The Sanders shoe factory was founded in 1873 by Thomas and William Sanders in the town of Rushden, Northamptonshire. Ever since the factory has been under continuous family ownership. Presently Henry Sanders is at the helm and these superb quality shoes and boots continue to be hand crafted on the original site. Other shoe factories may have sold out but not Sanders shoes which has meant the long term view of ensuring quality by reinvesting in the business has been maintained from one generation to the next.
Bradshaw & Lloyd has teamed up with Sanders shoes to create a unique range of boots to be marketed under the Bradshaw & Lloyd brand name. The Hurst last on which these boots will be made has been perfected and combine a superb fit for most feet with a superb shape. 12 months in the design and testing stage, absolutely no concession will be made in terms of quality and materials. These boots are entirely made in the Sanders shoes Rushden factory by their team of highly skilled craftsmen.
The first line of boots will be launched this autumn. This will be a range of fully leather lined, goodyear welted chelsea boots in a variety of suedes and leathers and priced at under £200. Keep an eye on bradshawandlloyd.com for the launch of this exciting B&L and Sanders shoes collaboration.