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Top 24 Made in UK Shoe Brands

From heels to brogues, trainers to boots, we bring you our top 24 made in UK shoe brands.

[Updated July 2020]

We’ve compiled a list the top of British-made shoe brands, including everything from baby shoes to work boots, occasion heels to casual trainers.

This was a tricky list to compile as there are many brands who give the impression they are UK made but on further investigation are not really. This lovely bunch all make either all of their shoes in the UK or feature a Made in the UK collection, which are of course the ones we are focusing on.

This collection of UK made shoe brands is ever-evolving, so we would love your comments on any others that you think should be added to the list!

How do we select the made in UK footwear brands that make the list?

In order to decide who made this list of shoes made in the UK we took into account several criteria.

Firstly, we wanted to make sure that we had a good mix of mens, womens and children’s shoes that showed the diversity of what footwear can made in Britain.

Whether a brand was 100% made in the UK was also an important factor, as well as those that are ‘best in class’ or have an iconic design, such as the Dr. Marten boot.

We also factored in those British shoe brands which the Make it British team themselves have owned and worn, meaning that the quality of the product had been tried and tested.

Finally, we made sure we included members of Make it British as a thank you for supporting this site!

We’d love to hear your comments on your favourite British-made shoe brands. Please add them in the conversation at the end of this post.

Crown Northampton

Crown Northampton, british brand, uk manufacturing, leathergoods, leather shoes, local leather, british leather, trainers, outdoor shoes, comfort shoes, craftsmanship
Crown Northampton

The Woodford family have been hand making quality British-made shoes and boots 1908. Over the years their factory has become world renowned for comfort and craftsmanship with a large proportion of our production now exported worldwide. Using only the finest materials, all sourced from local leather merchants, they design, develop, and hand-make their shoes to the high standards set by both Northampton town’s forefathers and the Woodford family.

Draper of Glastonbury

Draper of Glastonbury footwear
Draper of Glastonbury

R. J. Draper & Co Ltd is an established independent family owned company, founded in 1937. They are based in Glastonbury in the south west of England, traditionally the heart of England’s sheepskin industry.

They are proud to say they are a fourth- generation family business, and have been manufacturing in their Glastonbury factory for over 79 years, now the oldest sheepskin footwear manufacturer in the UK.


Rudels luxury slippers
Draper of Glastonbury

Rudels are hand made In England combining innovative traditional techniques and the very finest materials as proven by their timeless 100% British woven wool cloth & their Universal wools used to make our slippers.

They are proud to be the very first brand in the world bringing sustainable biodegradable certified 100% British woven wool slippers to You.

Billy Tannery

Billy Tannery, made in the uk, made in britain, british brands, goatskin, sneakers, leather goods, goat leather, craftsmanship
Billy Tannery

Makers of British goat leather goods, Billy Tannery turns waste goatskin from the UK food industry into a sturdy, growing collection of leather goods.

In special collaboration with Crown Northampton, Billy Tannery brought their dream of making footwear from their goat leather to life. Named simply ‘The Sneaker’, the shoe fuses centuries of Northampton’s shoe and leather making heritage with contemporary sneaker design and their sustainable British leather.

Celtic & Co.

Celtic & Co, sheepskin boots, british brands, made in britain, slippers, sheepskin shoes,
Celtic & Co

Celtic & Co. is a luxury made in UK shoe brand made exclusively from the finest, all-natural fibres, predominantly produced in the UK.

Celtic’s iconic sheepskin boots and slippers are true originals and are still handcrafted in their workshop in Newquay by their talented staff.


Deeasjer, british brand, made in london, bespoke, tailor-made, womens shoes, hand-made, high heel, going out shoes, evening shoes

Deeasjer’s bespoke luxury shoes are hand-made in London, designed with passion and are unique to you. Deeasjer’s shoes are tailor-made to match your personality.

They are one of the few UK made shoe brands to craft bespoke shoes by hand in the capital. This means they can offer unrivalled luxury and attention to detail. They offer a private label and consultancy service. Whether you are creating a limited-edition line or an ongoing collection, Deeasjer can help to make your vision a reality.

Joseph Azagury

Joseph Azagury, made in britain, british brand, shoes made in the uk, pumps, womens shoes, casual shoes, smart shoes, work shoes
Joseph Azagury

The Joseph Azagury collection of women’s footwear is recognised as one of the UK ‘s leading footwear brands. His exquisite designs are hand made in their London atelier, using the finest quality materials.

