We are in HOMANSBYEN, westside of OSLO, NORWAY, That`s where SHOE MAKER MASTER DAGESTAD has his shop. The windows are full of ” candy shoes, on one side is men`s the glass shelves are filled up with leather belts, socks, Men shoes, mostly Italian hand made shoes and on the other side, the ” candy shoes ` of iNGUNN BIRKELAND, all nicely displayed just like in a candy shop
Women shoes from iNGUNN BIRKELAND
Side by side, they represent quality, the art of handcrafts, esthetic designs, good service and perfectionism.
It`s not a coincidece that Mr DAGESTAD have choosen to colaborate with the designer iNGUNN BIRKELAND.
This charming, service minded shoe maker is a perfectionist in his work, he is passionate and meticulous when he
repairs shoes and bags and when he chooses the products for his shop. As he says, my work, my shop, nice products,
nice people are the ingredients of my passion. On his website, he invites people to see his products, gives them good
advice with a good and charming smile and if they care for a cup of coffee with cookies, they are more than welcome. He is
so popular that even the pop artist MADONNA asked him for help with her footwear during her stay in Oslo.
When I got into the shop I was happy to get a warm welcome and to feel the enthusiasm shoe maker Dagestad gave me
and I got nostalgic, thinking that you can still find some people that are passionate by good old handcraft. We have to
support those people because in our society, they are so few. Our world of capitalism and our ” use and throw away” mentality
are leading to the disappearance of good old handcraft, it`s sad, really sad. Today shoe maker DAGESTAD doesn`t make any shoes longer but repairs them.
I took those pictures too for you guys…
Shoes for men , shoes for women and shoe care products