For the most part, if you were to buy handcrafted leather shoes, you’d probably expect to spend hundreds of dollars for the privilege. When you go out to a high-end shoe store, you can browse a wide selection of models that may or may not fit true to size, and the price tag will be relatively staggering.

With most shoe manufacturers, they make their products beforehand, which means that they create a lot of inventory that has to be moved and sold. With Beckett Simonon, however, they only make the shoes once people have ordered them.

This pre-order process is so much better because the company doesn’t have to gamble on making something that may or may not sell. Since each pair is already sold, the brand can produce them for less cost to the consumer. Also, because you’re getting your shoes directly from the manufacturer, you can cut out the markups of third-party vendors.

What does that mean for you? Higher quality, better fit, and lower costs. For about half the price of other brands, you can get a shoe that is expertly crafted and designed. The look and feel of these shoes will make you wonder why you ever bothered with more expensive options out there.

The Black Oxford shoe is made of full-grain calfskin, which makes it much more supple than other leather footwear. A classic design with laces and hand-stitched leather soles will complement any part of your wardrobe, whether it’s formalwear or business attire.

One of the best things about getting handmade soles for your shoes is that they can be replaced. Since these shoes are true to size and made of form-fitting leather, they will be much more comfortable than any other models you’ve worn before. Thus, you can have them on all day without feeling the burn afterward.

Since they’re so comfortable, you’ll probably wear the Black Oxfords all the time (black does go with everything, after all), and once the sole wears down, you don’t have to wait for another run to get a replacement. Simply re-sole your shoe, and you’re ready to go again.

While the manufacturing process usually doesn’t factor into buying shoes, it should. In many cases, the products are made under less-than-desirable conditions, meaning that you should probably feel a little guilty about the people working to make your shoes. With Beckett Simonon, however, since they only produce small batches, each run is manufactured under excellent conditions. Simply put, you can buy with confidence and a clear conscience.

Overall, when compared to other high-end shoes, the Black Oxfords from Beckett Simonon are a sight to behold. They’re not too expensive to be out of reach, and they’re not too stuffy to be saved only for special occasions. They’re comfortable, stylish, desirable, and ready to go, right from the box. On top of all of that, you can also rely on the craftsmanship, meaning that your shoes are built to last. What could be better than that?

Ryan Sprance is the Founder and Chief Strategist of Kaihatsu Media, a Digital Marketing agency focused on developing brand awareness and sales growth through social media, optimizing digital marketing spend and developing Influencer Marketing programs. He is also the Creator & Editor-In-Chief of, a men's lifestyle media company focused on Fashion, Fitness, Grooming, Gadgets and Guy Stuff and a Contributing Editor at Julius, a data driven Influencer Marketing platform.