and made-to-measure

Sometimes a personal need is the best motivation, as the story of Kirstin Hennemman illustrates. “I was walking the streets of Frankfurt searching for beautiful shoes for oddly shaped feet, but I couldn’t find any,” she says. So she decided to take matters into her own hands and become a shoemaker, dropping out of college to start an apprenticeship. Today, as a master shoemaker, she creates the perfect fit for every foot, however oddly shaped. In 2013 Gabriele Braun left a successful career in business to join Kirstin as an apprentice, following in the footsteps of her father and fulfiling her passion for shoes. Three years later, the former master and apprentice became equal partners, working together in their Berlin workshop to create unique footwear.

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Stingray leather court shoes

These elegant shoes are made of an exclusive combination of materials: bright red stingray leather, with a distinctive beaded surface texture, and gilded calfskin. A flourish of pink feathers is set on the line where the two leathers meet.

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Trendy look for classic design

These shoes feature an unusual combination of a classic derby cut with caps on the toe and heel, and an extra thick outsole in bold magenta, protruding at front and back.

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Disco boots

Several types of cowhide were used for this eye-catching pair of boots in gold, silver and black, designed and created as a special commission for a rock singer. They featured on an album cover and were worn on stage.

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Glamorous boots with stingray leather

The contrasting textures of black stingray shagreen, dark blue calfskin and imitation snakeskin straps result in a sophisticated yet modern look, while providing a comfortable fit. The beaded texture of the shagreen over the heels shimmers in the light.

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Oxford shoe in mirabelle box calf

The timeless design of classic Oxford shoes is easily recognisable by the simplicity of its lines and the closed lacing. This pair is interpreted in box calf the colour of mirabelle plums.

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