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Custom Footwear: Don Ville’s Handcrafted Shoes

Finding the right pair of shoes is a lot easier when you can make them yourself. From scratch. Without electricity.

That’s the way that Raul Ojeda makes his bespoke footwear, and it’s the way that he learned from his mentor, Willie Rivera. Ojeda started apprenticing at Willie’s Shoe Service in 2004, and three years later bought the business from Rivera. In 2010, he opened the doors on his new venture, Don Ville, and in 2011 opened his first shop on La Brea.

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He does a bang up job, as you can see here, and fueled by the recent craze of local craftsmanship in LA, has quickly risen as one of LA’s premier bespoke shoemakers.

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Don Ville on Threads: Made Man

Details

Address
113 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Phone
(323) 932-9874

Don Ville Map

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37 Comments

  1. Keowa Cherise Ivory April 11, 2013 Reply

    Wow! Daniel Ivory

  2. Santia Esther April 11, 2013 Reply

    Kenyatta Andrews

  3. Obi Ejikeme April 11, 2013 Reply

    Oh, this is neat.

  4. Regina Shields-Hailey April 11, 2013 Reply

    Nice!

  5. Tiffany Foster April 11, 2013 Reply

    Impressive!

  6. Terisa Williams Miller April 11, 2013 Reply

    Noble Hugh Williams thought of you when I saw these 😉

  7. Turshá Hamilton April 11, 2013 Reply

    Ross A. Sampson, thought you’d be interested

  8. Dommy Mars April 11, 2013 Reply

    I loveeeee!

  9. Leletu Ledza Sipondo April 11, 2013 Reply

    aaah stunning

  10. Zanatra Doret April 11, 2013 Reply

    These shoes scream SWAG

  11. Kelli Renee' April 11, 2013 Reply

    Love.

  12. Niki Wilson April 11, 2013 Reply

    Bespoke = understandably expensive

  13. Red Robinson April 11, 2013 Reply

    Those are what you call shoes…

  14. Kay B. Douglas April 11, 2013 Reply

    Gorgeous craftmasnship

  15. Shawanna Davis April 11, 2013 Reply

    @

  16. Silvia Abrigada-Stenson April 11, 2013 Reply

    Nice.

  17. Makeda Sanyika April 11, 2013 Reply

    does he make women’s shoes? these are gorgeous!

  18. Ian Smart April 11, 2013 Reply

    WEOW!

  19. Terreca Ford April 11, 2013 Reply

    Nice craftsmanship and color

  20. Dellareece Moss April 11, 2013 Reply

    Gorgeous!!! any Ladies shoes?

  21. Barbara Hayward April 11, 2013 Reply

    Beautifully crafted shoes …

  22. CeCe Page April 11, 2013 Reply

    Steven Stokes looks like you…

  23. Sparkle TheQueen White April 11, 2013 Reply

    Ignorant swag

  24. Shannon D. Isaac April 11, 2013 Reply

    Jermaine Isaac you should check these out! NICE!

  25. Angel Patrice April 11, 2013 Reply

    Justin Miller

  26. Aaliyah Sulaiman April 11, 2013 Reply

    Awesome

  27. Steven Stokes April 11, 2013 Reply

    @cece you kno I have to have these…. oh my messiah…lol

  28. CeCe Page April 11, 2013 Reply

    Lmbo I know…lol

  29. Gail Shipp Arrindell April 11, 2013 Reply

    Will order for my Son and my Dad; a beautiful art and a wonderful story. Thank You for sharing and enlightening.

  30. Davis Sophia April 11, 2013 Reply

    I want a pair what about the ladies

  31. Mady Mahdy Maddie April 11, 2013 Reply

    Dan Sir-cozy Juma nice

  32. Nana Hauwa Bawa April 11, 2013 Reply

    cc Bowofade Elegbede

  33. Mk Mthimunye April 12, 2013 Reply

    try me @ winter!!

  34. Vidzis Holystone April 12, 2013 Reply

    Gud

  35. Camille Ndirie Motsamai April 13, 2013 Reply

    Wow!

  36. Ugo Edu April 21, 2013 Reply

    … Reggie Edu, Maurice ‘Mo’ Edu…

  37. AndrewCampbell1 July 29, 2015 Reply

    When it comes to spotting a unique handcrafted design, we can do so not only by looking at beautiful antique jewellery alone, but even shoes can have that privilege. They would definitely cost more but if you are all about quality and uniqueness, then the pricetag is just a number.

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