A.McDonald shoemakers make ready to wear and custom footwear , bags and accessories . Our team of skilled craftsmen, located in The Strand Arcade Sydney, Australia make shoes for design-aware individuals who appreciate sustainably made, unique, handcrafted products that transcend the vicissitudes of time.
The A.McDonald collection is inspired by the dynamic, evolving relationship found between a craftsman’s product and the owner. The shoe characterises you the more you wear it.
Showcasing our unique staining and dying techniques, the collection depicts a colour palette of cool and earthy tones and explores leather textures reminiscent of the weathered desert landscape.
All items in the collection are the product of traditional techniques and unique leather materials that have been manipulated by our experimentations in surface finishing. Still, while the leather has served as a blank canvas for artistic expression, respect has been given to the natural qualities of the hide from which the shoes have been made.
Honouring the handcrafting process and using only the highest quality materials ensures a long-wearing, weather-enduring product. Our respect for the traditional handcrafting process is also a conscious reaction to mass production and excess consumption.
All items are designed, made, and finished in our Strand Arcade workshop Sydney.
If you've any questions we'd love to hear from you.
This sizing chart is designed as a comparison to commonly used sizing systems . The systems differ in what they measure , what unit of measure they use and where the size 0 is positioned . The english system for mens shoes that i use is based on the length of the last measured in barleycorn 1/3inch . If you are uncertain of your size and how it translates to my sizing system please email and we will endeavour to assess your size .