Front Page News for NPS Shoes

May 1, 2017

We were very pleased to have made front page news in local business newspaper, The Business Times in the May 2017 edition.

The front cover shows Ivor Tilley, Chairman and Christian Castle, Managing Director (and son-in-law) together at our shoe factory, NPS Shoes, in Wollaston, Northamptonshire.

A link to the full article can be found here.


Nordic Shoe & Bag Fair 2017

February 17, 2017

It is only February and we have already got three fairs under our belt in Florence (Pitti Uomo), Berlin (Seek) and London (Jacket Required) but this is the first time we have exhibited at the Nordic Shoe and Bag Fair in Sweden which is part of the Stockholm Fashion District. Stockholm Fashion District is a […]


New Collaboration with MODERN ENGLISH

June 21, 2016

NPS is very proud to announce a collaboration with new ‘Made In England’ brand, Modern English.  Modern English creates: Contemporary, well-priced shoes for a younger generation All handmade, here in Northamptonshire At a great price! This innovative unisex range will be in stores from mid-July 2016. For those eager to get their pair first and […]


John Skelton Collection – AW16

April 1, 2016

John Skelton – Central Saint Martins MA Graduation Shows.  The MA programme at Central Saint Martin’s in London is arguably fashion’s most prestigious petri dish to find the next best British talent. NPS Shoes are proud to be working again with CSM graduate John Skelton. His menswear collection had a strong sustainability slant and utilised wools […]


You Must Create – YMC – A/W 2016

March 17, 2016

In 1995, Fraser Moss and Jimmy Collins borrowed industrial designer Raymond Loewy’s slogan, ‘You must create’, in order to name their nascent clothing company.  YMC, as the company swiftly came to be known, took initial inspiration from work wear, the football terraces of the early 80s, the and American and British military wear. From the […]


Julien David – Tokyo

It was a pleasure to work with Julien David on some private label work for his new flagship store in Tokyo. Julien David, a Parisian designer who studied at Parson’s School, New York began his own neo-classical printed scarf label in 2008 after stints at Narciso Rodriguez and Ralph Lauren. From 2011, David has created […]


Northampton Sneaker Co.

November 24, 2015

New to the market are Northampton Sneaker Company which launched via Kickerstarter this summer. Taking on the big sports brands, Northampton Sneaker Co has introduced NSC1 which combines modern street-style and comfort of athletic footwear with the quality of classic British shoe-making in our factory NPS Shoes in Wollaston.  


Recent work for Nigel Hall

November 12, 2015

It was an easy decision to agree to make shoes on behalf of Nigel Hall. Nigel and his company are passionate and supportive of traditional footwear and garment design and construction since their humble beginnings when he started with a lone stall at Camden Market, London in the early 80s. Today Nigel has four stand-alone […]


Exhibiting at The Emergency Services Show

September 25, 2015

NPS Shoes is proud to supply the Service Sector with British-made Solovair Footwear. As the manufacturer, we continually develop new footwear and will be exhibiting new and existing styles at the upcoming: The Emergency Services Show, 23-24 September at Birmingham’s NEC. Find us at stand Q39.  All Service footwear is crafted using a Goodyear welted construction […]


Augustus Pili – A Success Story in the Making

September 23, 2015

NPS Shoes have worked closely with the ambitious self-starter Jalil Rahman to create his footwear brand Augustus Pili. Jalil was offered a development opportunity with KPMG Enterprise and the British Footwear Association’s Accelerated Development Programme. Find our more in the the showcase article from Business Advice.