Essential Black and Kaki
Essential Black and Sand Grey
Chocolate Brown and Toffee
Black with a Square Buckle
Essential Black and Camel Suede
Essential Black and Purple Nubuck
Metallic Gold and Purple Nubuck
Plum Nude and Sand Grey
Fall/Winter 2013 Collection
This season’s collection features seven different styles of made to measure boots and three styles of custom ballet flats. Personalize your leather boots or leather flats with 11 gorgeous colours: Royal Purple Nubuck, Black Nubuck, Camel Nubuck, Sand Gray, Toffee, Chocolate Brown, Kaki, Essential Black, Metallic Gold, Black Python and Plum Nude. From classic riding boots, to military boots, western boots, and equestrian boots, our Flat Boots Collection features an almond toe and is designed to hit just below the knee. Poppy Barley’s tall boots can be all-at-once classic and fashion-forward, depending on how you choose to customize them. Our pointed toe flats play on a variety trends, from roaring ‘20s smoking slippers (The Feminine Slipper), to retro-inspired ballet flats with ankle straps (The Modern Mary-Jane) and classic pointed toe flats (The Classic Point), there’s a distinguishable elegance about this collection—because its handcrafted just for you.
Design & Construction
From the very beginning, the Poppy Barley design team set out to create the best leather boots and the best leather ballet flats on the market. This meant designing the most comfortable shoes and boots (that were aesthetically appealing, too). Using insoles designed to absorb pressure, our shoes offer arch support and added stability. Both our tall boots and ballet flats have premium exterior cowhide leather and breathable, soft goat leather lining that molds to your feet, making them the most comfortable shoes out there (we promise!). While our boots have a 1-inch bonded leather heel, we also designed our ballet flats with a very small heel, bringing you a little higher off the ground than most ballet flats, and making you feel more comfortable and supported.
How it Works
The concept behind our made to measure boots and custom flats is simple: you design your shoes and measure yourself in less than 10 minutes, and we deliver handcrafted, perfectly fitted leather boots and ballet flats. For boots, choose your style, leather color, hardware and sole-type (a full leather sole or a leather-rubber sole). After selecting your ballet flat style, choose to color block, or add hardware to your toes or heels. The season, we also offer color blocking in three of our boot styles: The Uptown, The Downtown, and The Savannah Hill, an English riding boot voted in by our Facebook fans. The comfort and beauty of shoes made just for you is a gift to yourself.
Tall Boots for Wide Calves; Tall Boots for Narrow Calves
Finding boots for large calves or boots for small calves is challenging. You’re often forced to do an awkward dance to pull them on, or get stuck trying to zip them up if your calves are big. The opposite occurs if you have skinny legs—you’re left swimming in boots that won’t fit your calves. Your boots should be snug, but not too tight. They should reach the right height on your legs. There shouldn’t be excess space between your boots and your calves. It can get complicated. You are not alone. Over 60% of women struggle to find boots that fit because off-the-rack boots are designed to fit an average size. At Poppy Barley, we take 8 measurements to make you perfectly fitted boots—including your calf-width and calf-height— so that the widest point on your boots is accurate. We also take your boot top measurement so that the your knee-high boots come in at the right spot on your legs, and we take your boot height measurement so that we can make boots for short legs and boots for long legs.
Tall Boots and Ballet Flats for Wide Feet; Tall Boots and Ballet Flats for Narrow Feet
Finding shoes for wide feet or shoes for narrow feet can be challenging. Your shoes either never stay on your feet and slip off at the heel, or perhaps your feet slide around in your boots. Alternatively, if you have wide feet, your toes are squished, you get blisters, and your feet ache by the end of the day. Using your exact measurements, our bespoke boots and shoes are handmade to fit your wide feet or narrow feet and are designed for all-day wear. Fit issues = solved.