Sebastian Tarek is a bespoke shoemaker, working solo on every aspect of the process — from first measurement to last stitch. Each pair is entirely handmade and designed exactly to the wearer’s taste and fit, resulting in a unique collaboration between client and craftsman.

Based in east London, Sebastian is from a long line of shoemakers, stretching back to the early nineteen hundreds. With many years of experience, his skill and exacting eye for detail results in shoes that are made for life. Sebastian’s materials are carefully sourced from across the UK, from some of the oldest and most prestigious tanneries in the world.


  • Studied at Cordwainers, London
  • Worked for several members of The West End Master Bootmakers’ Association
  • Taught on MA in Footwear at the Royal College of Art, London

Collaborations and Partnerships

Hostem, Toogood, Duffy, London Fashion Week, V&A, Crafts Council, London Craft Week, Hypebeast, Wallpaper*, Monocle, Hoxton Mini Press


  • 28 April 2017

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  • 26 March 2017

    Sartorial Notes has a feature about London’s bespoke shoemakers; great to be included alongside such prestigious names

  • 24 March 2017

    I’m on Die, Workwear! talking about blending craft and design

  • 03 March 2017

    There’s a new profile about me on this Japanese blog

  • 20 February 2017

    My Sebastian Tarek x Hostem women’s collection is now available to buy instore at Hostem, London

  • 15 February 2017

    Pleased to featured in Nuno Mendes’s guide to London on barneys.com

  • 24 January 2017

    There’s now a brand page about me on The World of Shoes

Get in touch

For appointments and enquiries, email sebastian@sebastiantarek.com

Sebastian Tarek