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Deborah Carré & James Ducker

Deborah Carré & James Ducker Shoemaker
English, Catalan, Spanish
By appointment only
+44 (0)2037743471
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A shared passion

  • • Deborah and James met while training in London
  • • Carréducker was founded in 2004
  • • They have trained hundreds of aspiring shoemakers

It all started when Deborah Carré, working in marketing, and James Ducker, teaching business English in Spain, both decided to change their career path, leading them to study shoemaking in London under the training of master shoemaker Paul Wilson. In 2004 they reunited and decided to join forces as Carréducker, launching what was to become an institution for bespoke shoes and courses about the craft. Describing the relation with the customer as a source of inspiration and vital input to the creation, it is no surprise that they also thrive in the teaching of shoemaking. From amateur trainees to QEST scholars and apprentices, their former students can be counted by the hundreds, learning all the techniques needed to create beautiful bespoke shoes.

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Burton Oxford Shoe

The Burton Oxford shoe by CarréDucker combines the formality of an Oxford shoe with the relaxed look of grain leather. It has classic style lines with a 2:1 brogue pattern on the heel counter and toecap, a 5/16” thick sole, standard heel height and natural polish finish.

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Gilbert Hunting Boot

The Gilbert boot by CarréDucker is a tall, calf-height boot designed for stalking through the countryside or urban jungle. It fastens with a combination of eyelets and ski hooks and is constructed to repel the wet with a bellows tongue, storm welt, sturdy 3/8” leather sole and rubber sticker sole.

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Whitcross Oxford Shoe

The Whitcross Oxford shoe by CarréDucker is made in the deepest, chocolate brown vegetable tanned leather from Tuscany; hand built, stitched 10 to the inch, with a 6mm/quarter inch sole, standard heel height and natural polished finish. All shoes by CarréDucker are bespoke and personally made to fit perfectly.

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Linton Derby Shoe

The Linton is an exemplar of modern bespoke shoe making for a more relaxed, casual feel. A classic Derby design modernised in electric blue calf, with a padded top edge and matching blue metal eyelets; traditional Norwegian welt construction; and with a leather through-sole and contrast lightweight, white rubber sole. CarréDucker gives this classic shoe a modern twist.

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The Ash Loafer

This creation by CarréDucker is called the Ash, and is an elegant loafer with a raised lake, a simple band with hand stitched detailing, a clean silhouette and light, ¼” leather sole.

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