The Barker men’s boot is often seen as an Autumn / Winter staple but many of the Barker Goodyear welted boots for men can be worn throughout the year. Barker’s most versatile range of men’s boots includes ankle length favourites such as the Brogue boot, Chelsea boot and Chukka boot.
The iconic brogue boot is an English outdoor shoe staple that features in many Northampton shoemaker ranges including the Barker Country collection. The Calder brogue boot is highly recommended and is made on the last from premium calf leather with a British Dainite rubber sole. A brogue boot from the Creative collection is Butcher, a wing cap brogue boot made on the 460 last from unfinished crust leather which is painted by hand at the Barker Earls Barton factory in Northamptonshire.
A popular boot silhouette for the colder months is the men’s Chelsea boot as it can be worn formal or casual depending on the occasion.
Made on the 486 last from grain leather and burnished suedes with a choice of full leather of British Dainite rubber sole, Mansfield is the perfect Chelsea boot addition to your shoe rack. A new Mansfield colourway for the Autumn / Winter 2020 season is Cherry Grain.
A dress version of the classic Black Chelsea boot features in the Professional collection and is called Bedale. Made on the 469 last from high-grade polished leather with a single leather sole, Bedale is ideal for the long-awaited return to the office following the COVID-19 pandemic.
A firm favourite in the Barker Country collection is the Glencoe, a functional hiking boot designed by Barker head designer Steve Topping and inspired by the Scottish Highlands.
Made on the 29 last, Glencoe is available in a choice of grain leather and burnished suedes on a lightweight Vibram Vi-Lite sole for durability and comfort. Features of the Glencoe hiking boot include a Goodyear notch welt construction, a D ring lacing system and an authentic bellows tongue which helps to keep water out in wet weather.
A comfortable menswear boot style is the Chukka boot, a form of the Desert boot which was worn by British soldiers in the Western Desert Campaign of World War II and was popularised in the 1950s by UK shoe company C. & J. Clark.
The Barker Connor is a typical Chukka boot design made on the 29 last from premium soft suede uppers and a lightweight crepe sole. The Barker Orkney is another Chukka boot favourite from the Country collection made on the same last at Connor but is constructed from premium grain leather with a Dainite rubber sole.
A new addition for the Spring / Summer 2021 is the Conner Chukka boot which is made on the Barker 29 last from premium suede on a Vibram Vi-Lite lightweight rubber sole.
Other notable Barker boot styles from the Country collection that come highly recommended include the Foley and Donegal styles which feature Goodyear welted constructions and are made from calf and grain leathers with double leather or high quality stitched rubber soles.