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Starting in the industry as a twelve-year-old apprentice, Edward was driven by an ambition to make a better class of shoe. He established his own workshop in Northampton in 1890, gathering around him the town’s most illustrious craftsmen, each an expert in their respective field, and sourced the best materials for them to work with.
“Excellence without compromise,” was his promise and soon his name became associated with the finest English Goodyear Welted footwear, gracing style icons from Ernest Hemingway to Edward, the Duke of Windsor.
The quality of a shoe starts with the quality of its components. Edward Green select the finest French and Italian calf. Their soles are oak bark tanned for nine months imbuing an unrivalled comfort & durability. All the lasts have been developed over time for their distinguished profiles and the comfort of their fit.
And for Edward Green ‘craftsmanship’ is more than a slogan. It's the mastery of techniques passed through the generations, ensuring each shoe is made to the same exacting standards. From the hand cutting of the calfskin to the bevelling of the waist, it may take more time and it may take more effort but it’s this commitment to meticulous detailing that makes for a shoe of real quality and character.