[Recommended]15 Shoemaking Supplies &Suppliers Tested by Students

Shoemaking Supplies & Recommended Suppliers by our Students

Shoe making supplies are hard to source in a small quantity. Although you can find anything online, you must find a reliable supplier, and we all know how difficult it could be.
Recently, in our Facebook Shoemaking group I asked our members recommendations for good suppliers that they worked with.
Here is the first shoemaking supplies list, recommended by our shoemaking students.
I will be adding more reliable shoemaking suppliers to this list.  
 # shoemaking supplies #shoemakingtool #shoemaking materials


Leather wholesaler Ferdinand Detmer

#Leather #veg tanned leather  #Leather germany

"I think, they do shipping, but you can also drop in. A huge hall full of leather, leather, leather. They do offer you help if demanded, but will let you in peace if you just want to browse in peace……."

The leather wholesaler Ferdinand Detmer GmbH was founded in 1924. We are a leather wholesaler with a focus on special items, but also carry regular goods.


Langlauf Schuhbedarf GmbH 

#Leather #shoemaking tools #Leather germany #shoemaking materials  #adhesive # shoemaking supplies

"They are very nice when talking on the phone, their leather is beautiful, they sold me the Hirschkleber, Tina knifes . All companies mentioned delivered very quickly......"

They are very nice when talking on the phone, their leather is beautiful, they sold me the Hirschkleber, Tina knifes . All componies mentioned delivered very quickly. 


Gandmtools 

 #shoemakingtools #shoematerials  # shoemaking supplies 

" not all the tools at george barnsley are used, there are many unused but old stock tools of great quality......"

We have over 9000 square feet of tools, machines and workshop equipment.Our stock list runs to many thousands of items and is constantly changing. This web site lists the main items.


Leatherwise 

 #leather #shoematerials  leatherforshoes #leatherusa

" website is www.leatherwise.com. He is well connected and may be able to find things for you .."

We are leather people to the core (well, at least to the skin) and have been for over 35 years. From my humble beginnings as a shoemaker in Colorado in the late 70's to our beautiful, well stocked retail store here in Santa Cruz, California, we have been serving leatherworkers and leather lovers with integrity and spirit for years. You may have been one of them!


Thornapple River Boots 

#Leather #shoemakingtools #shoematerials  #adhesive #shoemakingmaterials # shoemaking supplies

" Awls and awl hafts can be purchased here. He can make any size awl desired inseaming or square. ....."

BOOT & SHOEMAKING TOOLS
Great tools help make great footwear 


Shoetechnik 

#Leather #shoemakingtools #shoematerials  #adhesive #shoemakingmaterials # shoemaking supplies

" good tools and stuff for shoemakers and cobblers, but I think shipping is only in Europe...."

ShoeTechnik is born with the purpose of offering a great service to all the designers, shoemakers and bag-makers. We sell an enormous range of products for all the needs. We want to be the first option if you need a tool or product for leather working.


TR Lawman 

#Leather #shoemakingtools #shoematerials  #adhesive #shoemakingmaterials # shoemaking supplies

" Try them,  they have great prices too....."

TR Lawman offers a comprehensive range of construction footwear components. We are proud to stock a made in England range of soles and heels, alongside the widest selection of toe puffs and counters available anywhere in the UK. Browse the catalogue below to see how our products can benefit you.


Shoedo.com

 #shoemakingtools #shoematerials  #adhesive #shoemakingmaterials # shoemaking supplies

"...Yes! Contact Georgene McKim at shoedo.com. Email her and describe what you’re after and she’ll tell you what she’s got!...."

Required to buy "wholesale" and in "quantity" meant I could finally purchase the hard-to- find professional materials I  discovered while working at "Footwear News." Those mandatory overwhelming "quantities" lead to this web site so that I could share with my fellow shoemaking enthusiasts. 


Marikama 

 #Shoecomponents  #shoelasts

"...I buy all my lasts and plastic sole here. Reliable..."


George Barnsley & Sons Ltd

​​​Email: cjbarnsley@hotmail.com

 #Shoemakingknifes  #shoemakersrasp #shoemakertools  #shoemakerpincers  #shoemakerhammer

"...Third generation, very good quality and reasonable prices.email to order..."

George Barnsley & Sons were the world’s largest producer of files and cutting tools for the shoemaking industry, based at the Cornish Works in Sheffield.


Brunner 

 #Shoemakininsoles  #shoemakingmaterials  #shoecomponents  #shoemakingsuppliers 

"...Good website for shoemaking supplies in Sweden....."

AB H BRUNNER was founded in 1905 and originally specialised in machines for the footwear industry. Over the years the company has developed into a leading trading company and today sells components for the footwear, orthopaedics and leather goods industries, as well as cutting, splitting and shoe machine 


O. Baltor and Sons 

+1 650-589-8759 [263 E Harris Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA]

  #shoemakingmaterials   #shoemakertools #shoecomponents  #shoemakingsuppliers

"..no website. Supplies for shoemaking for over 90 years. I get my Renia and Hirschkleber there..."

Is a warehouse full of shoemaking supplies, tools, and leather. It's one of the few shoemaking supply shops in the Bay Area


A & A Crack & Sons

 #leather #shoematerials  leatherforshoes #leatheruk

"..Very helpful and take minimum order . good quality leather for footwear ..."

We are leather suppliers providing quality wholesale leather. We hold a large variety of finished articles and leathers to suit all needs from some of the world's most famous tanneries, available to purchase from our in stock system. Browse the website adding the samples to your basket before ordering.  


Birdsall Leather & Crafts

 #leather #shoematerials #leatherforshoes #shoemakingmaterials   #shoemakertools #shoecomponents  #shoemakingsuppliers

"..I get all my stuff here in Australia ..."

Birdsall Leathercraft specialise in kangaroo skins which have been vegetable tanned for lace and leathercraft. We also produce saddlery and industrial leathers, together with leathercraft supplies which play a major part of our product mix, including tooling sides, shoulders and exotic skins plus all types of tools, dyes and finishes. Stylish cowhide hair rugs are also available and other exotic skins such as mongolian and icelandic sheep skins which are new to the range.


JA Brooks

 #shoematerials #shoemakingmaterials   #shoemakertools #shoecomponents  #shoemakingsuppliersau

"....Nice store. Good service..."


Our inventory is intended for shoe repairers and is therefore suitable for retailers and manufacturers as well and consists in part of: Leather - bends, soles, ½ soles, insole and upper suitable for heel covering and patching. Rubber - sheets, moulded soles and heels. Tools and Machinery - and parts for same. Leather Care, Insoles.


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