The men’s Derby shoe is one of the most popular Barker shoe designs after the Oxford shoe and features across the Barker range including the BarkerTech, Country and Creative collections. Whether they are referred to as a Derby, Gibson or Blucher shoe, this style is characterised by an open lacing system and fits a large variety of foot shapes.
A Spring / Summer collection style staple is the iconic loafer, a slip on shoe style that can be worn at work, a wedding or dressed down with denim jeans or shorts depending on the weather. Aside from the traditional Men’s Oxford and Derby styles theMen’s leather Loafer offers versatility all year round.
A Goodyear welted shoe staple for many of the Northamptonshire shoemakers including Grenson, Loake and Tricker’s is the brogue. A hole punched classic that’s easily recognisable from afar, the brogue has rich history originating from Scotland and Ireland where farmers used this outdoor shoe for removing bog water when crossing wetlands.
A timeless classic, the men’s Oxford shoe is steeped in shoe making history and remains a shoe design with an ongoing legacy. The Oxford shoe a favoured formal shoe style dating back to the 1800’s and is associated to the famous English institution, Oxford University.
Leather boots feature in most of the Barker collections including the BarkerTech, Country, Creative, and Professional collections. An English boot classic is a brogue with the Barker Calder boot from the Country collection and the Knights brogue boot from the BOEB Archive collection being highly recommended.