Category Archives: Press


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.


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.


Supporting budding designers – Veronica Claxton

June 30, 2015

NPS Shoes has worked with many talented undergraduate designers studying at fashion colleges. We recently supported student Veronica Claxton who is studying Menswear Fashion Design at Westminster University to bring her graduate collection to fruition. Pictured are the slippers we made for Veronica seen here at the catwalk show at Westminster University.


New Union Jack BRITGRIP sole

The AW16 collection for Iain TRiCKETT features a new and exclusive BRITGRIP sole with a Union Jack patternation. At the time of launch for the TRiCKETT website, it’s the first pair in the world we know of with this type of sole. These shoes are available exclusively on the TRiCKETT website found here. McGrath Navy […]


Augustus Pili – Spring/Summer 2016

June 26, 2015

Here’s a little bit about the man we recently had the pleasure of working with: Augustus Pili is the man on his own mission, independent enough to create his own values. The underdog resilient enough to deserve the life he wants to live. His definition of chivalry defines him as a man. Augustus Pili, London born, whose […]


YMC Spring/Summer 2016 Menswear

June 16, 2015

At LCM, YMC remain the masters of minimalism. The models looked like they’d walked off a L.S. Lowry Matchstick Man painting. The collection was very well received by the press with Wonderlannd Magazine hailing YMC a brand for “the cool casual man, who wants precision, not fuss”. Shoes (not the sandals) made by NPS Shoes.  […]


Madonna’s backing dancers wear Gripfast – February 2015

February 19, 2015

One of the English brands NPS Shoes produces is Gripfast which just received some great press as Madonna’s stage dancers are wearing 20-eyelet black Gripfast boots in her latest single ‘Living for Love’. She previewed her single at the 57th Grammy’s on 11th February, 2015, shown in the video below.


Jigsaw and William Morris Collaboration – October 2014

October 27, 2014

We can proudly reveal that we recently worked on an exciting collaboration between Jigsaw and William Morris Gallery to design two pairs of brogues with distinctive, printed soles in the famous Brother Rabbit print. Jigsaw sent the charming Chloe to cover their creation and her field notes can be found on their blog.


Melbourne Spring Fashion Week – 2014

September 24, 2014

We recently made footwear for Australian brand Victorine in collaboration with designer Nevenka. The metallic gold leather oxford brogues and loafers were seen walking the catwalk at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Read about the collaboration and view more photos from the catwalk on Victorine’s blog and to learn more about the designer visit the Nevenka […]


Promising Talent: Adam Marc James

March 30, 2014

As part of our support for grass roots fashion, we continue to champion graduate designers. One example is the shoes we made for Adam Marc James for his final collection at Westminster University in Fashion Design. We have later learned Adam went to join the design team at A. Sauvage and we are sure there […]