They also offer a bespoke service where customers can select a model from the Azagury collection which can then be made up in the customers’ choice of material and colour (according to availability). The result for their customers is a truly unique pair of shoes.


Lambland wool slippers and footwear

Based on the edge of the beautiful Exmoor National Park, Lambland was established in 1961 and is today a third generation family run business, starting their adventure as a small seasonal retail shop in the harbour area of the beautiful seaside resort of Ilfracombe selling leather wallets, purses and handbags.

They do not believe in fast fashion, we see our products as timeless classics, that with the right care will last you for many years. 

Note: Check out Lambland’s British Made Collection for all their UK-made footwear


Sheepland slippers and footwear

Sheepland make Sheepskin Slippers. They are a small family-run business creating the most beautiful sheepskin products in their farmyard workshop near Glastonbury, in the English county of Somerset.

They make their traditional range slippers from natural sheepskin and they are all crafted by hand.

Xanthe Anna

Made in UK Shoe Brands British-made shoes from Xanthe Anna
Xanthe Anna

Designed and manufactured in Wales, Xanthe Anna boots and slippers are all made to order. With sustainability as the goal, they have carefully selected materials. Use only eco tan sheepskin, vegetable-tanned leather, organic hemp binding, 100% recycled thread and 60% recycled soles.

You can order from their collection of best sellers or create your dream sheepskin boots using their custom made service. You can choose colours, the height of boots and type of sole.

New Balance

New Balance, made in britain, made in uk, trainers, everyday shoes, going out shoes, sports shoes, sneakers, casual shoes
New Balance

New Balance have a made in UK collections of trainers, proudly made in Flimby, Cumbria since their facility opened in 1982. Since its opening, it has leveraged a rich heritage of shoemaking in the area utilizing the skills of experienced footwear specialists, some of whom have been building shoes for over 40 years.

At New Balance, they aim to aid athletes in their pursuit of excellence, whether that means helping professional athletes set records and win medals, or propelling everyday athletes to achieve a new PB, run their first 5K or just to live a more healthy and active lifestyle.

Note: not all New Balance shoes are made in England. Check their website for further details

Crockett & Jones

Crockett and Jones British shoes, made in britain, craftsmanship, leather shoes, smart shoes, going out shoes, menswear, brogues
Crockett and Jones

Crockett & Jones, makers of English men’s and women’s handmade shoes & footwear, was founded in 1879 in Northampton, specialising in the manufacture of Goodyear welted footwear.

Now after more than 139 years and in its 5th generation as a family business, Crockett & Jones continues to produce shoes with the same attention to detail, quality, comfort and durability that was the hallmark of their founders, Sir James Crockett and Charles Jones. In April 2017, Crockett & Jones was proudly awarded a Royal Warrant by HRH The Prince of Wales.

Dr Martens Made in England

Dr Martens Made in Britain, british shoes, made in britain, made in uk, leather shoes, doc martens, dms,
Dr Martens Made in England

The first pair of Dr. Martens boots rolled off the production line on April 1st 1960 from a factory in Cobbs Lane, Wollaston, England. Now crafted using original techniques, the Made in England range includes some of their most iconic pieces handcrafted in their original Wollaston factory.

Manufactured in Northamptonshire by experienced factory cobblers, the Made in England collection features Originals such as the 1460 boot and 1461 shoe.

Note: Only Dr. Martens made in England collection is made here. Check their website for further details


Church's British footwear, british brand, made in the uk, made in britain, footwear, boots, casual shoes, smart shoes, northampton, uk manufacturing, uk made

Church’s history can be traced back to 1617, but Church & Co. was officially established in 1873 and still manufactures the finest handmade luxury “English” shoes in its Northampton historical factory. Timeless in aesthetic and exceptional in quality, these handmade shoes are contemporary luxury icons.

The majority of Church’s men’s shoes continues to be made in Northampton, England. Their website clearly details which shoes are manufactured in the UK.

Note: not all Church’s shoes are made in Northampton. Check their website for further details

Edward Green

Edward Green british shoes, made in britain, made in the uk, leather shoes, leathergoods, mens shoes, casual shoes, evening shoes, going out shoes
Edward Green

Cut by hand from the world’s finest leathers, each pair of Edward Greens is made in their Northampton workshop according to the same principles that have guided them for over a century.

