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Michal Pavlas

Michal Pavlas Shoemaker
Contact
Czech, English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Phone:
+236 736771309
©Michal Pavlas

From folk dancing to shoe making

  • • Michal made Indian moccasins as a child
  • • At one period, he only made orthopedic shoes
  • • Today, he handcrafts luxurious shoes

Michal Pavlas grew up in the Czech mecca of shoemaking – Zlín, where the Baťa siblings founded their globally known brand. The manufacturer's spirit influenced the young boy; many family members worked there, so it was natural for him to attend a shoemaking school. Intrigued by J. A. Baťa's book "Let's build a state for 40 million people", Michal set his mind on making shoes himself one day. Besides studying, he worked in the manufacturer and he also sewed some pieces at home. "As a teenager, I used to make training shoes for traditional dances of Moravian Wallachia. I was a member of a folklore club, I needed them myself. And so did my fellow dancers, my first customers."

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Works

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Derby Knee Boots

These navy blue derby knee boots are made by Michal Pavlas. Eel leather gives them their shine, perfectly matching the belt.

Michal Pavlas Shoemaker
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Crocodile Derby shoes

These Michal Pavlas crocodile derby shoes are made out of hand painted crocodile leather, more precisely Niloticus Hornback leather. The beautiful brown tones are reflected in the matching belt.

Michal Pavlas Shoemaker
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Eel Brown Derby shoes

The smoked brown leather derby shoes are made out of eel leather. Lines add texture to these elegant Michal Pavlas shoes.

Michal Pavlas Shoemaker
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Dark blue knee boots

These original shifty motorcycle boots by Michal Pavlas are made out of dark blue vegetable tanned leather.

Michal Pavlas Shoemaker
Photo: ©Michal Pavlas
Two tone brown Oxford

The two-tone brown oxford shoes are hand painted by Michal Pavlas. They are made out of smooth calf leather.

Michal Pavlas Shoemaker

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