Barker have been producing quality shoes for over 135 years, and they have developed a reputation forged on quality during that time. Last year alone they made 200,000 pairs of handcrafted shoes, and we have managed to select our 5 favourites from the Barker Winter 2017 collection so you can wear the best of Barker.
Diverse, tough and unique.
First introduced in 2011, the Barker Grant is a highly popular shoe. Grant is a modern take on the traditional English brogue and is one of the most diverse shoes in the range. The brogue is available in no less than 9 different styles. From Rosewood calf to laser Paisley designs, you can also opt for a suede version. The plain versions are an ideal choice for the office, but there are more flamboyant options. The eye-catching Blue and Black version has a suede centre and hi-shine leather toe and heel. The blue laces and matching brogue finish make this a stand out fashionable shoe.
What’s this style? It’s the traditional monk-strap made modern. A traditional wing cap shoe from Barker, available in a host of fashions. Selecting just one of Barker's monk strap shoes was tough, especially with Barker’s Lancaster also available. In this piece, we opted for the monk because of its various styles and unique finish. The brand's heritage detail on the sole is astounding and gives it an edge over comparable models. The brogue detail on the tip and the sole give this strap shoe real character. The Mocha calf leather version is an exceptional choice, and it can be worn in both smart and more casual settings.
A sturdy leather boot, ready to face the winter in supreme style. For braving the elements of the season a Chelsea boot would have to be on this list. But, do not think this is a token nod to the boot. No, the Ashby is here on merit. The boot is available in a Cherry or brighter Cedar grain; its autumnal shades can be combined with many outfits. Don't be deceived by how simple the boot is - its Goodyear storm-welted sole puts a Dainite 10mm barrier between you and the outdoors. The Barker Ashby is a practical winter shoe, ready to see you fashionably through the elements.
The most fashionable winter Derby boot. If you want to protect your feet from the elements and maintain elegance, the Jude is perfect for you. This boot is available in three colours, one of which is a guaranteed head turner; the Navy Grain and Rosewood Calf leather offering. This luxurious Derby boot has a simple dotted pattern at the toes on all variations giving it a unique touch. The full leather lining guarantees shape retention and protection against the elements. The sole is similar to that of the Ashby and can be relied on to help you navigate winter in style.
A special edition Barker oxford shoe, astonishing in its design. It may be the punched brogue detail, the variations in colours or the unique anniversary emblazoned sole - whatever it is, this shoe is exceptional. Part of the anniversary range, it was always going to be special, but Barker have exceeded even themselves. This narrow lace-up shoe would set any outfit apart. In black, its hi-shine makes it perfect for formal wear. The pewter brown shade is positively eye-catching and deserves to be labelled a special edition shoe. The Goodyear welted shoe delivers on reliability, comfort and style.