PASSION FOR SHOES AND LEATHER FELT BY EVERY CUSTOMER AT THE VERY FIRST TRY
To celebrate our Competition to win a pair of Berwick we thought we would look at what makes Berwick Tick.
Tradition, craftsmanship and the best quality paired with a sense for contemporary trends – these are the strengths of Berwick.
Much has changed over the years but one thing has remained: Berwick shoes are handmade. Sure, machines help in certain processes but they leave something of themselves in each pair when crafting their shoes. Also in terms of design and fashion, the classic styles are carefully adapted to the current trends, but the character is preserved at all times – with a Berwick shoe you get a quality product that resembles its era perfectly.
A BRAND AND A PHILOSOPHY
Berwick shoes are made in Almansa, Spain. Almansa has a strong historical connection to the Duke of Berwick who achieved great fame as a military leader in Spanish service. Out of respect and as a tribute to the achievements of the
Duke, he became the namesake of this traditional shoe manufacturer.
Today, Berwick shoes are made in the factories of the Milan Classic S.A. in Almansa. Numerous Berwick shoe types such as Oxford, Blucher/Derby, Budapest/Brogue, Ankle Boot, Monk strap or Loafer enjoy global popularity. Berwick shoes has an excellent reputation and is widely praised for their high quality leather, sustainable workmanship, beautiful design, longevity and Berwick shoes are remarkably good value for money.
BERWICK GO THROUGH TWO HUNDRED STEPS BEFORE YOU TAKE YOUR FIRST
Diligence and experience are timeless, Goodyear welted and machine-supported.
More than two hundred steps are required to manufacture a quality Berwick shoe;
The shaft is connected to the insole by an invisible seam and a one-centimetre-wide strip of leather, the "welt", is sewn in.
The out-sole is then sewn to the outside of the welt with a second seam. The welted construction protects the foot optimally against cold, heat and water.
Produced in the early 1900's, Goodyear stitching and sewing Machines used for sewing the two bottom seams are still used today when it comes to welted shoes. It is this combination of technology, craftsmanship and years of experience that makes Berwick shoes the careful both quality and durable.
A PASSIONATE CRAFTSMAN ADORES THE MATERIALS HE WORKS WITH
The choice is simple only the best raw materials for Berwick shoes.
Berwick sources its raw materials from handpicked suppliers:tanneries like Du Puy and cutters like D‘Annonay, rubber soles, e. g., from Dainite, Rendenbach (JR), Vibram or Finproject. The pressed cork for the mid sole and the cowhide for the lining are imported from England.
Elegant, timeless design, comfortable wear and a high-quality, artistic style: Quality shoes from Berwick. The Berwick models with leather soles are often exclusively equipped with the extremely abrasion-resistant, highly water-repellent, pit-tanned leather sole from JR in Trier. Among experts, the JR leather sole is considered the best and highest quality of its kind.