Northampton Shoemaking History

Great Britain Campaign
Our belief in the importance of export is why Tricker’s is honoured to be part of the UK Government’s Department for International Trade GREAT Britain campaign - promoting British culture abroad and flying the flag for the Northampton shoe industry.
Birds eye view of the Tricker's Factory showing Northampton in the background
Northampton is situated in the heart of England and is a town renowned for its shoemaking industry - the history of which goes back hundreds of years. Historical demand for Northampton shoes became so strong that by the year 1840 there were 1,821 shoemakers in the town, that’s around a third of all adult males in the town at the time. 
Michael James at Springline
Spring Line make all of Tricker's shoe lasts. Based in Northampton, they are England’s only surviving shoe last maker.
Tricker's Factory Northampton
The current Tricker's factory is located at 56-60 St. Michael's Rd, Northampton and first opened its doors in 1904. The same factory is still the base for all manufacturing today, proudly 100% made in Northampton.