Sanders & 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.
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