English men’s shoes, in this article we are going to review three of the top manufacturers of quality English mens shoes.
Crockett & Jones Shoes (as shown on the top pictures above) – Founded in 1879 in Northampton at the heart of England’s shoe making region, Crockett & Jones have specialized in making Goodyear-welted shoes for over 100 years.
Using the finest calf leathers from all over Europe, Crockett & Jones shoes are individually crafted on lasts designed to produce the best possible fitting characteristics. Each pair takes up to eight weeks to manufacture in a painstaking process which involves over 200 highly skilled operations which a machine could not match.
Tricker’s Shoes – The manufacturing home of Tricker’s continues to be based also in Northampton the heart of English shoe making country.
Again only the best available materials, including calf upper leather and oak bark tanned soles, Tricker’s craftsmen apply their legendary skills to produce both hand-made and bench-made shoes which maintain a standard seldom equaled in the world of Goodyear welted footwear.
Barker Shoes – Barker shoes have been an English tradition for over a hundred years. Only the most carefully selected leathers are used and the uppers are shaped on the last by hand.
Many other traditional shoe making methods are still employed including slow natural drying and hand polishing.
This is why Barker English mens shoes have a unique quality that no machine can ever match.Barker have been making shoes in the Northampton-shire village of Earls Barton since 1880.
As you can see these three brands have many similar qualities, all the shoes are handmade over a period of time and they still have there factories in the heart of England’s shoe making town of Northampton, these companies have skilled employees that hand down there skills to other family members passing on there years of experience of making the perfect pair of English men’s shoes.