Barker shoes have been an English tradition for over a hundred years, only the most carefully selected leathers are used and the uppers are shaped on the last by hand.
Barker Shoes also offer a Ladies Collection of handcrafted english made shoes to the same high standard as their mens styles.
Barker Ladies Collection – click here
Caring for your Barker Shoes
Your Barker shoes will give you long and faithful service providing you follow these simple rules.
- Always clean regularly with a brush or damp cloth to remove all traces of dirt before applying a good quality
shoe cream or polish of the correct colour. (Barker shoe care kits contain all the necessary equipment in neat travel cases.
- Never dry wet shoes near fire, radiators or hot pipes. Good leather deserves good treatment and slow natural drying is
- To keep shoes in perfect shape we recommend the use of barker shoe trees and a shoe horn.
Suede Shoes – remove all dirt when dry and brush up the nap using a stiff bristle suede brush. Stains can be removed
with a suede solvent cleaner and smooth patches restored with fine sandpaper.
Kid Leather Shoes – or other lightweight leathers should be polished with a good neutral or coloured shoe cream.
Nubuck Leather Shoes – wipe clean with a cloth dipped in slightly soapy warm water.
Patent Leather Shoes – clean with a damp cloth or use a recommended patent leather spray or cream.
Calf Aniline Shoes – to develop a rich and lasting guardsman’s finish polish regularly with a quality polish of matching colour, this will maintain the aniline dye finish of the superior Calf skins used by Barkers.
Barker Shoe Construction
A traditional method of manufacturing which provides a shoe that will give comfort, excellent shape retention, water-resistance and repairable properties.
- Excellent insulation against cold and heat
- Good shape retention
- Easy to repair
Barkerwelt is a special Barker version of the welted construction. By adjusting the ‘lasting’ and ‘making’ process, the sole is cemented and not stitched. This allows for a closer sole edge and a lighter sole giving finer looking, more flexible sole – whilst still retaining the advantages of welted shoes.
- Extra flexibility
- Fine appearance
A construction using specialised adhesives in place of stitched welts to bond the upper parts and soles, thus achieving lightness and flexibility.
- Lightweight shoe