Twenty Twenty sees Barker celebrate 140 years of handcrafting shoes in the Northamptonshire village of Earls Barton. Founded by Arthur Barker in 1880, Barker is remained a leader in the shoe industry and is known for our Goodywear-welted footwear for men and women. As part of the 140th anniversary celebrations Barker is championing iconic styles that have left a footprint in our shoe making history with several styles still remaining in the current seasonal collection.
Barker are renowned for handcrafted leather shoes for men in particular the Brogue and Oxford styles including the McClean, Winsford and Westfield which all feature in the Barker Icon series.
The Barker McClean is a full men's brogue from the Creative collection that has prevailed to be the most popular dress brogue in the collection since its introduction to the Barker range. Made on the 443 last from premium calf leather and a full leather sole, McClean features classic brogue detailing throughout with either intricate suede or paisley inserts. Available in several colour variations the Cedar Calf/ Navy Suede remains the best seller.
A traditional Country brogue, the Barker Westfield is a full brogue made on the 29 last with a refined toe design and wide punched brogue detailing throughout. A durable Goodyear Storm Welt construction adds to this icons long lasting repetition. Heritage is woven into Westfield as its been in the Barker collection for over 10 years and the 29 last shape used is still favoured 30 years on.
A true professional that does the business, Winsford is a popular toe cap Oxford shoe made on the 469 last from high grade polished and calf leathers. A firm favourite in the Barker London stores this season this seen new colourways added include the Cedar Hi-Shine and Dark Walnut Calf.
For ladies, iconic styles include the Freya women’s oxford brogue which is available in several colourways alongside Amber, a classic tassel loafer for women.