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Top 37 British-made shoe brands

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From heels to brogues, sandals to work boots, we bring you our top 30 British-made shoe brands.

We’ve compiled the ultimate list of British-made shoe brands, including everything from baby shoes to work boots, occasion heals 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 British-made shoe brands is work in progress, so we would love your comments on any others that you think should be added to the list!

Deeasjer

Deeasjer British shoes

Deeasjer

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.

Sanders

Sanders British Shoes

Sanders

Sanders & Sanders Ltd. (or Sander Bros. as it was first named) was established in 1873 by Brothers William and Thomas Sanders of Rushden, Northamptonshire.

Shoes by Shaherazad

Shoes by Sheharazad

Shoes by Sheharazad

18 Hour Heels. Luxury handcrafted leather shoes and accessories, made in England. Supporting women around the world via Global Giving.

Yull

Designer shoe brand Yull offer a fantastic range of ladies shoes and boots for any occasion. Hand made in Britain.

Joseph Cheaney & Sons

Joseph Cheaney British shoes

Joseph Cheaney

Crockett & Jones

Crockett and Jones British shoes

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.

Marion Ayonote

Marion Ayonote British shoes

Marion Ayonote

Peacock hues, vertiginous heels, exotic materials and arresting silhouettes…. to own a Marion Ayonote couture creation is to step into a world of sophistication and exquisite attention to detail.

Eyato

Eyato British made shoes

Eyato

Eyato is the design inspiration of Atiti – the creative entrepreneur who has a passion, love and eye for beautiful accessories. Eyato shoes are lovingly handmade in England.

Sargasso & Grey

Sargasso British shoes

Sargasso Shoes

At Sargasso & Grey the focus is to create luxurious shoes in a more comfortable fit, without having to compromise on style and elegance.

Walsh

Walsh British trainers

Walsh Casual British trainers

Since 1961 Norman Walsh UK have been making Performance, Casual, Fell Running, footwear.

NPS Solovair

NPS Solovair British shoes

NPS Solovair

British Shoemakers since 1881 situated in Wollaston, Northamptonshire the heart and sole of England’s shoe industry.

Tricker’s

Tricker's British shoes

Tricker’s

Tricker’s boots and shoes for Men combine traditional durability, practicality and sturdiness with a degree of understated elegance.

Freed

Freed of London

Freed of London

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

Van Dal

Van Dal British shoes

Van Dal Shoes

Van Dal make stylish, wide fitting and comfortable ladies shoes and boots, like these lovely Cobalt suede courts, made in the UK.

New Balance

New Balance British trainers

New Balance

The popular trainer brand have a great range of Made in the UK trainers, including these orange leather ones!

Hotter

Hotter British shoes

Hotter British footwear

Hotter offer great British design and quality with their stylish and comfortable range of footwear for men and women.

The Little Shoemaker

The Little Shoemaker made in England

The Little Shoemaker

Hand made shoes for little people. Made in England with love.

Alfred Sargent

Alfred Sargent

Alfred Sargent

Alfred Sargent shoes have been synonymous with quality English shoemaking since 1899, working out of the same premises in Rushden, Northamptonshire, in the heart of the world renowned English shoemaking region.

 

Church’s

Church's British footwear

Church’s boots

Church’s original footwear is a leading brand in elegance and an iconic British brand. Starting out in Northampton, with two Royal visits over the years and a wealth of history, the brand remains a sought after and popular choice of British shoe.

Chapter 2 shoes

Chapter 2 shoes

Chapter 2 shoes

Chapter 2 shoes was created by Fay after the birth of her second child. All of their shoes are crafted by hand in their own workshop in the English countryside by Fay’s husband Tom.

Amy & Ivor

Amy & Ivor British shoes

Amy & Ivor

Amy & Ivor is a small British brand handcrafting baby and toddler moccasins. Handmade in England and seriously cute!

Gina

Gina British Shoes

Gina

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.

Vevian Shoes

Vevian British shoes

Vevian handmade children’s shoes

Vevian shoes are handmade in the UK using the softest leather. They are designed to be memorable shoes that you will treasure long after your child has out grown them.

Molly & Pickles

Molly & Pickles British shoes

Molly & Pickles

Handcrafted pre-walking baby shoes made with love in England.

Mudlark & Co.

Mudlark & Co. British shoes

Mudlark & Co.

Mudlark & Co were born within the Borough of Tower Hamlets, one of the original Mudlarking districts of London. Mudlark is the name given to a person that searches for objects along the foreshore of the River Thames. They are a family run firm making beautifully crafted leather sandals, all of the components that go into making them are sourced in the UK.

Carréducker

Carreducker British shoes

Carreducker

Carréducker are passionate about craftsmanship, design and style. Their shoes are imbued with these qualities, whether they are bespoke or ready-to-wear. Their workshops are both in Central London – at Gieves & Hawkes on Savile Row, Mayfair and Cockpit Arts, in Bloomsbury.

John Rushton Shoes

John Rushton British shoes

John Rushton Shoes

John Rushton is an independent retailer specialising in men’s high quality  leather footwear. John Rushton’s own brand features classic and traditional styles with John Rushton’s personal design and colour treatments.

