What is an Oxford?

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Back in Victorian-era Britain, boots were the go-to item of footwear for formal wear, mostly because horses were still the preferred method of transportation and the last thing you wanted was dirty socks. Life was probably hard enough, right? Then in the early 1800s, in typical schoolboy style, students at Oxford university lopped the tops …

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Northampton University Student Visit


Last week we had a lovely visit from first year students of Footwear Design at Northampton University. Pictured here on the far right is Stacie, who was on the same factory tour 4 years ago whilst a student at the same university. Stacie is now our Pattern Room Assistant and thoroughly enjoyed showing the students …

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