Still based in Northampton and have over sixty skilled artisans making around 350 pairs of shoes a week, many for export to the world’s leading boutiques and department stores as well as their own shops in London and Paris.


Freed of London, made in britain, made in the uk, uk manufacturing, made at home, professional shoes, ballet shoes, dance apparel, bridal shoes, fashion shoes
Freed of London

Freed of London is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of professional dance shoes.

The unique making technique of the Studios pointe shoes ensures consistency and uniformity with every pair of shoes, while still encompassing the world famous key features our pointe shoes are known for.

With an extensive history dating back to 1929, Freed of London shoes are hand crafted in the UK and today the Freed of London portfolio includes dance apparel, bridal and fashion collections.


Gina, made in Britain, made in london, womens shoes, evening shoes, event shoes, sandles, platforms, high heels, bridal

The world famous Gina shoe is loved by women and celebrities across the globe. The brand started in 1954 and still manufactures their beautiful shoes in London.

In 2011, GINA relocated to a 40,000 sq. feet factory in North London, maintaining their commitment to not only the prestige of ‘Made in England’ but uniquely to ‘Made in London’. It is here that the GINA brand, led by Mehmet’s three sons, continue the family shoemaking legacy dedicated to craft and excellence.

Grenson Shoes

Grenson Shoes, made in the uk, british made, northampton, casual shoes, evening shoes, work shoes, smart shoes, womens shoes
Grenson Shoes

Not all Grenson shoes are UK-made, but they are clear on their website which of their shoes are made in the UK, and which are made offshore. For UK-made shoes check out their G:One and G:Zero collections which are made entirely in their own factory, as are their collection of made in England trainers.

They offer a bespoke service and Grenson:LAB where they will make one of their styles to your own specification.

Note: not all Grenson shoes are made in England. Check their website for further details

John Lobb

John Lobb, made in the uk, british made, northampton, formal shoes, work shoes, smart shoes, womens shoes
John Lobb

John Lobb has been making the finest UK made shoes and boots since 1866 in London. Its rich heritage is reinforced by timeless qualities of craftsmanship, service and style – attributes that are now available to a wider international John Lobb audience.

In 1982 the debut ready-to-wear collection was launched. In 1994, John Lobb opened its Northampton workshop, where today, the ready-to-wear line is designed and made by hand.

Note: not all John Lobb shoes are made here. Their made-to-measure shoes are made in Paris.

Joseph Cheaney & Sons

Jospeh Cheaney & Sons Shoes, made in the uk, british made, northampton, casual shoes, evening shoes, work shoes, smart shoes,
Joseph Cheaney

Joseph Cheaney established the company in 1886, and in 1896, along with his son Arthur, they moved to the site which the factory occupies today to become an enduring made in UK shoe brand.

During the first 80 years of business, the factory made shoes exclusively for some of the finest retailers around the world, branded to their individual company requirements.

Cheaney’s make all of their shoes in Northampton, including stitching all of the uppers in the UK

NPS Solovair

NPS Solovair, british brand, made in the uk, made in britain, made in england, leather shoes, boots, shoes, leathergoods, northampton, casual shoes, walking shoes
NPS Solovair

From small beginnings to the present day, NPS Shoes has lived a product defining history. Proud of their heritage and how over a century of experience in factory surroundings has shaped their outlook, processes and work ethic to make them a great example of UK-made shoes and British craftsmanship.

By combining over 130 years of traditional craftsmanship and tooling with the latest technology and materials, NPS continues to produce the finest quality footwear. To maintain their quality, their products will always be handmade from start (‘clicking’) to ‘finishing’ in the UK.

Starchild Shoes

Starchild shoes, make in britain, made in the uk, childrens shoes, toddler shoes, hand-crafted, leather shoes, shoes for kids
Starchild Shoes

Starchild famous soft sole leather baby shoes and slippers are instantly recognizable, colourful and fun. Their toddler slippers are a hit too once your little one starts to walk!

The elasticated ankle keeps their socks on, can not be kicked off and ensures that the shoes really do stay on. Soft leather allows feet to breathe, move and grow naturally.

