When it comes to high-quality footwear, the English are some of the best in the business with a history to match, and Crown Northampton are definitely one of the leading lights in the British footwear industry. Founded over a century ago, they have been crafting high-quality footwear for men all this time and we’re big fans of their work here at The Status Life.
Check out our pick of 6 of the best pieces of men’s footwear from Crown Northampton below:
OVERSTONE HI DERBY SNEAKERS | £295
This is a hi-top sneaker with traditional Derby lace-up construction. Double-stitched at pressure points for extra strength yet otherwise hidden stitching throughout, and classically styled with metal eyelets. A soft and luxurious, full natural leather lining is complimented by hand-finished, leather-lined Crown Northampton insoles, delivering an added level of comfort and style.
GROVE DESERT SHOE | £265
The Grove Desert Shoe is a four-eyelet design with derby lace up construction and a natural crepe which is hardwearing and lightweight not to mention extremely comfortable. The upper is crafted from rich Chromexcel leather from the world-famous Horween tannery in Chicago USA. Internally the boot is unlined as the leather upper is self backed which increases wearer comfort.
HARLESTONE HAND STITCH DERBY SNEAKERS | £650
With a low profile silhouette, hand-finished construction, and world-class materials that have been specifically tailored, further elevating the Crown Northampton Sneaker range to the highest levels possible. This top tier collection takes inspiration from bespoke, hand welted dress shoes with more than a few nods to time-honoured traditional processes. Externally, the Harlestone Derby uses the finest Scottish deer suede for a most luxurious finish.
OVERSTONE DERBY SNEAKERS | £270
Double stitched at pressure points for additional robustness, all stitching to the upper is hidden throughout and finished with metal eyelets and a soft padded collar. The Overstone collection is handmade to order in Crown’s Northampton factory using only the finest leathers sourced from some of the best tanneries in the world such as CF Stead in Leeds.
UPTON WHOLECUT SNEAKERS | £280
A clean-cut aesthetic with hidden stitching throughout, the Upton takes inspiration from classic dress shoe design and is finished with subtle blind eyelet lacing and a soft padded collar. Further details include a Crown embossed padded tongue, premium waxed laces, handwritten internal style notes and an extra set of insoles that can be placed underneath the existing insoles to help tailor the fit if necessary.
WOODFORD DESERT BOOT | £275
The Woodford Desert Boot is a classic ankle height, two eyelet offering based on a classic 1950’s design. Sat atop a natural crepe sole that is very durable, lightweight, and exceptionally comfortable. The upper is made from rich Chromexcel leather from the world-famous Horween tannery in Chicago USA, known for their extremely high-quality materials.
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