In 1880, Barker England was founded by Arthur Barker, with a vision to create some of the finest shoes in Northamptonshire. These shoes have been an English tradition for 140 years. Every pair goes through 165 production stages and takes 6-8 weeks to make. Barker shoes are made by the finest craftsmen. Barker shoe skills have been developed over 125 years to provide exceptional quality, fit and comfort. Only the most carefully selected leathers are used and the uppers are shaped on the last by hand. Many other traditional shoemaking methods are still employed including slow natural drying and polishing. This is why Barker English shoes have a unique quality that no machine can ever match. One thing for sure, it is craftsmen and fine materials that makes good shoes. At Barkers, there is no shortage of either. Depending on your preferences, discover the best quality, handcrafted leather smart shoes whether you want them for your casual or smart wear.