during the 3rd century AD, a son, crispin, was born to the queen of kent. as a young lad, he was forced to flee his home, due to religious persecution. 

one day, while delivering shoes to ursula, the emperor’s daughter, crispin fell madly in love with ursula + she with him;

they decided to secretly marry. once the emperor realized that crispin was, indeed, of royal blood, he blessed their marriage, hence to this day,

the 25th of october marks the shoemaker’s holiday for st. crispin, the patron saint of shoemakers. 

we salute st crispin with this handmade boot of fine quality goatskin: 

“a shoemaker’s son is a prince born.”