About Us

WillyMocs: Handmade Shoes

Willy O’Neal began making shoes back in 1959 for a prominent shoe company in Maine. In 1985, he started a business focused on people to whom comfort and fit mean everything. His wife Barb became a full-time shoemaker in 1993 after a 20-plus-year nursing career.
Using top-quality leathers, hard-won experience, and a fine craftsman’s pride, each pair of WillyMocs shoes is custom cut, hand-lasted, and handsewn.
It takes years of dedicated skill to create a beautiful, handsewn shoe that is both functional and unique while being incredibly comfortable. Willy keeps the high art of shoemaking alive with his well-practiced ability to read the leather as he builds the customer’s shoe a stitch at a time around the shoe last (a last is a model set up to match the customer’s foot).
Willy and Barb are among the few remaining shoemakers in America still cutting and sewing shoes by hand, proudly preserving the craft learned more than 50 years ago.
You will find Willy and Barb at fine, juried art shows around the country, displaying their line of quality handsewn shoes and taking orders, offering discriminating customers classic and original designs in boots, shoes, and slippers.
Shoe Shelf In A Room
Shoe Making Machines