James Kearns

Grey Sheep



london / United Kingdom

Tucked away in a small studio in the heart of east London, James can be found sculpting and crafting his shoe by hand.

Devon born, James Kearns has had a profound connection to avante-garde fashion from an early age. Inspired by traditional methods and with the highest quality materials, he breathes new life into the way we use and wear leather.

Every shoe is designed and produced with very little machinery. The leather is carefully selected to showcase its unique markings and blemishes, and with very traditional (and some more inventive techniques), James is able to create a range of superior footwear, that is unique in style and production.

A self-taught designer, his footwear has an international following as well as capturing the attention of many in the industry. His love for materials that are difficult to source, and the care in the production, James offers his clients a unique and personal retail experience.

The simplicity and passion in his work can be seen in every pair of shoes. He believes that if his designs went into factory production they simply would not provide the same unique and personal finish that is created by hand.

With his enthusiasm and creativity gathering more momentum every year, we can expect to see a lot more of James in the future.

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