About The World of Shoes

With a passion for quality and the stories behind the world’s greatest shoes. With our Marketplace, Stories and Brands A-Z Directory, The World of Shoes aims to be the number one online reference for lovers of welted men’s shoes.

To contact the The World of Shoes, please get in touch at: info@theworldofshoes.com

Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates and special offers from The World of Shoes.

Henry Maxwell

Founded 1750 in United Kingdom
Based in London

With a continuous tradition reaching back to 1750, we are the oldest-established handmade bespoke boot and shoemakers in London and still make boots and shoes on-site at 83 Jermyn Street.

Great skill and craftsmanship are required to make the finest bespoke boots and few are now equipped to undertake the task. Our makers have decades of experience, ensuring that the quality, style and fit of our product are in the highest echelons of this trade.

We also repair and refurbish boots, shoes and other high quality leather goods. Our sister company W.S. Foster & Son have a strong following for ready-to-wear English shoes, briefcases, luggage etc. and also offer a bespoke leather goods service.


London, United Kingdom



Construction methods

Hand welted

Product ranges


Price range


Cookies: Please note that theworldofshoes.com uses cookies to make sure that you get the best possible experience.