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'A lot of the character starts with the shoes': Jeff Churchill on crafting custom shoes for Hollywood hits

Canadian shoemaker Jeff Churchill designs custom shoes for big-name films like Jojo Rabbit, Dolemite Is My Name and Rocketman. He joined guest host Laurie Brown to talk about his work through four special pairs of shoes.
Jeff Churchill estimates that he and his team have made about 15,000 pairs of shoes so far. His crew typically has between 15 and 18 projects on the go at once for customers from film and television. (Lucas Powers/CBC)
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In a busy workshop in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood, you can find Canadian shoemaker Jeff Churchill designing and crafting custom shoes for big-name films. Most recently, his shoes have appeared in Jojo RabbitDolemite Is My Name and Rocketman. He joined guest host Laurie Brown live in the q studio to talk about his work through four special pairs of shoes. 

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