• Online Boutique
    Opened in 2011, the Zonkey Boot mono brand online boutique offers a limited selection of hand welted classic and casual shoes and boots, as well as leisure footwear, fitted trees, made-to-measure belts and exclusive series of shoes in unique leathers.
    The Shelf
  • Made-To-Order
    Our Zonkey Boot Made-to-Order program offers customers the opportunity to have a personalised pair of shoes with a number of options for styles, upper leathers, colours, different sole constructions or special features like entirely hand sewn uppers.
    MTO Program
  • About Us
    Zonkeys, the animals, are crossbreeds between wildly beautiful zebras and hardwearing donkeys. These are the defining qualities we transfer to our products in order to create understated luxury that can easily be recognised anywhere and by anybody who pays attention to beauty and quality.
    The Story
  • The Craft
    Zonkey Boot shoes show a minimum of decoration and the maximum of shape and form. The utmost attention is paid to lasts, pattern cutting, materials and making. The recipe may seem simple but, nevertheless, these ingredients need expert craftsmanship to give an outstanding shoe.
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The journal
Zonkey Boot handmade shoes
The Split-toe Norwegian Derby
The split-toe Norwegian’s origins might be lying in rural working shoes roughly butted together by cobblers for whom hand stitching with ale and waxed thread was daily business. Norwegian derbies only recently entered the sphere of gentlemen’s urban wardrobes. As many standard patterns, also the split-toe Norwegian pattern helps to cut expensive upper leathers economically but is rarely offered anymore…
The Art of Lasting Shoes By Hand
The video’s location is unusual - the workstation for side lasting in the factory that produces Zonkey Boot. Hand lasting is normally practiced by bespoke shoemakers, sitting on a small stool in a workshop while lasting the shoe. Shoe factories normally do not last entire shoes by hand but use hydraulic lasting machines which do part of the job in…