Step into the new Northampton NPS store

Posted on December 7, 2018 by Ashleigh Liversage

NPS have recently launched a brand new store in the heart of Northampton’s Cultural Quarter. Opposite the Royal & Derngate Theatre you will find the NPS store located within The Wine Connection at 11 Derngate. NPS Shoes are committed to manufacturing both men and women’s Goodyear welted shoes and boots that are 100% made in […]

Caring for your footwear

Posted on November 8, 2017 by jennifer tilley

If you consider that NPS footwear takes several weeks to make and can last a lifetime, it’s well worth taking time to make sure that you care for your footwear correctly. Here are some simple guidelines:   — Always clean shoes regularly by cleaning off any surplus dirt with a brush or damp cloth. — For […]

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 […]

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 […]