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Tony Slinger

United Kingdom
Based in Wetherby

Working for HW Poole and Sons established in 1888, he had the opportunity to exploit 100 years of knowledge and experience. He excelled during his apprenticeship and showed real skill during a further two years on the bench by learning each exacting detail of the processes required, developing a keen eye for the highest quality and a drive for perfection. In 1987, Tony was instrumental in the acquisition of the contract to supply the Queens Household Cavalry.  

He volunteered to hand make some guardsman boot samples following the original Napoleonic blueprint. These were then inspected to the exacting standards of the MOD on behalf of the Palace.   Tony Slinger Footwear Ltd was established to build on the expertise and exacting standards of an experienced craftsman. We offer a personal service for both bespoke footwear and orthopaedic footwear requirements. We offer a free consultation which can, in orthopaedic cases, quite seriously change your life.

Our bespoke service offers you the opportunity to have unique footwear designed for you as an individual. Please look at our Bespoke & Orthopaedic pages for a detailed walk through our process. From being the bespoke yorkshire shoemaker Wetherby provider, Tony now produces footwear for leading bespoke footwear specialists in Ireland and Bespoke and Orthopaedic specialists throughout the UK.

Location

Wetherby, United Kingdom

Construction methods

Hand welted

Product ranges

Bespoke

Price range

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