Asheville shoemaker Deborah Robertson wins national award

Deborah Robertson's Balmoral button boot, which won an Honorable Mention at Footwear Symposium 2018
Deborah Robertson's Balmoral button boot, which won an Honorable Mention at Footwear Symposium 2018. Photo courtesy of Deborah Robertson

Press release from Deborah Robertson:

Deborah Robertson, Asheville’s handmade bespoke shoemaker, won Honorable Mention at Footwear Symposium 2018 last weekend in Savannah, Georgia. Footwear Symposium gathered together shoemakers and boot makers from all over the US (including Alaska), as well as shoemakers from Australia and Ecuador.

Cowboy boot makers from all over the country also attended the event, which was held at the Hyatt Regency Savannah, August 2-5. Two cowboy boot makers, Greg Carmack (Waco, Texas) and Bo Riddle (Ozark, MO) were presented with Master Craftsman status with the Footwear Makers Guild by founder Marcell Mrsan of Budapest, Hungary (fifth generation cordwainer).

Speakers included Dr Rosemarie Resendez, DPM, on “Foot Function and Shoe Practicality” and “Foot and Ankle Anatomy and Function,” “Boots, Customers and Designs: Lessons I’ve Learned” by Lisa Sorrell, “US Footwear Marketplace: Prospects, Pitfalls and Policy” by Gary Raines, “American Alligator: Protection Through Collection” by Christi Plott, and many others, as well as demonstrations on Patternmaking and Finishing by Marcell Mrsan.

For more information, contact Deborah Robertson at 828-450-4202 orĀ

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