THE STEPS OF TRADITION –BARKER SHOES
Dating back to 1880 Arthur Barker founded what is now Barker Shoes – personally hand sewn in the Northampton village of Earls Barton. Arthur Barker was a skilled craftsman and natural innovator. The Barker boot with its waterproof sole became a staple for the British Army in the First World War. The company went from strength to strength expanding the factory and establishing new ranges.
For almost 140 years Barker shoes have maintained the English tradition of the Goodyear Welted footwear construction - carefully selecting leathers and shaping the uppers on the last by hand using traditional shoe making methods.
Today the Barker craftspeople produce some 200,000 pairs of hand lasted sewn shoes per year from the same location in Earls Barton. A sense of tradition flows through the factory which is constructed from local brick and stone and is custom built to allow quality shoe making to flourish in England.
Barker shoes are much sort after by discerning customers throughout the world. RJB Design are proud to be a key stockist of Barker Shoes in New Zealand.