Luxury English Sneakers.
Created by two young sneaker designers Northampton Sneaker Co. wanted to do something a little different.
We aim to take traditional Northamptonshire Goodyear Welting to a new generation. We are combining the street-style and comfort of sneakers with the incredible quality of traditional British shoe making.
To achieve this we immersed ourselves fully in the incredible shoe making skills and resources available in Northamptonshire, England.
A Sneaker Like No Other.
Our sneakers are designed & built differently. They are the polar opposite of fast fashion.
Each pair takes around 40 hours of meticulous handcrafting and hand finishing to create, involving around 200 separate operations.
Our sneakers are unique in being Goodyear Welted. This traditional technique involves stitching the sole and upper together rather than simply glueing.
The key advantages to Goodyear Welting are it's incredible quality and that a sole can be unstitched, and replaced.
Our Northamptonshire manufacturing partner NPS Shoes Ltd have made beautiful Goodyear welted boots and shoes the traditional way for well over a hundred years.
Our product is created from start to finish entirely in the U.K. by their incredibly skilled craftsmen and women.
We work fully in partnership with NPS Shoes and our product will be available from their factory store and direct from their website as well as ours.
We firmly believe in supporting local jobs and local suppliers as much as possible - the closer to home we can source expertise and components the better.
All footwear is heat formed around a mould shape called a 'last'.
We spent time with a local master craftsman getting the unique shape of our product just right, and just like a sneaker.
We select leather from the local suppliers of beautiful high quality European leather, as all the finest Northamptonshire shoe factories do.
Our sole tread is supplied by Vibram of Italy. We chose them as they are regarded as the very best.
Vibram invented the first 'lugged' rubber outsole way back in 1937. Vibram's combination of comfort, grip, and light weight is still unmatched today.
Northampton, England, UK
Northampton is famous for being the home of the finest quality men's shoes in the world.
Located right in the heart of Great Britain skilled workers in factories all across Northamptonshire make incredibly beautiful shoes for brands that have become world renowned.
Northampton Sneaker Co. use this rich resource to create a sneaker like no other.
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Upper: simple, elegant, everyday wearable.
Branding: minimal. We let the quality do the talking.
Construction: entirely from beautiful European leather, calf lined all the way to the toe. No expense spared.
Sole: attached to upper via a storm welt, also real leather.
Sole tread: Vibram. Extremely light and comfortable.
Tongue and collar: padded like a sneaker.
Details: delicate punched 'brogue-ing' as a nod to our factory's awesome shoe making skills.