As an independent and family-run business, we specialize in the manufacture of footwear using the 'Veldtschoen', or 'Stitchdown' construction.
Our products are designed and made in our own factory in Suffolk, England. Since 1998, when we invested in our first manufacturing machines, our production capabilities have grown, allowing us to fulfill business-to-business transactions as well as selling direct to the consumer.
Some of our customers have included Oliver Sweeney, Clarks International, Carreducker, and several Northamptonshire factories/brands who supply their own uppers and materials for us to make to the stitchdown construction in our specialist factory. We also export our own branded products to the EU, and East Asia.
Our shoes are made using the Veldtschoen construction, unique in the fact that instead of the upper leather turning underneath the insole like more common constructions, the Veldtschoen turns outwards and is stitched directly to the mid-sole. The advantages of this are a durable construction which is easy to repair, and also flexible, increasing the comfort of the shoes.
We use top quality leather and other materials in our shoes to give the best comfort and durability achievable at a competitive price point.
All of our shoes are designed and made in our own factory in Suffolk. Our shoes are predominantly handmade, using machine assistance to help in the forming of a Veldtschoen.
The lasts we use are chosen for their comfortable fit, and we can modify a set of existing lasts to an individual's requirements for problem feet, giving a semi-bespoke fit.
From the initial pattern making to the finished article, the entire process of shoemaking occurs within our workshop, and new designs are continually being developed for production, so we hope you will check back regularly to see new additions.