Company History

The Woodford family have been hand making quality boots and shoes since 1908. Established by Earnest Woodford in London, the business later moved to the home of footwear: Northampton, England. Five generations on and the family is still producing quality hand-made footwear, using fine materials and utilising knowledge and skills passed down from generation to generation.

Over the years our factory has become world renowned for comfort and craftsmanship with a large proportion of our production now exported worldwide. Using only the finest materials, all sourced from local leather merchants, we design, develop, and hand-make our shoes to the high standards set by both the town’s forefathers and the Woodford family.

Crown Northampton is now the factory's flagship brand and one of the few companies with the privilege of being allowed to use the town's crest on it's products with a message that translates to 'Peace is stronger than a fortress' from 1617 ad. This confirms our commitment and promise to have every boot and shoe made in our Northampton factory by highly skilled cobblers - many of whom are following in the footsteps of their ancestors by working in the local shoe industry.

For more company information please view our factory website here.