Each pair are lovingly hand made in England in a traditional shoe factory. They make appealing gifts and are much loved by adults as well as children.


Tricker's British shoes, made in britain, made in the uk, british brand, mens shoes, uk manufacturing, shoes, loafers, brogues, smart shoes,

As the longest established shoemaker in England, the year was 1829 when Joseph Tricker founded the company. Tricker’s boots and shoes for men combine traditional durability, practicality and sturdiness with a degree of understated elegance.

This British-made shoe brand’s commitment to making shoes and boots of outstanding quality remains wholeheartedly consistent.

Tricker’s footwear is made entirely from start to finish at their Northampton factory and, whilst manufacturing processes have changed over time, their craftsmen and women continue to follow traditional techniques.

Please leave a comment below if you enjoyed this article about UK-made shoes or if you have any suggestions about other shoe brands who are made in Britain.



  1. Brian Nuttall on April 24, 2017 at 9:10 am

    One for your list. Hand made walking, work & cycling boots made in Yorkshire. Altberg

    • Drross on December 17, 2017 at 12:45 am

      I wondered where altberg were on this list. Their boots are brilliant.

      • PETROV on April 13, 2018 at 5:01 pm


        • Lisa Rust on June 26, 2018 at 8:39 pm

          Actually I have friend who is a supervisor at Crockett & Jones and has overseen shoes made for famous people. I very much doubt they would pay for ‘rubbish’. No-one said they were bespoke, which is a totally different thing.

        • Phil Redbud on February 20, 2019 at 9:02 pm

          Sorry to correct you but you obviously know nothing of C & J shoes. They make pretty decent off the peg footwear up to very high-quality bespoke shoes. Take a trip to their store in Jermyn Street in Central London or if you’re in Paris you can visit the craftsmen who offer every service from repairs to storing your personal lasts for any future orders.

        • Alan Kennedy on November 5, 2019 at 10:10 pm

          … church are hand made, go and visit the factory! it is the ‘trendy’ looking ones, which Prada brought into the game, that are made in Italy … rather sad story!

          • Geese on April 5, 2020 at 9:49 pm

            Altberg need to be there for sure.

        • Anna on June 3, 2020 at 3:24 pm

          Where’s Dr Martens? Surely they should be listed. Such an iconic brand.

          • Dave Halstead on June 15, 2020 at 9:29 am

            Dr Martens are now made in China, the British company that made them are NPS Solovair look on their website you won’t be disappointed.

          • Steve on August 20, 2020 at 12:06 am

            Dr Martin’s are on this list, look again, but it states only the English collection are made here, the rest are made abroad.

          • Jutta Harden, San Diego, CA on December 10, 2021 at 6:54 pm

            Jeffrey West probably should be on the list!

        • Paul on July 30, 2020 at 3:38 pm

          Totally disagree. My current pair of Churches shoes are 11 years old and supremely comfortable and durable

        • Bob jones on December 31, 2021 at 11:08 am

          Nonsense. They are both handmade in Northampton, I’ve worked in the factory producing them.

      • lesley buscombe on October 24, 2021 at 10:37 pm

        They are brilliant but don’t make them here any more I was told ,so sad.

    • mike on September 27, 2018 at 2:32 pm

      just rung them, all made in italy apart from custom fittings.

    • Courtney Bowles on September 14, 2019 at 2:55 am

      40 years ago, I used to trace my children’s feet and order wonderful shoes for them from Rowe in the UK. I can find no trace of them?
      Does anyone know of similar quality shoes I might order?

      • David on August 20, 2020 at 6:08 pm

        Yes, try Greens of Mortenhamstead in Devon excellent well made boots and shoes for adults and children.

    • Brian Hermiston on October 19, 2021 at 2:53 pm

      Please note that Altberg ONLY make specialist fittings in the UK . All of their production boots are made in Italy. Ive just checked this out. My initial reading was that their boots were produced in the UK – but an e mail from them tells me this is not the case.

  2. idowu-timothy on May 25, 2017 at 10:20 am

    British shoes remained among the best to be found anywhere,

    • dude on January 23, 2018 at 2:35 pm

      No, british shoes are only comfortable when your not wearing them

      • Lucy Shuttleworth on January 27, 2018 at 9:35 am

        All British manufactured shoes take up to 12 weeks to break in this is true but once you find the right brand- with the right last shape, size and width, leathers and construction (good-year welted)- they will be the most comfortable shoes you own. From this list I would highly recommend Cheaney, I have 8 pairs that all work for me and I rotate them daily in order for them to breathe.

