We are delighted to announce that we are now stockists of Barkers shoes. We have chosen Barkers for their reputable quality and ideal designs for our customer, who want and deserve; style, comfort and great designs.
You’ll find sleek business styles, along with the popular monk strap shoes in brown suede with matching belt.
Did you know?
Barkers have their own special version of the welted shoe- THE BARKERFLEX. This unique construction specially developed Barker uses a soft quality upper leather under the foot, a very flexible rib and special serrated sole at the flex point, producing a shoe which is far more flexible and comfortable under the ball of the foot than conventional welted shoes.
What is a welted shoe?
The traditional method for well-made relatively waterproof walking shoes, has for many years been the machine welted process, which is a mechanised version of the old method of handsewn welts.
This is enable the shoe to be repaired repeatedly. This is because of the indirect attachment.
Because of this, the shoe also had better shape retention than any other construction, even after having been repaired.
The welted shoe is comfortable because the cavity between the insole and sole is filled with resin bonded cork which cushions the foot and conforms to the individual shape of the wearer.
Of course, if you don’t see anything in store that works for you, please feel free to run though our catalogue or website and we can order your size in for you. Our shoes will also be available online from October.
If you’re purchasing from our bishops Stortford store, we highly recommend shoe repairs opposite, as they are expert repairers and also incredibly accommodating and come highly recommended by both me and their loyal following. You can call them on 01279 504444
See you soon,