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
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
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...