Put Your Feet Up

LONDON: JOHN LOBB They're Britain's most famous bespoke bootmakers, so expect to wait anywhere from six to eight months for your first pair. For men and women, prices start at around $3,500. Tel: (44-207) 9303664

PARIS: MASSARO They once charged $162,000 for a pair of diamond-and-ruby-encrusted sandals. Today prices for women's shoes start at $2,500; men's at $3,800. Tel: (33-1) 42 61 00 29

TOKYO: GUILD OF CRAFTS The waiting list runs to weeks and you have to be in Japan for at least two months for repeated fittings. Both men's and women's shoes cost...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!