Bryr Studio is a collection of hand-made clogs inspired by the West Coast lifestyle. Based out of their workshop in the Dogpatch district of San Francisco, every pair of Bryr clogs are hand-made by Isobel and her small team. Dedicated to the simple idea that the best products are made with the best materials, Bryr clogs are constructed using the strongest and most supple American leathers, and traditional European solid wood bases.
The name Bryr (pronounced Bri-er, like the old English word for a thorny thicket) means to care in Swedish. We believe whole-heartedly in the intrinsic value of well-made things. With a nod towards 70's California design and a closet full of vintage clogs, we hope to bring a modern eye to classic craftsmanship.
Born and raised in England, then moving to the US as a teenager, Isobel always felt like San Francisco felt most like home. After 15 years working in the apparel industry, in the Spring of 2012, Isobel quit her design director job at a major US retailer and went in search of something more. She had a gut feeling that there was a better way to make better things and so she went on what she calls a ‘creative walk-about’.
She'd always had an urge to learn to make shoes. Following that path, she went on a journey that took her from the Coast of Spain to the Mountains of Sedona and finally to build a studio in Northern California. After a year of learning, making and refining her craft, Isobel was finally ready to launch her line of women’s modern clogs. Bryr Studio was born.
Here's a short film our friend Vanessa Hellmann shot about Bryr.