Michael started making shoes 16 years ago for a local orthopaedic shoe company. In 2013 he was asked to refurbish a pair of Church's for a colleague and began to look online for leather sole tanneries and found Thomas Ware in Bristol.
After discovering there was no company online specialising in the repair of high quality gents goodyear welted shoes the idea of an online repair service was born.
He purchased unwanted machinery from the old Grenson factory, built a website and launched goodyearwelted.co.uk followed by leathersole.co.uk.
Michael has repaired thousands of Leather, Dainite and Commando soles and has customers all over the world. He is recommended by brands such as Charles Tyrwhitt, O'keffee and The Brogue Trader.
In 2018 he launched attards.co.uk a website where customers from all over the world can order repairs and very soon will be able to purchase bespoke shoes entirely made at his workshop in Cardiff, Wales
Brands we repair
We repair the following brands Alden, Allen Edmounds, Alfred Sargent, Barker, Cheaney, Church's, Crockett & Jones, Charles Tyrwhitt, Edward Green, Foster & Son, George Cleverley Grenson, Herring, John Lobb, Jeffery West, Loake, Mark Mcnairy, O'Keeffe, Oliver Sweeney, Red Wing, Trickers, Wildsmith and any other shoes that are made using the Goodyear Welted process.