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United Kingdom
Based in Northampton

Beautiful English footwear crafted by Franklin Shoemakers. Bespoke and made to measure shoes and boots from their Northampton workshop. Fittings available in London and Northampton.

Hand sewn footwear made by traditional craftsmen based in the shoe and boot quarter of Northampton town centre. Free consultation with a shoemaker experienced in traditional Goodyear welted footwear. Specialist in bespoke orthopaedics.


Northampton, United Kingdom

Construction methods

Goodyear welted

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Price range


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