The Sustainable Welt

The Sustainable Welt

When it comes to living sustainably we’re constantly faced with daily decisions on how we can reduce, reuse and recycle. The Goodyear Welt allows for Barker shoes to be re-soled and prolong their lifespan.
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The Village Shoemaker

The Village Shoemaker

As part of Barker celebrating 140 years of English shoemaking in Earls Barton, Northampton we invited British documentary and portrait photographer Michael Gannon to the Barker factory.
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Barker Icon: Glencoe

Barker Icon: Glencoe

Named after the valley in Western Scotland, Glencoe was introduced in Highland grained leathers with a lightweight Vibram sole. Designed in Earls Barton by our head designer Steve Topping in 2018, Glencoe is made on the traditional 29 last...

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A Factory Visit: Ben Lloyd

A Factory Visit: Ben Lloyd

For Autumn/Winter 2019 Barker invited Northampton-based photographer Ben Lloyd to visit our Earls Barton factory to capture the behind the scenes of our shoemaking process.
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Behind The Scenes: Earls Barton Factory Pt.1

Behind The Scenes: Earls Barton Factory Pt.1

In 1880, the foundation stone of Barker Shoes was laid in a humble cottage in the heart of England's shoe manufacturing industry by an enterprising Northamptonshire boot maker, Arthur Barker.
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