        Because of the trading standard rules some of the uppers in the list above are manufactured elsewhere. From firsthand experience I can say the following are all made in England from start to finish and worth a try :

        Crockett and Jones
        John Lobb
        Edward Green

        If you want to know more on what you are purchasing, on the inside of the upper, the sock, the sole and sometimes the tongue should say made in England, this indicates that every piece of construction is done in an English factory.

        I hoped this helped for your future purchases and I hope you check out the brands I mentioned to see for yourself, and I am 100% sure they will answer any questions you have, so get your list preped! haha

        • Kevin Glennon on September 25, 2018 at 4:49 pm

          Hi Lucy! I love this page! I am a male counterpart to Imelda Marcos! I own over 20 pairs of shoes. A number of them from the makers you have highlighted here. It is time that British Manufacturers did a better job of selling their shoes abroad. I am tired of hearing that Italian are best, or Spanish or even American. Italian shoes are much lighter as are Spanish due to the weather conditions in those countries. But for the weather our shoes have to endure in the UK, British is best!

          I agree that a good pair of shoes have to be “warn-In” and yes, they can be uncomfortable, but so is any new item of clothing. You will find it fitting better after wearing the item a few times. None of us have the same shape feet! Unless you are wealthy enough to have your shoes personally fitted, there is going to be a little discomfort at first. But I have English shoes that have lasted me over 20 years, they still look great and are very comfortable and I expect them to see me out! Buyers these days want everything to be perfect from the beginning, fine but it will cost you to have them personally made and fitted to your own last!

          • Feiyi on August 30, 2020 at 5:46 pm

            absolutely correct. I worked in footwear field for so many years. What you said is very professional. Excellent! Thanks for your sharing.

        • Rod on November 5, 2018 at 5:03 pm

          Actually as far as I am aware Church ladies shoes are made in Italy. They are looking at returning them to the UK, but this doesn’t seem to have happened just yet.
          I was under the impression that the following were made in England from start to finish:-
          Sanders and Sanders
          Northamptonshire Productive Society (not Solovair)
          Alfred Sargent
          Tim Little (not Grenson)
          George Cleverley

          There are also firms like George Cox who cater for a niche market, who’s shoes I understand are Northampton made.

        • Ryan Rodgers on August 27, 2021 at 9:47 am

          William Lennon & Co, Hope Valley, Derbs. Best working footwear I’ve owned. Is there a company that makes high quality pull on work boots?

  3. Steve Shillcock on May 30, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    I think your Grensons anniversary should read 150 (1866 +150 = 2016) as 100 would make the anniversary in 1966 (1866 + 100).

  4. Tom Browand on June 9, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Can ANYBODY tell me if someone still makes British Walker shoes ? I can be reached at tom.housesale@gmail.com .

    • Rob on December 14, 2018 at 12:17 am

      Altberg made in Richmond North Yorkshire

      • Dave on January 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm

        I believe even Altbergs or a good proportion of them are now made elsewhere to keep up with demand.

  5. Jamie on July 21, 2017 at 11:18 am

    wow, love the New Balance Made in Britain range, these look amazing.

    • Russell Bump on November 15, 2021 at 3:47 am

      Hi I purchased a pare of Tom Hill hunt boots from an antique dealer in England and cant find any thing on this co.. I think they were founded in 1873. The boots are supposed to be 100 years old and once cleaned and polished look like knew. I want to know more about a co. that could make such a wonderful boot. Thanx Russ

  6. Wij Travers on August 25, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Another to add to the list: Duke & Dexter – awesome loafers handmade in Sheffield!

  7. Frances on September 21, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    I have a pair of Loake boots for women but I don’t see them in the line up any more, there is a mens pair look identical though. Brilliant pair of shoes will last me years and years, I am disabled and they hold my feet stable, just needed them re-soled every few years.

  8. David Howick on October 23, 2017 at 11:01 am

    We are are UK based supplier of high class ladies footwear, looking to purchase a manufacturing company here in the UK. Could you please forward me details of any companies that are looking to be purchased or merged with. Many thanks David

    • Geeta Rani on May 17, 2019 at 3:31 pm

      Hi David, do you make ladies footwear for other retail companies to sell on? Do you make ladies boots? And do you use genuine leather to make the footwear?

