Barker shoes have been an English tradition for over 135 years. Only the most carefully selected leathers are used and the uppers are shaped on the last by hand. Many other traditional shoemaking methods are still employed including slow natural drying and polishing.
One thing for sure, it is craftsmen and fine materials that makes good shoes. At Barkers their craftspeople produce some 200,000 pairs of hand lasted sewn shoes each year. This is why Barker English shoes have a unique quality that no machine can ever match.