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Local industry with a global footprint; this is the men's shoe-making capital of the world. Made to measure for James Bond & Prince Charles footwear remains a thriving local industry today.

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  • Northamptonshire remains the global shoe-making capital with so many amazing international footwear manufacturers…this site showcases our proud footwear heritage and a thriving local industry as it is today.

  • 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 shoemaking methods...
  • 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. Much like any...
  • 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 in Northampton...
  • 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 of self- expression...
  • 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. Crafted and...
  • 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 Sewn footwear made...
  • 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 designs use welt...
  • 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 and boots for...
  • 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 the company...
  • 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 welted footwear...
  • We are the The English Shoe Tour Company, we specialise in providing guided tours of shoe factory retail outlets in Northamptonshire. These ‘hard to find’ outlets offer reduced prices to the...
  • Most of the internal Kinky Boots factory scenes were shot within the Tricker’s factory in Northampton.

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