      I am an independent British retailer looking for a British based manufacturer of ladies premium footwear.

  9. Dave Vohra on October 25, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Pardon my ignorance , i thought the british shoe manufacture had been passed over to the EU and Far East. My last purchases were three pairs of dressed shoes by Loake. I still have two left which i cherish and use with care. Unfortunately, a shoe repairer completely ruined my brown brogues. I have around ten to fifteen pairs in total none of them brand names, purchased at various outlets / super stores or shoe shops selling unknown names, mainly made from Plastic uppers which i do not buy. Time has come for me to get rid of lot of them and buy BRITISH.Thank you for the information, we are still the Best of the Best.

    • Lucy Shuttleworth on January 27, 2018 at 9:48 am

      Hi Dave,
      If you are looking for brands made in Britian from start to finish there are a few brands on the list to casting an eye over. I would personally recommend Cheaney for a competitive price and on par with the likes of Crockett and Jones or Churchs quality. They will answer any questions you would like to know and will help you with the fitting, making sure you make the right purchase. If you have a slightly larger budget then John Lobb and Edward Green are beautiful. Good Luck on your next pair, remember to rotate, use shoe trees and polish regularly to get the best out of them. You can also get all of these shoes refurbished at the source, It takes slightly longer than your local cobbler but it is deffinitly worth the wait and they come back like new! Good year welted English construction means we can do this up to three times and still pull the shape back into the upper.

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    hi any stydent looking for any shoes making please contact me we make stuff for lobon fashion week

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  13. Andrew on December 7, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Inherited my love of English shoes from my father. They are expensive, but when they go on for thirty or forty years, and improve in patina and comfort, they are truly economical in this throw away culture. Trickers are my favourite.

  14. brian on January 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    No John Lobb? Surely the most iconic British Shoemaker.

  15. Martin on January 27, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Where did Doc Martens disappear to? They are iconic,influential and timeless.

    • Steve on February 10, 2018 at 7:12 am

      And not made in Britain!

      • Mark on March 3, 2018 at 8:57 am

        They do still have a small Made in England range, made in their Wollaston Factory.

    • SteveC on February 17, 2018 at 12:29 pm

      I believe they were originally made by Solovair until production was moved abroad a few years ago. Solovair still produce the same style of boot.

    • Alan on May 11, 2019 at 3:00 pm

      Doc Martin boots are still available made in UK

    • ZG on December 27, 2019 at 8:13 pm

      I do wonder why they chose to include New Balances made in UK range, but not Dr Martens Made in England range. Both are similar, Asian made shoes for £70-130, UK made for £130-200.

  16. Jim on February 20, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    No one mentioned Barkers? Great shoes and made in Northampton.

    • Tony on July 30, 2020 at 7:34 pm

      Great Shoes, got 3 pairs and built to last!

  17. Jafar Adam on April 17, 2018 at 11:40 am

    I personally think your article is fascinating, interesting and amazing. I share some of your same beliefs on this topic. I like your writing style and will revisit your site.

  18. Jay Atherton on April 18, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    No-one mentioned the best; Jeffrey-West Shoes. Simply awesome!!!!

    • Rodders on April 28, 2018 at 9:18 pm

      I have a pair of JWs, but I think you might find that JW is not a manufacturer. I believe that they contract manufacture to Church / Cheaney and other quality manufacturers.

      • Mark A on February 16, 2019 at 5:08 pm

        For their UK made shoes yes, but more and more they are made in Italy and Portugal.

  19. Ian Holmes on May 23, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    I’ve enjoyed reading your article and comments from people who obviously know and love their British shoes. I’ve never owned a pair of shoes from any of the manufacturers named on here, mainly because of what I can afford but it does make me want to now buy and own one pair at least. I better start saving! ha!

