- “Bespoke Shoemaking” – often described as the guide to bespoke shoemaking, by Tim Skyrme.
- “How to make a shoe by hand” – video series by Andrew Wrigley. Watching this is what got me started.
- “Handmade shoes for men” – book by Laszlo Vass and Magda Molnár (not a “how to” book, but an interesting read nevertheless).
- Footwear Makers Forum on facebook – a splendid resource, where professional shoemakers (and wannabe hangarounds like myself) gather for thought exchange.
- Carreducker – a bespoke shoemaking blog written by pros, with lots of valuable information.
- G&G Bespoke report, part 4 – a long article by Jesper Ingevaldsson at shoegazing, where he follows Daniel Wegan during the making of a bespoke pair of shoes.
- Leather Online – Italian leather retailer with good prices; a great option for a first couple of shoes.
- A&A Crack & Sons – UK leather supplier stocking the worlds best brand tanneries.
- Leather & Grindery – UK shoemaking and shoe repair supplies, stocking stuff you are unlikely to find at the grocery store (like shoe shanks and Rendenbach soles).
- Springline – World class Northampton lastmakers.
- J&FJ Baker & Co Ltd (aka. “Baker”) – British leather manufacturer, famous among other things for their rough stuff, like oak bark tanned insole shoulders.
- Leder & Sattlerbedarf (DS Leder) – a German site stocking tools, Hirschkleber shoemaking paste, rubber and contact cement, leather dye, etc.
- Shoetechnik – stocking basic shoemaking tools (like this one) and related items at competitive prices.
- eBay – goes without saying, but eBay has lots of stuff, from vintage tools to sewing thread.
- Shoe Accessories – shomaking and repair supplies website available only in Dutch (which can be interpreted using Google Translate).
- Hurtszewski – Polish shoemaking supplies (I have yet to test this one; leaving the link here as a reminder to myself)