BARKER OF EARLS BARTON ARCHIVE COLLECTION

 

To celebrate their 140th anniversary Barker proudly presents the Barker of Earls Barton Archive collection, a capsule range rediscovering their village shoe making history.

The limited edition range launching in Autumn / Winter 2020 sees the Barker design team revisit the archives at the Earls Barton factory to reinterpret historical shoe designs with updated materials including the use of European alpine grain leathers and British Dainite rubber soles. The Barker of Earls Barton branding selected for the archive collection dates back 1960’s and was favoured by William Barker, fourth generation of the Barker family.

The Barker of Earls Barton archival styles are named after streets located in Earl Barton in honour our Northamptonshire village shoe making roots.  The Archive collection consists of a Brogue (STATION), Derby (BERRY), Boot (KNIGHTS), Apron Front (MILBURY) and Loafer (MEARS) made from premium European grained leather on the Barker 10 and 460 lasts.

Furthermore, the Barker of Earls Barton Archive collection champions several of our suppliers including the Boaventura Tannery, Northampton’s only remaining lastmaker Springline and the Market Harborough-based sole maker Harboro Rubber Company. 

We are very proud to have been handpicked as one of the very limited stockists of the Barker of Earls Barton Autumn / Winter 2020 collection.

Available late October 2020, pre-order now.

Size Chart

Size Guide

International Sizing Chart


SIZE CONVERSION CHART - UK MENS SHOE SIZES

UK Size

6

7

8

9

10

10½

11

11½

12

USA Size

7

8

9

10

10½

11

11½

12

12½

13

Euro Size    

 39½   

40

 41   

41½

42

42½

43

43½

44½

45

45½

46

46½

Japan Size

25

25.5

26 

26.5

 27  

27.5

 28 

 28.5 

29 

 29.5 

30  

 

 

Width Fittings 

All manufacturers use different letters to denote their width fittings. This does make life a bit tricky, so here is our simple to use table to give you a hand...
 
UK WidthUK WidthUSA WidthUSA Width
B
AA
V Narrow
C
A
D
V Narrow
B
Narrow
E
Narrow
C
F
Standard
D
Standard
G
Wide
E or EE
Wide
H
Extra Wide
EEEE
Extra Wide
x