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.
Investing in a pair of Goodyear welted men’s shoes would be one of the wisest decisions any gentleman can make as with good care they will stand the test of time especially compared to other footwear options.
A laceless staple in the Barker collection is the loafer and the rise of this slip on shoes style has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic and its persuasion on the way gentleman are dressing. The origins of the loafer can be traced back to the London-based bespoke shoe company Wildsmith Shoes who designed a slip-on shoe for King George VI as a casual house shoe.
The classic English brogue is a shoe style that truly represents Northamptonshire shoemakers including Barker, Church’s, Loake and Trickers. Steeped in history, the traditional brogue shoe is recognised around the world with many shoemakers reinterpreting this iconic hole-punched design but the English brogue will always be referenced.
Alongside the classic men’s Oxford shoe the Derby shoe (also known as a Blucher or Gibson) is a Goodyear welted staple that features in most of the Barker collections including the BarkerTech, Country, Creative and Professional collections.