Bradshaw & Lloyd

Bradshaw & Lloyd

This collection epitomizes all that was ever great about English shoemaking. We are very proud to offer these boots under the Bradshaw & Lloyd brand. Nothing has been spared in terms of the quality of materials.  Made entirely in England by one of the most respected shoe makers in Northampton.  These boots are made using the traditional Goodyear welting method of construction, whereby the upper leather, insole, welt and sole are entirely stitched together. This time consuming method is acknowledged to be the finest construction for formal footwear as it enables the shoe to be resoled any number of times without degrading the upper leather.  With fine grade leather uppers, full leather linings, leather welts and leather insoles these boots represent extraordinary good value and, crucially, they look superb.

Loake

LoakeThe Loake shoemaking tradition began in 1880 when brothers Thomas, John and William opened a factory in Northamptonshire in the heart of the English shoemaking industry. The aim was to provide the most handsome, comfortable and durable gentlemen's shoes possible. The present factory, in Wood Street, Kettering, was built by the brothers in 1894. Today, five generations later, Loake continues to be family owned and prides itself on the exceptional quality that only traditional skills and a family heritage can achieve. Loake are most famous for its fine, handcrafted Goodyear Welted shoes. Only the finest grade leathers and materials are used to create this renowned brand of footwear.

Sanders & Sanders

SandersSanders & Sanders Ltd was established in 1873 by brothers William and Thomas Sanders of Rushden, Northamptonshire. They had a vision of offering outstanding quality footwear to discerning members of the public throughout England. They had their five craftsmen, selected the finest English hides, the best local oak-bark tanned soles and began to design and make boots. This vision has since been passed down from father to son and the company is currently in the fourth generation of family management, employing over one hundred craftsmen. Most of the footwear is made using the Goodyear Welted construction method, where the upper, insole, welt and sole are entirely stitched together. Although a very labour intensive process, this is acknowledged to be the finest construction for formal footwear.

Trickers

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In 1829, Joseph Barltrop and his wife Claire Louise Tricker founded what was to become one of the oldest English shoe manufacturers namely Tricker Limited. Five generations later, his family continue to apply the same traditional crafts and skills in the production of the world renowned shoes and are proud to be the holders of the Royal warrant from His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales. Using only the best available materials, including calf upper leather and oak bark tanned soles, Trickers craftsmen apply legendary skills to both hand-made and bench-made shoes, maintaining a standard seldom equalled in Goodyear welted footwear

Sebago

SebagoIn 1946 the Sebago heritage of crafting quality handsewn footwear nearby Lake Sebago in Maine, USA, was initiated by three veteran shoemakers. Since then Sebago Inc. has become the world's most recognised brand for producing premium, American, casual footwear. From the beginning, the company has been known for the highest standards of hands-on manufacturing techniques, proprietary processes, timeless styling and quality materials. At Sebago, styling has always gone hand in hand with comfort. Great-fitting handsewn loafers and oxfords are built around comfort-based lasts, and Sebago created and patented the welt construction method used in many of these handsewns to provide maximum fit and comfort. Sebago obtained worldwide popularity for its Docksides boat shoe, representing the best in leisure lifestyle and great performing casual footwear.