In 1990, in a small workshop in Surry Hills, Andrew began designing and handcrafting bespoke men’s shoes and women’s shoes. Within 6 years he was awarded a Churchill fellowship, studying under master craftsmen shoemakers, John Lobb in London, and Paul Harnden shoemakers.
On his return to Sydney, Andrew opened a shop/workshop in William St Paddington, where he traded as A McDonald Shoemaker for 14 years.
In 2013 A.McDonald relocate to The Strand Arcade(Sydney city) in order to align his brand with Australia’s leading bespoke artisanal retailers. His ever-popular shoemaking course will continue at this location.
Founded on craftsmanship and design exploration, Andrew has accrued a team of dedicated shoemakers who are at the forefront of footwear and accessories design.
A.McDonald Shoemaker manufactures quality footwear and accessories, custom made and ready-to-wear. The workshop produces two seasonal ready-to-wear ranges annually, exporting collections to select retail boutiques globally.
We make for design aware individuals who appreciate sustainable manufacture and materials. Striving to create footwear and accessories that transcend the vicissitudes of time.
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