  20. james hogg on June 24, 2018 at 6:52 am

    great reading these comments. i love quality shoes…shoes maketh the man….oliver sweeney fan myself, but through these comments I have been introduced to some manufacturers I have never heard of. I will be checking them out

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  22. Richard Wearing on August 3, 2018 at 5:01 am

    I would love to purchase Shoes of English quality .Unfortunately the shipping fees to the US are very steep.And some of the manufacturers seem to hold back on accurate price w/Ship fee. Are there any distributors here in the states that sell real English Manufactured shoes or am I dreaming,especially with our current Doofus in Charge increasing tariffs. Respectfully, R.Mark Wearing/Detroit

    • Phil Cody on August 7, 2020 at 1:07 pm

      Hi Richard, Cody&Co offer free International shipping. You will need to pay Import Duty on receipt. Like many of the other brands mentioned here our shoes are fully manufactured in the UK. We use predominantly UK leathers from Charles F Stead & Co of Leeds on our shoes and boots, with Italian leathers and French soles on our Sneaker product. Please take a look and let us know if you have any questions on the product or process info@codyandco-london.com

  23. Lesley Stretton on August 11, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Do any of the above British shoemakers make ladies boots, (all types) I just love boots

    • philip Huke on October 5, 2019 at 7:01 pm

      Made in England range clearly marked as such in the headings.

  24. Jon Talbot on October 6, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    My dad had a pair of Trickers tan brogues for over 50 years and they always looked great with his Harris Tweed jacket. I remember my mum trying to update him by putting him what l can only describe as ‘leisure wear’ including some truly appalling shoes. Never has someone looked so uncomfortable in comfortable clothes. The brogues and jacket returned, even in summer. That’s the point of classic British stuff: it’s both bomb and fashion proof. Save up your pennies and fill yer boots – classic British ones.

  25. C. Norman on January 26, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    I have a pair of shoes with a logo which has three intwined letters PR G Does anone know what the name of the manufacturer is?

  26. steve lee on February 4, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Hebtroco for british boots and clothing. British first and Last.

    • Grey on May 24, 2020 at 2:49 am

      They are rebranded William Lennon

  27. Dimitris Stavroulakis on March 6, 2019 at 4:28 am

    Cheaney are my favorite shoes. Comfort, leather quality and elegance all in one. Made in England and much better than some more expensive that mentioned above. Thank you.

  28. paul on March 20, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    i bought shoes on line fro JW TRICKETT which was a re-birth of a factory in Rossendale which used to be the largest manufacturer in the world .
    i cannot trace the new start up company and wonder if anybody knows what happend to them ?

  29. Ian Allchin on July 17, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Hello, I have searched through all the web sites from this list to try to find a pair of mens sandals made in the UK. I only found some on Mudlark & Co but unfortunately they are in the middle of moving premises so could not help me. Can you suggest anyone? Many thanks Ian Allchin

  30. Erik Warner on July 23, 2019 at 11:29 am


    l’m looking for a British based sneaker/high top manufacturer to help me bring my product to the market place, can anyone assist me in this matter?

  31. Rod on August 7, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    I have just re read this thread.
    I realise that Gaziano & Girling are not listed. Along with John Lobb and Edward Green they are of the highest end manufacturers

    Also missing is Foster & Son, who are the first firm to open a factory in Northampton this century!

    Old Sole in York is a bespoke Cordwainer!

    Beware! Some Loake are made in India; as are some Grenson shoes. I have heard that Barker have one part of the process of shoe making (clicking) now exclusively undertaken in India, so part made in the UK, if accurate. Geoffrey West has a number of shoes made in Spain.

  32. Peter B on September 6, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    My girlfriend is a size 2.5 UK and really struggles to buy work shoes. Any recommendations or ladies small sizes or maybe even bespoke?

    Appreciate any help.

  33. Phuongloan on September 18, 2019 at 12:21 am

    I have a pair of shoes with a logo which has three intwined letters Handwritten Does anone know what the name of the manufacturer is?

  34. Carlos Juan on October 2, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Who are looking for British shoe brands, this post is very helpful to them. Grateful to you for sharing your great idea. Grenson Shoes are stylish and comfortable for me.

  35. Elaine Attwood on October 8, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    im looking for a shoe maker that is close to where I live im happy to travel up to 50 miles but would like one closer if possible my postcode FY6 0QB, my preference would be one that can do build ups as I have one leg shorter than the other

  36. Philip on December 25, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Vivo barefoot’s website says “We are in the process of moving our main production lines from China to Vietnam”, so not UK made.

  37. Elaine on February 1, 2020 at 8:40 am

    It looks like the Northampton Sneaker company is no longer trading.

