Wedding season!

Posted on April 17, 2018 by Ashleigh Liversage

Are you getting married this year? Or maybe a guest looking for a nice pair of smart shoes? Then look no further we have a wide range of shoes, styles and colours; all giving you a comfortable shoe to celebrate that special day in and beyond. Check out some of our top picks: Blair, Acorn […]

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 […]

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 […]

J.W. Anderson Swarovski Boots

Posted on August 16, 2017 by jennifer tilley

We have just found these fabulous J.W Anderson Swarovski boots in our archive and thought it would be a shame not to share the beauty of them again. Although we cannot take credit for the Swarovski crystal encrusted toecaps  J.W. Anderson’s SS11 Festival Boots, NPS Shoes produced the ‘monkey’ boot they used – so called because they […]

NPS FACTORY SHOP

Posted on April 4, 2017 by jennifer tilley

NPS Shoes, Home to Solovair, Opens Factory Shop NPS Shoes Ltd opened their factory store offering customers the opportunity to directly shop the company’s increasingly popular 100% British handmade Solovair® and NPS® footwear brands. NPS Shoes Ltd, have been manufacturing premium quality men’s and women’s Goodyear-welted footwear for over 135-years at their factory in Wollaston. […]

NPS Shoes X Clarks Desert Boot

Posted on May 10, 2016 by jennifer tilley

The Independent ran a feature of nine of the best English-made men’s shoes and in their selection they included the Desert Boot we produced for Clarks. As the last remaining private-label footwear manufacturer in the UK, NPS Shoes was the logical choice for Clarks to collaborate with to manufacture a limited edition Desert Boot to […]

You Must Create – YMC – A/W 2016

Posted on May 10, 2016 by jennifer tilley

In 1995, Fraser Moss and Jimmy Collins borrowed industrial designer Raymond Loewy’s slogan, ‘You must create’, in order to name their nascent clothing company.  YMC, as the company swiftly came to be known, took initial inspiration from work wear, the football terraces of the early 80s, the and American and British military wear. From the […]