When it comes non-leather sole alternatives that are hardwearing and long lasting Barker looks to English solesmith Dainite for a rubber that separates our feet from the surface.
Famous for its all-weather grip, Dainite products have been manufactured by the Harboro Rubber Company since 1894.
Located in Market Harborough, (between Leicester and Northampton) these durable rubber soles have been a firm favourite since its original design in 1910 and continue to develop under the leadership of the original founder’s family.
The Dainite name its comes from the local phrase describing the company as the ‘day and night’ mills and is used by footwear companies from all around the world, reinforcing the rubber soles timeless styling and functionality today as it was a century ago.
In the Autumn/Winter 2019 Barker the Dainite sole is available in several of the Barker collections including styles such as Grassington, Kelmarsh and Nairn in the Country collection alongside Burford, Malton and Mirfield in the Professional collection.
View all styles on the Dainite sole here.