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Markus Scheer

  • Shoemaker
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Master Artisan
Markus Scheer Shoemaker
Contact
German, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 18:00 and Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Phone:
+43 15329892
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Indulging the foot

  • • Markus is the seventh generation in his family to make shoes
  • • Scheer’s extensive collection of leathers is world-famous
  • • The company produces fewer than 300 pairs of shoes each year

Markus Scheer is the seventh generation in his family to make bespoke shoes, working in a company that dates back to 1816. He trained in the craft of shoemaking with his grandfather Carl Ferdinand, shortly after leaving school. For more than 200 years, Scheer has been considered Vienna’s most prestigious workshop for bespoke shoes, its high quality craftsmanship and elegant shapes appealing to royalty around Europe. The workshop has been in central Vienna since 1870. Here, visitors can breathe history as well as innovation – a combination that has been crucial for the company in every decade of its existence. Behind everything is Scheer’s passion for the health of one of the most important parts of the human body: the foot.

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Works

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Parisian

This elegant pair of Oxford shoes with plain toe cap and leather soles is made from French calf leather in aubergine. The shoes were made to measure for a customer in 2011.

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Lace-up boot

These Parisian style lace-up boots with 7cm curved heel and leather soles were made from dark brown alligator mississippiensis (American alligator). The texture of the alligator leather lends a natural scale-like effect to the surface of the polished brown boots.

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Slipper

Made from ostrich leather, hand dyed in a vibrant orange tone, this pair of slippers has an elegantly minimalistic design with a long tongue. The shoes are completely handmade, from the carefully cut leather to the final detailed stitches. The distinctive nubs of the ostrich leather lend it an instantly recognisable patterned look. Ostrich leather is tough and durable, but gives the shoes a supple feel.

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Riding Boot

This pair of riding boots was created using a traditional tongue design. The boots are completely handmade, from the hand stitched black calf leather, to the leather soles.

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Slipper

These slippers with a pointed tongue have been finished with thin leather soles and a special ornament at the point: an alligator skin rhombus with a gemstone inlay. The calf leather has been painted with black and white stripes.

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