    • Simonnet on July 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm

      What about Loake 1880 or barker ???

  38. David on February 2, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    We are 100% Made in England.

  39. RG Plumb on February 10, 2020 at 5:43 am

    Why isn’t Lobb on this list?

  40. amy on May 23, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Also Cleverley shoes.
    George Cleverley
    Bespoke and off-the shelf, all made in England.

  41. Sharon on July 30, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    I buy Hotter mainly but always make sure they are made here as I know they now have some of their styles made abroad

  42. Paul on July 30, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Please also include Walsh for running and casual shoes. I find them very comfortable and well made. Great alternative to the footwear brands in Sportsdirect etc

  43. Peter Devonshire on September 6, 2020 at 7:31 am

    I have a pair of Loakes that are 46 years old. Another pair of Loakes that are 30. Two pairs of Barkers, one 30 years old and the others older.
    As they say shoes worth wearing are worth repairing.
    I had some Timberland shoes, goretex, that only ripped after twenty years. They were my favourites.
    Berghaus make fine shoes.
    K shoes seemed to last forever too.
    These days most of the foreign shoes are poor quality. Josef Siebel are truly dreadful and fell apart after five months. Clark’s were always poorly made
    Next up, cheaney

  44. Alex White on September 28, 2020 at 8:04 am

    I’m proud to own and wear a pair of Altberg boots. They are a fantastic piece of work, which means more than just comfortable quality boots, but something of a heritage.

  45. Sonia on October 11, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    Hi I’m hoping there is something out there for me. I’m looking for a company that makes shoes made to measure for women, with a choice of design and comfort features. Most women’s shoes come too low down at the back of the heal now, which touches and rubs on a nerve on my heal, making it a laborious task for me to choose a pair of shoes. I don’t know if it’s fashion or a cost cutting exercise but it drives me mad hence request for individual design. I need shoes higher on the back part of my heal.

  46. Josephine Phillips on November 26, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Nobody has mentioned Russell & Bromley. I stumbled into them (literally) when a shoe I was wearing fell apart outside Knightsbridge Station.
    With no alternative, I had to stumble into R & B, where, to my horror, I paid £260 for a simple flat slip-on. But I am still wearing it (in excellent condition) two years later, and won’t hesitate to buy another similar pair next time I am in England.

  47. Henry Taylor on January 3, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    William Lennon should be on this list. Made in England shoes and boots, including hobnailed styles and sprung fell-walking boots. Cycling shoes and steel toe-cap examples too. My external toe-cap work boots have been second to none.

  48. Laurence on January 4, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    I have been looking for some UK made wellington boots, any body know of any?

  49. Ralf on March 8, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    When it comes to high-quality men’s shoes, I definitely recommend Tricker’s. Superb quality and durability, good craftmanship, efficient service. I own four pairs of Bourtons and two pairs of boots.

  50. P.D. John Klute on March 13, 2021 at 7:44 am

    what appened to to old Dunlop? probably been flogged off to the yanks like most of our heritage.

  51. Ian on March 28, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    What about Alfred Sargeant ,I’m still wearing a lovely pair of brogues I bought 30 years ago .I’ve just had a beautiful pair of Veltschoens off them.

  52. Brian on March 29, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Loaves shoes, made in Northhampton, excellent quality and a fair price. Worn various models for over 30 years and have been superb.

  53. Jean-Marie Biwer on July 14, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    I love my Tricker’s brogues and my Sanders Oxford’s . Very good quality shoes. I wonder why Sanders is not in this list.

  54. Wendy Gardner on July 15, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    I’ve been wearing slippers from Celtic and Co for years.. super comfy

  55. Uli on September 15, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    I believe JOHN WHITE are back on the market and they operate a MADE in ENGLAND range, produced in Northampton. So it might be worth checking them out.

  56. russell taylor on November 14, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Norman Walsh trainers. Made in Bolton.

  57. Michael on March 28, 2022 at 12:18 am

    What is the name of the shoe shown in the picture inrtroducing Joseph Cheaney & Sons?

  58. John Richard Jones on April 7, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    Interesting. Used this to gather shoemakers and Northampton (as well as other areas) to do a five minutes speech which was my duty at a local speakers club which was titled “These Shoes Are Made For Walking”.

    I did mention Boots in Nottingham but stressed that was a name, not a foot product.

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