Finally, it's footwear.
The research has been done, the stars have aligned, and we are thrilled to unveil three luxurious new members of the Deadly Ponies stable. Audibly longed for by you, our loyal friends, a Deadly Ponies boot has been simmering away in the mind of Founder and Creative Director, Liam Bowden, for quite some time…
‘As I did with handbags, I taught myself how to construct footwear patterns. It’s an exciting venture for us, as we can take our brand aesthetic and the techniques we have mastered from handbags, and transform them into a new category. Footwear is an area our customers have been encouraging us to move into for a while, and after such a restrictive few years, we came out of the other side knowing it was the right time to do something fun, and creative.’
- Liam Bowden, Founder & Creative Director
In pursuit of the perfect boot, our inaugural winter capsule is laser-focused on two hero styles, personally designed by Liam to be the only pieces you’ll need this season, and beyond.
‘We want to create future classics; boots that will be wardrobe staples, offering a small initial run to nail those designs, while hitting the hallmarks of our brand - sumptuous and sustainable leathers, brass hardware, our marque embossment, and of course, Deadly Ponies signature purple.’
Handcrafted in footwear capital, Portugal, our Rider Boot and Marengo Boot take a dramatic stroll with a supple lamb inner and calf leather exterior, responsibly tanned by certified Leather Working Group partners.
‘We’re working with a small, family-owned boutique in Portugal that specialises in shoe-making. It’s important that our craftsmanship is the best in the market, so we took our time, trying several different manufacturing hubs and partners until we found a team that could match our high standards. We were also very conscious about working with a sustainable manufacturer that operated within our code of conduct, and this maker best aligned with our quality requirements, and matched our family values.’
Marengo, named for Napoleon’s trusty steed, is our zip boot, a sumptuous classic with a slender yet solid heel - a timeless silhouette housing a supple lamb leather inner and modern square-toe. Our Marengo boot steps forward in classic black leather, and coveted macadamia python.
Rider Boot, whose moniker comes from Horse, Rider and Clown, an iconic artwork by Henri Matisse featuring a bold purple horse, was inspired by the perennial favourite Chelsea boot - literally a cut above all others with its elevated heel and signature purple Deadly Ponies woven pull-tab. Like the Marengo Boot, the Rider Boot features a calf leather sole with an embossed Deadly Ponies marque, a subtle, yet distinct detail.
The introduction of these exquisitely crafted pieces has made Deadly Ponies a haven for leather luxury from head to toe, and the limited run is the start of something big, so step in on the ground floor…