English footwear at its finest. Percy Stride Shoes are a testament to Northampton tradition.

English footwear at its finest. Percy Stride Shoes are a testament to Northampton tradition.

Traditionally, Northampton based shoemakers benefited hugely from their factory’s geographical location in Northampton – a town situated on the country’s main trading routes through to London.

Now, British shoemaking is enshrined within the Town’s heritage; hand-crafted, made in England shoes are predominantly manufactured here and Northampton is somewhat of a pilgrimage for those passionate about British craft.

Percy Stride Shoes – Making their mark

Men’s footwear brand, Percy Stride, are relatively new to the scene, having only recently celebrated their second birthday. Percy Stride specialise in predominantly Oxford shoes which are 100% handmade in Northampton.

Despite being such a young brand, the specialists in men’s dress shoes have already ‘made their mark’.

Percy Stride Shoes. Oxford Shoes

Such a unique and refreshing take on a heritage led footwear brand is something the market has been chasing for some time. Percy Stride Shoes have managed to position themselves cleverly within the men’s footwear market; appealing to a more dramatic and courageous male individual whilst still maintaining the foundation of fantastically constructed, English handmade shoes.

English footwear at its finest. Percy Stride Shoes are a testament to Northampton tradition

It’s clear to see that Founder, Danielle Wathes, knows her stuff. Honing her skills at De Montfort University Ms Wathes has perfected Percy Stride’s footwear by adhering to two main principles, English manufacture and unique design aesthetic.

English footwear at its finest. Percy Stride Shoes are a testament to British tradition

A breath of fresh air, Percy Stride are making significant ‘strides’ towards how men’s shopping should be. Adding a personal touch to the brand experience really makes that extra difference to sartorially savvy shoppers.

The bitterness of poor quality, remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

Percy Stride

A principle that really strikes a chord in a world of never-ending fast fashion.

Percy Stride Shoes – A personal touch

It was essential to me to build a brand based on personal client – designer connection and trust. Percy Stride isn’t just a conventional shoe brand and I wanted to move away from the negative effects of technology and create a lasting relationship and rapport with my clients. Our English handmade men’s shoes are made to last, so I feel all relationships should be built on the same quality.

Percy Stride Shoes. Northampton factory

Percy Stride Shoes – The latest range of Men’s Oxford Shoes

The initial success of Percy Strides original Men’s Oxford Shoes meant that a follow up collection was on the horizon.

Additional designs have recently been released as a result of client feedback and an innovative design process. The new British-made shoes, again developed in the prestigious town of Northampton, have produced some inspirational pieces. My personal favourite being the Acorn Brown Calf Leather Oxford Shoe. As we move into the Spring and Summer months, the Acorn Brown shoe is sure to be the perfect addition to any gent’s wardrobe.

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