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Bespoke Footwear

Aside from the Done by Matea range, Matea also works directly with clients, designers and production teams to create completely custom made bespoke footwear.

Each pair is carefully handcrafted by Artisan Shoemaker - Matea Gluscevic, in her studio located within the peaceful surrounds of The Basin in Eastern Melbourne. She specialises in creating works of wearable art, small scale collaborations, costume, accomodating larger sizes, gender neutral styles, and working with sustainable materials.

If you're looking for a unique pair of handmade shoes, that you won't find anywhere else, that fits you perfectly - you're in the right place! Pretty much any shoe you can think of, Matea can probably make.

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    the craftsmanship is next level

    "I love the custom Puffies I ordered from Matea. The craftsmanship is next-level, the colours and materials are great, and Matea's customer service was amazing. She even came out to measure my foot at my work so she could nail the fit and sizing. I get more compliments wearing Matea's footwear than any other item of clothing." - Billy

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    elegant, practical and so stylish

    "Casual, elegant, practical and so stylish. My first pair of slides made by the super talented Matea were so loved that they need to be retired to make way for a new pair! It is so satisfying to slide into the soft natural leather slide and knowing that my wide foot and high arch will be comfortable. Thanks Matea, can't wait to receive my second pair!" - Maria

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    I couldn't be happier!

    "The shoes that Matea has crafted are outstanding! I have worn them out to clubs, to work, and outside areas - they are super comfortable and fit perfectly. I couldn't be happier, plus I always get amazing comments anytime I wear them. Thanks for creating these and doing so in an ethical manner, makes me feel good about what I am buying!" - Stevie

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the process


Once you have filled out the Custom Footwear Enquiry Form, Matea will get back to you with a quote.

For stylists, brands, designers, production teams etc - the process and costs can vary substantially based on the nature of the project and it's outcomes, and the details below are not likely to apply.

For individuals ~ read on!

Cost will vary depending on the style, materials and your approximate fitting requirements. As a rough guide ~ standard fit shoes start between $1500-$2000 and custom fit shoes start between $1750-$2700. Payment plans are available.

If you’re happy with the quote and would like to discuss further, you will be sent an invoice for a $250 non-refundable deposit. This is to cover time spent on consultation and design development.

The $250 deposit will go towards the total cost of your shoes.


If you are wanting an existing design or archived pair remade, and you are a standard size, the cost will be the same as the originally listed non-sample price. If you require a custom fit or any design changes, this will come at an extra cost. Request a remake here.


Matea will take your measurements by either coming to you, having you visit the studio or sending you detailed instructions. Those measurements will be used to confirm whether you require a standard fit or a custom fit shoe.

Custom fit shoes can be made in absolutely any size - even odd pairs are possible!

*Please keep in mind - Matea is not a podiatrist and cannot assist with complex medical grade fitting requirements.


Now for the fun part! You'll be asked to send over some reference images, drawings or even just images of things that you like.

Matea will then develop a few different designs for you to choose from, that can be modified to your liking of course! From there things like materials and the finer details will be discussed.


Matea will be in touch throughout the process to let you know how your shoes are going, and if there are any hiccups or design changes that need to be made.

Depending on the design, Matea may make a mock-up to test the fit, in which case it will be posted to you or a fitting time will be arranged at a suitable location.

Custom orders can take anywhere from 4-12 weeks to complete, depending on the design and fit requirements.


Exciting! Once your shoes are finished the remained of your invoice will be due. Then you can choose to come to the studio to collect them or they can be posted out to you!

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Mimi's Alien Spike Boots

• custom remake of the Alien Heels

• leather upper + lining

• custom hand painted details

• custom insole + heel shapes


Mimi's Alien Blob Sandals

• leather upper + lining

• custom handpainted details

• custom insole and heel shapes

• full veg tan leather sole

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Ionah's Cloudy Garden Heels

• a customised remake of the Cloudy Garden Heels

• silk organza ankle ties

• full vegetable tanned leather sole

• solid handcrafted Australian Pine heel

• soft leather lining

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Stevie's Cloudy Garden Heels

• a customised remake of the Cloudy Garden Heels

• solid handcrafted Australian Pine heel

• full vegetable tanned leather sole

• silk satin ankle ties


Bridget's Platform Clogs

"Incredible work by Matea - so easy to communicate with and created such a dreamy pair of shoes that are now a favourite piece in my wardrobe. Thankyou so much for your beautiful work!"


• solid New Zealand Pine platform

• signature kangaroo leather "paper" effect

• comfortable cushioned insole

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Di's Ankle Boots

• soft leather upper and lining

• hardwearing kangaroo leather details

• vintage oak covered heel

• full vegetable tanned leather sole with forepart grip

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Taylor's Truffle Mules

• a customised remake of the Truffle Mules

• pure mulberry silk upper and heel cover

• full vegetable tanned leather sole


Prudence's Patent Boots

• made on custom lasts from foot scans - in a mixed pair of size 41 and 42

• black patent leather upper and super soft leather lining

• leather insole with orthopedic cushioning

• kangaroo leather lacing

• lace-up with easy access zip

• full vegetable tanned leather sole and heel with forepart rubber grip

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Prudence's Loafers


• made on custom lasts from foot scans - in a mixed pair of size 41 and 42

• leather upper and linings

• leather insole with orthopedic cushioning

• hand stitched loafer vamps

• full vegetable tanned leather sole and heel with brass tacks

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Bespoke collection

Nicol & Ford

• 20 styles designed and handcrafted for Nicol & Ford at Australian Fashion Week 2022

• vintage fabrics and trims

• aquired by the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney in 2023

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Steven's Sneaker Boots

"The product itself is amazing! Exactly what I wanted (which was a little odd). The process was perfect! The care and thought that went into my wants and needs is what made the outcome what it was. No detail was insignificant and requests for things Matea hadn’t done were met with honesty and excitement. Couldn’t be happier."


• custom narrow fit

• combination nappa and vegetable tanned double lined upper

• blake stitched vegetable tanned leather sole

see the process

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Floral Sneakers

• handsculpted EVA soling

• custom digital print fabric uppers with metallic kangaroo leather details

• eucalyptus fibre padding


Carmel's Wedding Shoes

• wide custom fit

• dupion silk upper with diamonte buckles

• handcrafted solid pine heel

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Glenn's Cowboy Boots

• vegan friendly using vinyls, rubber and vintage surplus leather

• faux snakeskin flame details

• elastic slip-on


Garden Loafers

• custom digitally printed apron and strap using recycled bottle fabric

• leather upper, lining, insole and sole

• hidden elastic for comfortable fit

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Lucas' Platforms

• handcrafted australian pine soling

• neoprene upper

• white rubber grip


Ruby's Roman 3 Straps

• inspired by Vivienne Westwood's Roman 3 Strap Sandals

• custom fluro pink and green kangaroo leather

• custom fit size 43


Oil Spill Clown Boots

• custom toe shape

• custom irridescent leather

• solid handcrafted Australian Pine heel


Cowboy Boots

• full vegetable tanned leather sole

• easy pull on style

• custom painted leather upper


Chloe's Slingbacks

• natural vegetable tanned kangaroo leather upper

• handsculpted natural cork platform

• hardwearing subber sole