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SHOE-MAKING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

With a proud footwear heritage and a thriving local industry today, Northamptonshire remains the shoe-making capital of the world. Most of the county's footwear manufacturers are open to visitors.

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  • Barker shoes have been an English tradition for over 135 years. Only the most carefully selected leathers are used and the uppers are shaped on the last by hand. Many other traditional...
  • Our history, one that spans centuries, paints a meaningful portrait of a brand that fully appreciates the value of tradition and how it can keep us grounded while propelling us forward....
  • Crockett & Jones was established in 1879 by two brothers in law, James Crockett & Charles Jones. James was raised by his grandfather Henry Marshall, who was a boot and shoe manufacturer...
  • Dr. Martens’ appeal to people who have their own individual style but share a united spirit – authentic characters who stand for something. People who possess a proud sense...
  • Cut by hand from the world’s finest leathers, each pair of Edward Greens is made in our Northampton workshop according to the same principles that have guided us for over a century...
  • Beautiful English footwear crafted by Franklin Shoemakers. Bespoke and made to measure shoes and boots from our Northampton workshop. Fittings available in London and Northampton. Hand...
  • Jeffery~West shoes are imbued with all the craftsmanship, quality, and pedigree available in having shoes manufactured by Northampton factories with hundreds of years of experience. The...
  • John Lobb Bootmaker has been in business for almost 150 years - and prides itself on upholding its exacting standards and unique levels of craftsmanship in the creation of hand-made shoes...
  • Joseph Cheaney founded the company and moved to the present site in 1896. In 1903 Joseph's sons Arthur and Harold joined the company. In 1930 "Dick" Cheaney, grandson of the founder, joined...
  • NPS Shoes have been manufacturing footwear since 1881. With a proud and distinguished heritage in footwear manufacturing, NPS specialise in manufacturing both men and women’s Goodyear...
  • Most of the internal Kinky Boots factory scenes were shot within the Tricker’s factory in Northampton.

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