The Goodyear welted method

Posted on October 31, 2017 by jennifer tilley

All of our footwear manufactured here at NPS Shoes is proudly all handmade; part of this process is the Goodyear welted method. The introduction of the ‘Goodyear welting machine’ by Charles Goodyear in 1872 was to revolutionise the production of footwear.  Goodyear welted footwear acquires its name from the long strip of material called a […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on October 25, 2017 by jennifer tilley

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we decided to produce a limited edition product from which all proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer Care. We opted for a fun pink product in fitting with the cause colours. The Pink Suede Oxford shoes are available to purchase for £120 in sizes 3-7, but be […]

NSC – Sneakers for grown ups

Posted on October 18, 2017 by jennifer tilley

NPS Shoes has been working in partnership with Northampton Sneaker Company to manufacture and distribute their unique range of sneakers. NSC have designed a range of sneakers with a difference; suitable for everyday wear but combining the street-style of sneakers with the quality of British shoe making. Each pair of sneakers are handcrafted by NPS Shoes […]

Julien David featured in Vogue Paris

Posted on October 17, 2017 by jennifer tilley

We were delighted to see that boots made in the NPS factory designed by Julien David made it into Vogue Paris. Julien David is a French-born, Tokyo-based designer who established his own name brand in 2008.

Hello Victoria!

Posted on October 13, 2017 by jennifer tilley

As one of the most quintessentially British footwear styles, our new Chelsea boots in the Women’s Collection are the perfect addition to any wardrobe with their timeless and classic design. So why did we call them Victoria? Simple; because the first Chelsea boot was designed by J. Sparkes-Hall, shoemaker to Queen Victoria. It seemed like […]

NPS x Fred Perry x George Cox

Posted on October 12, 2017 by jennifer tilley

The history of the monkey boot goes back a fair way; to WW2 in fact when they were worn by the Czechoslovak army. In more recent times the boots were adopted by Carpenters and Roofers, the unique toe cap design enables work to be carried out comfortably in a kneeling position. The monkey boot is […]