Classic Leather Footwear Handcrafted One Pair At A Time In East Vancouver, Canada

Lasting Russell Boot By Hand


Footwear from HD Russell is made using Goodyear Welt construction; this creates a water-resistant shoe that is durable and resoleable and should last many years provided the leather is cared for

Creating Heel Stack on Service Boot

Ethically Made

All boots and shoes are designed and produced in-house. Our cordwainer is a master patternmaker with experience making footwear for those with orthopedic requirements

Stitching Outsole of Russell Boot on Landis Machine

Made Exclusively For You

We make each pair only after an order is placed. Once you select the style of footwear, the type of leather and the rubber outsole, we begin to make your shoe. Orders are ready to ship in approximately 8-10 weeks.

  • "Great service and quality! Bespoke boots that rival the quality of Viberg, Nick’s , Dayton, Red Wing, etc. Purchased Service Boots and couldn’t be happier. Zero break in period (as they are custom made)."

    -Kevin B
  • "David and Charlie were both fantastic at my first appointment today. I have had boots and shoes made in London (England) in the past and the customer service and knowledge that David has is at least as good as any of the well known London based boot makers. Looking forward to getting the call to tell me that the last is ready and getting the boots shortly thereafter!!"

    -J Baidwan
  • "I’ve been waiting years to find the right pair of perfectly fitted, custom boots. David at HD Russell is the Sufi poet of boot making! He shaped the boot to my collapsed arch & I walked 8km the first day without orthotics. I’m stoked to finally wear a work of art that enhances my life."

    -D Goodfellow
  • "I need custom made footwear to relieve discomfort from a large bunion. Davoud made a custom last for me, and then built me a pair of Chelsea boots and a pair of beautiful and sturdy walking shoes. These fit properly, and completely relieved the discomfort from the bunion when walking any distance. Both the boots and the walking shoes are very well made, and will, no doubt, serve me well for many years to come. Boots and shoes made by HD Russell are fine examples of old world hand made craftsmanship. And, the people at HD Russell are truly a pleasure to deal with. I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone who needs custom made shoes or boots to deal with foot problems, and to all those who appreciate stylish and well built footwear, hand-made is the finest old world traditions."

    -H Madeisky
  • "Davoud at HD Russell Boots custom made these beautiful wingtip oxfords for me and I love them. Super solid, super comfortable for walking, and excellent weight, quality, and craftsmanship. They're really great shoes.

    I liked the shoes so much I went back and bought two pairs of boots!

    This is a great place. So lucky to have it here in Vancouver. If you're a boot or shoe fanatic like me, and names like Dayton, Viberg, Nick's, White's, Wesco, and so on, resonate with you, you need to check out HD Russell before your next purchase!"

    -L Murray
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