The Dover is without doubt the quintessential Edward Green shoe. Tales of its handsewn apron and reverse split toe are legendary and rightfully so. Each is sewn by expert craftsmen who use pigs bristles rather than metal needles.
The preparation of the thread itself is a major undertaking combining several long strands and bonding them with wax then splitting the end of the bristle and lashing the thread to it.
So much of what goes into finely crafted shoes is taken for granted. It’s difficult to appreciate the level of skill, time and artisan-ship it takes to produce a pair if you haven’t seen it first hand. It’s remarkable really that in today’s high tech, automated world there are products which are still made by way of tradition. Something’s are best left unchanged.
Here are several Dover’s, that we recently received for clients. All of which were made to order.
Chestnut Antique 82 Last, HAF Soles
Burgundy Antique/Mahogany Country Calf 82 Last, Single Soles
Coffee Suede 606 Last, Dainite Soles
Walnut Country Calf 606 Last, Dainite Soles
Edwardian Antique 606 Last, HAF Soles
Edwardian Antique/Almond Country Calf 606 Last, Dainite Soles
Last week we had the pleasure of visiting the Edward Green factory in Northampton, England. What you realize as you watch and talk with the men and women that make the shoes is that shoes are only as good as the people who make them.
To make great shoes you need great people. These are highly skilled and talented craftsmen that take tremendous pride in what they do and it shows.
Thank you Hilary Freeman and the staff at Edward Green for your unwavering dedication to quality and tradition it is truly inspiring.
Westminster 888 Last, Burnt Pine Antique – MTO
Ifford 82 Last, Dark Oak/Mink Suede – MTO
Cardiff 202 Last, Edwardian Antique, Dainite Soles – MTO
Malvern 82 Last, Dark Oak Antique – MTO
Winter! When will it end? Not anytime soon, one month down but two to go. If you find yourself behind the snow curve we’re here for you.
And for maximum water protection be sure to use Montana Pitch Blend Leather Dressing on all your rugged leather boots.
Viberg, Peanut Bullhide, Vibram 132 Soles
Quoddy, Woodsman Brown Chromexcel, Sheepskin Lined Crepe Soles
Viberg, Ink Blue Reverse Chromexcel, Vibram Christie Soles
Rider, Hobo Boot Rough Out Mohawk Leather, Sestriere Soles
Alden, 404 Indy Boots, TruBalance Last in Kudu Leather on Vibram Lug Soles
Wolverine 1000 Mile, W05300 Black Chromexcel
Edward Green, Galway 82 Last, Dark Oak/Walnut Country Calf, Dainite Soles