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Shoes and Craft

A shoemaker's blog about shoemaking

Screen Shot 2013-01-02 at 15.11.04Hello and thank you for your interest Shoes & Craft, a blog about handmade shoes. I am Marcell Mrsan, master shoemaker and owner of Koronya. Koronya is a family name from my mother’s side and has been our family-owned leather goods business for numerous generations. More recently we focus on producing handmade shoes of the highest quality. Inheriting a family business is something I consider to be a great responsibility. I must not only continue the proud tradition started before me, but carry these traditions and techniques into modern times to create beautiful products for today’s demanding customer.

As a master shoemaker, my goal is to make the perfect shoe possible. Nothing less will suffice. Not only do I want to make my family proud, but exceed my customer’s demands.

It is also very important to me that I help preserve the craft of shoemaking. We don’t live forever. I don’t want the secrets and techniques I have acquired to go with me to the grave. That would be selfish and is something too many shoemakers have done. The craft must survive and this is why I teach. I teach all aspects of shoemaking and accessory design in my workshop in Savannah, Georgia (USA). Teaching is definitely not as profitable as making bespoke shoes — trust me — but some things you cannot put a financial value on.

If you enjoy my blog and are interested in learning the craft, I recommend you checking out my other websites:

Shoemaking Courses Offered: 

ECommerce for Tools & DVDs:






Behance Portfolio: 

And if you are interested in purchasing handmade shoes, please check out my website:


Thank you and please enjoy the blog!

**Please note: I am not accepting any additional apprentices at this time, but am available for private courses, upon request. If you are interested in a private course, please contact me at Otherwise, you may consider one of my workshop classes offered at Thank you.**

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