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Giorgos Kelpis

Giorgos Kelpis Shoemaker
Contact
Greek, English, Italian
Hours:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00, Wednesday and Saturday 09:00 - 13:30
Phone:
+357 26945477
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Steady steps go far

  • • Giorgos merges family knowledge in shoe making with his studies
  • • He finds joy in offering comfort to people with feet problems
  • • He uses high quality materials and techniques

Giorgos Kelpis followed in his father's footsteps to became one of the very few shoe makers on the island. He studied Footwear and Accessories Design in Florence and when he returned to Cyprus he put his love and passion for his craft into action. They had their family shop refurbished and he made his first pair of boots for their shop contractor. Employing a combination of old British expertise and refined Italian techniques, Giorgos creates contemporary footwear in the old city centre of Paphos. Though his profession is threatened by the mass-produced shoes that are widely available on the market, he manages to distinguish himself and his craft by offering custom made shoes that provide comfort and support to people with feet problems or people whose shoe size is not offered on the market.

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Oxford full brogue

This pair of oxfords, finished with full broguing, were hand-stitched with leather sole and heels. These polished black shoes are part of a classical series created by Giorgos Kelpis.

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Oxford

This pair of polished brown oxfords were hand stitched with leather sole and heels. The shoes are part of a classical series created by Giorgis Kelpis.

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Derby

This pair of white and brown men’s shoes, designed and created by Andreas Kleis, were handstitched from kid and brown calf leather. The design is part of a greater series in which Andreas Kleis explores new design possibilities through experimentation with material and colour combinations.

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Unique design based on oxford style

This pair of men’s shoes, designed and created by Giorgos Kelpis, were hand stitched from kid leathers as well as stamped crocodile (artificial crocodile leather). The design is part of a greater series that explores new design possibilities through experimentation with material and colour combinations.

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Personal design based on oxford style

This pair of men’s shoes were handstitched from kid leathers. The shoes associate three different hues of tanned leather. The design is part of a greater series in which Giorgos Kelpis explores new design possibilities through experimentation with material and colour combinations.

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