The Woodford family have been hand making quality boots and shoes since 1908. Established by Earnest Woodford in London, the business later moved to the home of footwear: Northampton, England. Five generations on and the family is still producing quality hand-made footwear, using fine materials and utilising knowledge and skills passed down from generation to generation.
Over the years our 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, we design, develop, and hand-make our shoes to the high standards set by both the town’s forefathers and the Woodford family.
Crown Northampton is now the factory's flagship brand and one of the few companies with the privilege of being allowed to use the town's crest on it's products with a message that translates to 'Peace is stronger than a fortress' from 1617 ad. This confirms our commitment and promise to have every boot and shoe made in our Northampton factory by highly skilled cobblers - many of whom are following in the footsteps of their ancestors by working in the local shoe industry.
Crown is a proud Northampton company that understands the rich and important shoemaking heritage of our town. This appreciation for tradition and excellence has been utilised in all aspects of the footwear we produce. Crown collections feature traditional British shoe designs with a contemporary mindset. All shoes are hand made in our Northampton, England factory allowing full flexibility and design progression. Crown products are made to order in our Northampton factory. Once fully finished, each pair of shoes is carefully examined then date stamped before dispatch.
All components are manufactured by hand at the Crown factory in Northampton, Northamptonshire. Materials and fittings are sourced within the UK and Europe from premium suppliers.