Northampton shoes has been set up to help others enjoy the rich heritage and distinctively English design that typifies shoes and boots made in and around Northampton.

For shoe connoisseurs across the world a tour of the factory shops in Northamptonshire is an essential part of any visit to the UK. The shoe factory shops offer huge discounts on the world's finest footwear and we have included all of the details you need to help you plan your visit.

Dr Martens

The Griggs family have been making boots since 1901, but it wasn’t until they bought patent rights to manufacture boots created by former German army doctor Klaus Märtens and Luxembourger Herbert Funck that they had a future international fashion brand in their hands.

Griggs anglicised the name, slightly re-shaped the heel to make them fit better, trademarked the soles as AirWair, added the trademark yellow stitching, and, on the 1st April 1960, the first pair of Dr. Martens boots were born.

Dr Martens

Doc Shop
71 High Street
NN29 7QE

T: 01933 664 851

Factory shop
opening times:

Mon - Sun:
10:00am - 5:00pm