Grenson Shoes

Grenson Shoes

Grenson Shoes

Founded in 1866 by William Green in Northamptonshire, Grenson celebrated their 100th anniversary last year and the brand goes from strength to strength.

Tim Little

Tim Little British shoes

Tim Little

As well as designing his own brand, Tim Little, Tim is also the Owner and Creative Director of Grenson. Tim Little make all of their Goodyear Welted shoes here in England, although they go further afield to Florence for some of their other styles.

Northampton Sneaker Company

Northampton Sneakers

Northampton Sneakers

Luxury English Sneakers – Handcrafted in Britain.

Modern English

Modern English made shoes

Modern English

Contemporary clothes, shoes and accessories, traditionally handmade by English craftsmen & women.

Chatham Made in Britain Shoes

Chatham have a well established pedigree in footwear and their new Made In Britain collection represents the best of British design and manufacturing. The shoes are UK Made in their Exeter Factory.

William Lennon

William Lennon British work boots

William Lennon

William Lennon & Co. are England’s last working boot maker.

Edward Green

Edward Green British shoes

Edward Green

Edward Green established his shoemaking workshop in Northampton in 1890. His name soon became synonymous with the finest English Goodyear welted footwear.

R.E.W Reynolds

R.E.W Reynolds British cycling shoes

R.E.W Reynolds

Manufacturer of English bench-made leather cycling shoes.

Joseph Azagury

Joseph Azagury

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 London, using the finest quality materials.

Loake

Loake British Shoemakers

Loake Shoemakers

Loake classic English shoemakers since 1880. Popular styles include brogues, oxfords, moccasins.
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Comments

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

    One for your list. Hand made walking, work & cycling boots made in Yorkshire. http://www.altberg.co.uk

    • 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

        CHURCHES AND CROCKET AND JONES ARE NOT HAND MADE BUT MASS PRODUCED RUBBISH.

        • 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.

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

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

  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 :

        Cheaney
        Crockett and Jones
        Churches
        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!

        • 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)
          Trickers
          Alfred Sargent
          Tim Little (not Grenson)
          George Cleverley https://www.georgecleverley.com/

          There are also firms like George Cox who cater for a niche market, who’s shoes I understand are Northampton made. https://www.georgecox.co.uk/

  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. Ruth Cross on June 1, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Check out http://www.ottowinfootwear.co.uk – super stylish sandels, shoes and boots handmade in Bristol by two designers (who are a young couple, designing & making everything in their art studio). I’ve got a pair of their sandels and I love them!!!

  5. 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 .

  6. Paula Aluai on June 29, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Cortec is an enterprise of cutting die (leather tooling cut) located in Portugal, more precisely in São João da Madeira.

    To learn a little more about us, I would like to invite you to visit our web-site, http://www.cortec-cortantes.com/index.php/en/produtos, where you can find some of products made by us.

    To check how competitive we are, and in order to compare prices, you can send us one of your products, by mail through a scanned drawing or by DXf Files, and we will quote it to you without commitment.
    We work with templates and we have available CIMPACK – DXF program, the files can be sent by e-mail, which is a value in terms of lead time.

    Thank you in advance.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Warm Regards,

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    Commercial Department

    Mobile: +351 965 865 379

    • Frank Davidson on September 18, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      That may be, but this site is ‘Make it British’

    • frank todd on September 23, 2018 at 1:22 am

      Get these foreigners of this site. We are here to buy British, not European !

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

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

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

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

    https://dukeanddexter.com

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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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  13. sneeta on November 30, 2017 at 3:38 pm

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

  14. sneeta on November 30, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    hi student looking to make shoes get in touch sneeta

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  15. 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.

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

    No John Lobb? Surely the most iconic British Shoemaker.

  17. 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.

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

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

  19. Qamar on April 3, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Respected Sir

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    Qamar Tanning Company is world famous town of Leather We are committed to providing customers the top quality leather. which are widespread used in footwear industry, goods, furniture and for Military shoes etc. Our company regards “reasonable prices, efficient production time and good after-sales service as our tenet. We hope to cooperate with more customers for mutual development and benefits. We welcome potential buyers to contact us! You may contact for any type of leather on given below email and contact.

    Our products are:
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    Cow & Buffalo Belting Leather 2.0 to 4.5 mm
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    Buffalo sole leather 2.0 to 5.5 mm full vegetable tanned
    Cow Lining .8 to 1.1 mm

    Our Company is fully equipped with latest machinery for the production of High Quality leather we are using the best quality imported chemicals to make best our product quality, We offer the best quality product in all kind of leather on the bases of our best machinery and best material/ chemical. We fulfill the client’s requirements in any kind of article either in color, Quality and thickness its entirely depends on customers demand.

    The company’s commitment to providing the most advanced and best quality product to clients and we offer incredibly specialized services innovative and new techniques and procedures to make the best quality finish articles . We have well experienced workers who are excited by the opportunities for growth that we provides. “Our people recognize the opportunity for growth and advancement.

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    • Frank todd on September 23, 2018 at 1:26 am

      Get this guy off the site. Qamar is not in Britain !!

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. 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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  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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.

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