Today I was talking with my brother J about new shoes for winter. He is going to buy new shoes, made with fair trade rules. Fortunatelly he accepts leather, otherwise it would be really difficult. I'm sort of fascinated with handmade shoes - that is the higher level of handmade.
I've found one hmd shoes producer - in Tokyo - SONOMITSU shoes. You can read about it also at the 8Tokyo. Enjoy!