If you’re visiting the Crockett and Jones factory shop - which you should if you admire the quality and timeless style of these classic English shoes - then we highly recommend popping over to the best independent bakery in the Midlands, Magee Street Bakery.
The launch of Foster & Sons first ever collection of ready to wear shoes was announced at the prestigious Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy. All of the new collection has been made in their new state-of-the-art Northampton workshop, harnessing the skills and expertise of Northamptonshire’s world-renowned shoemakers.
NPS Shoes and Solovair have launched a brand new store in the heart of Northampton’s Cultural Quarter following the success of the NPS factory shop. The new Northampton store is stocked with a large range of boots and shoes from the NPS and Solovair collections and offers 20% off RRP.
Whilst we regularly bring news of factory shops, discounts, and factory tours, it’s easy to forget that the shoe industry in Northampton is underpinned by forward-thinking business leaders who are helping to maintain the world-leading status of Northampton’s shoemaking industry.
If you’re interested in the craft and attention to detail that goes into manufacturing the best shoes and boots, then a factory tour at one of Northampton’s leading shoe factories is a great way to see the process first hand.
As well as being the home to some of the best footwear brands in the world, Northampton is also the birthplace of legendary Goth-rockers Bauhaus, and so we thought we’d celebrate stylish Gothic footwear, proudly made in Northampton.
Autumn has arrived and it’s time to layer up and get those boots on. Here’s our quick guide to the 5 types of boots you need to consider for this leaf-crunching, conker-bashing time of year, and the factory shops where you can grab some genuine bargains.
From top to toe, the Peak Blinders sartorial influence can be seen up and down the country, and Northampton’s shoemaking heritage provides the groundwork for the Peaky Blinders look with the help of Joseph Cheaney & Sons military style boots.
If you’re looking to find an amazing deal on quality English shoes then the new online outlet stores from Barker Shoes and Tricker’s are quick, easy and convenient, and the endproducts are absolutelyworth every penny.
From the classic and heritage collections from NPS through to the distinctive styling and authenticity of Solovair shoes and boots, you really can't go wrong by taking a trip to Wollaston and checking out the NPS Shoes factory shop for quality footwear at great prices.
Choosing Dr Martens for your school shoes ticks plenty of boxes for parents and kids - comfortable, robust and, above all, timelessly cool, Dr Martens could almost have been designed with school life in mind.
To help you plan your weekend shopping trip and let you cram in as much bargain hunting as possible, we’ve collated the weekend opening times and contact numbers of the most popular Northampton shoe factory shops.
With the global cultural phenomenon of Dr Martens marking its 57th birthday at the beginning of this month, we thought it would be a good excuse to look at some more numbers that matter from this great British style icon.
If you’re in London over the Christmas period then it’s worth English shoe connoisseurs taking the time to head over to Jermyn Street to take advantage of the retail sales - 30% off Crockett & Jones shoes and 40% off Edward Green shoes
Immortalised by Teddy Boys in the 1950s and favoured by the punks of the 1970s, George Cox creepers are the classic footwear of choice for the discerning rocker and another iconic product from the tradition of fine Northamptonshire shoemakers.