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Fashion Shoes & Designer Shoes By The Best Shoemakers In Britain

26th March 2008
When you look at the big names in the English Shoe Manufacturing Industry, like Grenson, Loake Shoes, Barker and Churches, you don't usually immediately think of these shoes as the most fashionable mens shoes on the market. Designer shoes surely would not... Read >

Brogue Shoes – A Fine Tradition in English Mens Shoes

19th March 2008
The history of brogue shoes unfortunately is not derived from English origins. This particular style of shoe is considered (by consensus opinion) to have its roots in Scottish and Irish heritage. The true original style of brogue shoes is most accurat... Read >

The Goodyear Welt Construction Process for Mens Dress Shoes

25th February 2008
This article considers the process of shoe construction known as 'Goodyear Welt'. This process is the traditional method for the manufacture of mens dress shoes and it takes its name from the inventor who came up with the original hand sewn method. The be... Read >

Barker Shoes: A True Quality English Shoemaker

15th February 2008
Today Barker Shoes are regarded in the English shoe industry as one of the world's finest producers. They sell domestically and export a growing number of pairs internationally to cater for a growing foreign demand. Barker Shoes represent one of around tw... Read >

The History Of Barker Shoes

23rd January 2008
Barker Shoes was established in 1880 when Arthur Barker set up in Northamptonshire, the heart of shoe-manufacturing in the United Kingdom. As with most companies, Arthur started with a very narrow range of products. The shoe which was particularly popular... Read >

The History Of Grenson Shoes

23rd January 2008
Grenson Shoes was started by just one man, William Green. He was born in 1835 but his father unfortunately passed away in 1839 when William was only 4 years old. He moved away from his place of birth with his mother soon after and they ended up in Rushden... Read >

The History Of Loake Shoes

23rd January 2008
Loake has been described as '...the unsung hero of British shoemaking' and the company is said to be 'one of the best kept English secrets of the last century.' Comments like this compelled us to look into the history of Loake Shoes to see what makes them... Read >