A Glimpse Behind the Scenes with Barker and ITV

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes with Barker and ITV

We have some exciting news to share with you about a very exciting day that recently took place at our shoe factory in Earls Barton. ITV, one of the UK's leading television networks, paid us a visit as part of their exploration of the local area's rich history and its unique connection to the iconic film 'Kinky Boots.’   At Barker we take pride in crafting men's shoes using traditional techniques, and our commitment to quality craftsmanship runs deep. The small village of Earls Barton in England has been the backdrop to our shoemaking history, and in the past the...

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Styled By You: A showcase of our shoes in action

Styled By You: A showcase of our shoes in action

At Barker Shoes we love seeing how our customers style our shoes. From our designers desk to our factory floor, we follow each shoes journey before it reaches our shelves ready for you to style. Our footwear finds its home in various different wardrobes, from classic outfits to modern style, and we are thrilled to see Michal, Mandy and Marek showcase their unique fashion with our distinct handcrafted shoes.   Michal styling our Orkney Cherry Grain Chukka Boots   Michal effortlessly wears our Orkney Chukka Boots with style and a touch of practicality. Combining a flat cap, a light blue...

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Inside our Northamptonshire shoe factory

Inside our Northamptonshire shoe factory

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Barker Shoes? Well, let's take a stroll through our factory – it's the heartbeat of our HQ and the birthplace of every pair you love.   Back in 1987, we built a shiny new factory right here in Earls Barton. Crafted from local Northamptonshire brick and stone, it's a jewel in the crown of European footwear factories.     Tucked away in our 4.5-acre landscaped home at the heart of our village, it's only a stone’s throw from our original 1880 site. We're right in the middle of the...

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Essential footwear for the colder months

Essential footwear for the colder months

That magical time of year when the leaves turn amber and the air gets that distinct crispness is just around the corner. Are you ready to trade your loafers for cosy layers and boots? Let's dive into the world of autumn footwear…As we inch closer to September, that familiar feeling of autumn anticipation starts to build up. It's like a subtle nudge from nature, reminding us that change is in the air. And with the change in season comes the perfect opportunity to switch up your wardrobe and, of course, our footwear choices. As autumn approaches, we find ourselves drawn...

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Was macht einen Brogue zu einem Brogue?

Was macht einen Brogue zu einem Brogue?

Northampton ist auf der ganzen Welt für seine Schuhmachertradition bekannt, wobei englische Schuhmacher wie Barker, Grenson, Loake und Trickers seit über einem Jahrhundert rahmengenähte Schuhe von Goodyear herstellen. Ein zeitloser Schuhstil -Synonym für die Grafschaft Northamptonshire ist die Brogue , [_0127_5_ 0127_5_5_0] [_0127_5_ 0127. Ikone, dass im Laufe der Jahre der archetypische Archetyp geworden ist Englischer Schuh.
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