The Art Of Shoemaking
260 INDIVIDUAL PROCESSES
Our shoes and boots are built to last by Artisans with a wealth of experience. Looked after properly, there’s no reason why a pair of our high quality shoes or boots shouldn’t last you for many years or even a lifetime. This is thanks to the incredible care and attention lavished on every pair by our craftsmen and women in Northampton, the traditional home of English shoe making. Every single pair of boots or shoes is the result of 260 individual processes. All of them are carried out by master shoemakers who have learned their trade over many years.
Each pair are hand finished, the soles and heels are trimmed and the edges buffed until they are smooth.Years of experience and a very good eye is required to master this traditional freehand skill. Then the uppers are stained, polished and waxed to create a weatherproof finish, before ‘bunking’ the soles by adding decorative patterns with tools heated over a naked flame.