ShoesTV scored a tour of Don Ville shoemaking shop in Los Angeles. Owner Raul Ojeda specializes in bespoke and custom made shoes along with shoe repair and re-creation. Ojeda's work can be seen on Glee, Ringer, Revenge and many other TV shows and feature films.
Ojeda was mentored by the legendary Hollywood shoemaker Willie of Willie's Shoe Service. Ojeda learned shoe repair the old school way--every shoe is made by hand on site by trained shoemakers. Each shoemaker specializes in one step of the process--from vamps to uppers to lasts.
Ojeda also creates beautiful shoes for men and women that are for sale at Don Ville. Unlike a traditional shoe store, Ojeda customizes each and every shoe using a stable of over 500 lasts--making sure it's always a perfect fit.