Our Story

Launched in 2015 by three friends the Northampton Sneaker Co. wanted to do something a little bit different.

We combined the street style, light weight and instant comfort of sneakers with the incredible handcrafted quality of British Goodyear Welted shoe making. Our mission is to take traditional high quality Northamptonshire shoe making to a new generation. The sneaker generation.

Sneakers for grown ups.

Our sneakers are built differently. They are the polar opposite of fast fashion.

Every pair takes around 40 hours of meticulous handcrafting and hand finishing to create, involving around 200 separate operations.

Goodyear Welted in Britain.

Our sneakers are Goodyear Welted in Northamptonshire, England. This traditional technique involves stitching the sole and upper together rather than simply glueing.

The key advantages to Goodyear Welting are it's incredible quality, comfort that just gets better the more you wear them, and a sole that can be unstitched and replaced.

The Factory

Our product is created from start to finish entirely in Northamptonshire in the U.K. by incredibly skilled craftsmen and women.

We firmly believe in supporting local jobs and local suppliers as much as possible.

The Last

All footwear is heat formed around a mould shape called a 'last'.

We spent time with a local master craftsman at Springline Lasts Ltd getting the unique shape of our product just right, and just like a sneaker.

The Leather

We use incredibly beautiful high quality European leather, the exact same leather as all Northamptonshire made English shoe brands.

The Sole

Our sole tread is supplied by Vibram of Italy. We chose them as they are regarded as the very best.

Vibram's combination of comfort, grip, and light weight is unmatched.

Northampton, England, UK

Northampton is famous for being the home of the finest quality men's shoes in the world.

Located right in the heart of Great Britain skilled workers in factories all across Northamptonshire make incredibly beautiful shoes for brands that have become world renowned.

Northampton Sneaker Co. use this rich resource to create a sneaker like no other.

The Design

Simple, elegant, everyday wearable.

Branding: minimal. We let the quality do the talking.

Construction: entirely from European leather and calf lined all the way to the toe. No expense spared.

Sole: attached to upper via a storm welt, also real leather.

Tread: Vibram. Extremely light and comfortable.

Tongue and collar: padded like a sneaker.

Details: delicate punched 'brogue-ing', a nod to our factory's awesome shoe making skills.