Barker shoes are an important part of our extensive product range. The traditional English brand owes its beginnings to the enterprising and skilled British shoemaker and innovator Arthur Barker who founded the company out of a humble cottage in 1880 in the heart of England's Shoe Making Industry. Today, more than 140 years later, Barker is still making expertly crafted shoes in the Northamptonshire village of Earls Barton and is renowned the world over for its unique quality. All shoe models are made in England - some still by hand - according to the same traditional shoemaking methods employed at the end of the 19th century.
Barker: Fine English Shoes
Even after more than 140 years of footwear, the company still uses traditional methods of shoe making, so that the finished shoes are of a quality that is second to none. In the production of Barker’s elegant shoes, only the very best materials and craftsmen are employed. Leathers are carefully selected and the uppers are shaped on the last by hand. When dyeing the shoes Barker uses only natural ecological colors. A slow natural drying process and a gentle polish ensure the shoes’ unique quality. The result is men's shoes in the true refined English style. Did you know: Barker’s craftspeople produce some 200,000 pairs of hand lasted sewn shoes each year!
Shoes by Barker in the Creative Collection
In our Barker range you will find the Creative Collection which combines contemporary fashionable designs and styles with the traditional handcrafted Barker quality. This collection features many flamboyant and extravagant men’s shoes that will certainly give your outfit that certain something extra. Eye-catching colors and patterns emphasize this modern style, which goes far beyond the known standard of fine shoemaking.
Included in the delivery is a spare pair of laces, a shoehorn, cedar shoe trees and practical flannel shoe travel bags.
Repair service for Barker shoes
Are your dearest pair of shoes in need of sprucing up? Then send us your shoes and we will forward them on to Barker. We have a direct line to the manufacturer and believe that no one can make better repairs on welted men's shoes than the manufacturer itself. The Oxfords or Derbys of the traditional British manufacturer are absolutely unique specimens that we know quickly grow dear to the heart of their wearer. However, it is often the case that after a few years a particular model is no longer manufactured and therefore cannot be replaced. It should be added that you do not have to buy these high-quality shoes every year, because they can easily last for several years if properly care for. Therefore, if something has to be done to your beloved shoes, we recommend you make use of the repair service offered by Barker. Contact us for more information!
Barker shoes and other welted men's shoes and accessories
Browse through this page and find the Barker shoes that best suit your taste. Did you also know that we also carry practical paraphernalia as well as a diverse range of accessories in our shop? These range from shoe trees and stretchers to brushes, creams and shoe wax to stockings, shoelaces and high-quality leather belts. Order now! We are your reliable partner in the world of Goodyear welted men's shoes - and have been for more than 20 years. We are happy to advise you in detail on individual products or answer general questions about our offers and let you benefit from our many years of experience. We are looking forward hearing from you!