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Quality Shoes and Sneakers handmade in Northampton, England - Since 1908. Every Order. Made To Order.
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Crown Northampton Shoes


Crown Northampton is a proud, fifth-generation family-owned company that understands the rich and important shoemaking heritage of our town and location. This appreciation for tradition and excellence has been utilised in all aspects of the footwear we produce today.
Crown Northampton design is classic and timeless yet with a progressive mindset. All collections feature traditional British methods of construction across men's and women's unisex styles.

Using only the finest locally sourced materials, all footwear is handmade to order in our Northampton factory. This unique approach ensures that every order we receive is fully made to order, specifically for each customer.


The Woodford family have been hand making quality shoes and boots since 1908. Established by Earnest Woodford in London, the business later moved to the home of footwear: Northampton, England. Five generations on, the Woodfords are still producing quality handmade footwear by utilising premium materials, knowledge and skills passed down from generation to generation.

As a proud Northampton company, we understand the rich and important shoemaking heritage of our town. This passion for tradition and excellence has been funnelled into our flagship brand 'Crown Northampton'. Collections feature traditional British footwear design alongside forward-thinking processes. Each one of our styles is named after a street name with close links to a Northampton factory, evoking the rich history and heritage behind each design.

Crown Northampton is one of only a privileged few given permission to use the town's crest on our products, with a motto that dates back to 1617 ad and translates to 'Peace is stronger than a fortress'. This positive message confirms our commitment and promise to make every boot, shoe and sneaker in our Northampton factory by highly skilled cobblers; many of whom are following in the footsteps of their ancestors in the local footwear industry.

Over the years our reputation has grown and we have become world-renowned for quality, comfort and craftsmanship. This has led to a large proportion of our production now being exported worldwide. Using only the finest materials 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. Utilising knowledge and skills passed down from generation to generation, all collections showcase traditional English handmade craftsmanship.
With timeless, enduring style at the forefront, it’s our firm belief that the best things from our past should help us step into the future.


HANDMADE PRODUCT - ALWAYS MADE IN ENGLAND Crown Northampton are of the firm belief that ‘Made In England’ should mean, ‘Made In England' from start to finish. We are fully committed to making all of our shoes and boots here in England, with no outsourcing of labour or manufacturing to overseas factories. This code of practice ensures that we have full control of our products from the early design stages to the final quality checks and finishing. We are proud to be one of the few remaining boot and shoe factories that only manufacture in England and have done since 1908.

All components are manufactured by hand at the Crown Northampton factory in Northampton, Northamptonshire. Materials and fittings are sourced locally within the county of Northamptonshire where possible, or if not available then further afield in the UK and Europe from premium, trusted suppliers.

All products Made in the UK
Clothing & Accessories
Business to Consumer (B2C)
Export, Wholesale
Chris Woodford
01604 712159
86 Bunting Road