The Sanders Diplomat collection is the premium grade range of shoes and boots from the famous Sanders factory. Only the finest premium grade calf leathers and suedes are used in this collection. The footwear is handcrafted using only the goodyear welted method of construction. There are other, cheaper methods of shoe construction, but goodyear welting is generally regarded as the very best. It provides good support for the foot and moulds nicely to the shape of the foot. Also the shoe may be re-soled numerous times without degrading the upper leathers.
The Sanders factory is owned by the Sanders family and has been hand crafting shoes on the same Rushden site in Northamptonshire since 1873. The factory is presently run by Henry Sanders and his daughter Megan.
Bradshaw and Lloyd offer the entire range of Sanders Diplomat shoes and boots.