News Archive

The Difference between Oxfords and Derbys? 29th September 2018

The Difference between Oxfords and Derbys?

Alex explains the history of the two iconic styles and describes their differences. 


Edward & James: A Shoe for All Time 26th June 2018

Edward & James: A Shoe for All Time

Regardless if its a shoe for business or leisure, Edward & James offers a variety of superb quality brogues, boots, monks, and penny-loafers. 


Cordovan Leather Shoes at Pediwear 4th June 2018

Cordovan Leather Shoes at Pediwear

If one is seeking a unique yet practical shoe, look no further than Pediwear’s collection of cordovan leather footwear. 


Tilley’s Hats: By Canadians, For Explorers 22nd May 2018

Tilley’s Hats: By Canadians, For Explorers

Tilley Hats as seen through the eyes of Alex, our work experience student from Canada.


Shell Cordovan at Pediwear 15th December 2017

Shell Cordovan at Pediwear

Pediwear is offering more Cordovan footwear than ever before. 


Draper Sheepskin Slippers 1st December 2017

Draper Sheepskin Slippers

It is colder, windy and snowing - what time of year is it? Drapers Sheepskin Slippers time of year!


Hiking Style at Pediwear 2nd November 2017

Hiking Style at Pediwear

Hiking style is very much in favour this season. Pediwear discuss the trend illustrated with fine examples from our range.


Trickers Kudu Styles 12th September 2017

Trickers Kudu Styles

All you need to know about Kudu leather and Tricker's African Explorer range.


Heschung AW17 range 9th September 2017

Heschung AW17 range

New additions to the fine range of footwear from Heschung


William Green’s By Grenson Review. 3rd July 2017

William Green’s By Grenson Review.

Grenson’s new line of shoe care products hit the shelves.


Children's and Ladies' Shoes at Pediwear 13th June 2017

Children's and Ladies' Shoes at Pediwear

Pediwear offer a wide range of ladies and children's shoes via our sister web-site www.shoesinternational.co.uk


Style At The Races 5th June 2017

Style At The Races

Stephen gives a few pointers on how to look stylish on your next day out at the races.


Trickers New In-Stock Catalogue 2nd June 2017

Trickers New In-Stock Catalogue

New styles and new variants from Trickers


Top 5 Summer Loafers 26th May 2017

Top 5 Summer Loafers

Time to shine this summer with slip on shoes 


Barker Hand Painted Shoes 23rd March 2017

Barker Hand Painted Shoes

Introduction of Springtime brings Vibrant Painted Shoes


Heschung Spring Footwear 2017 22nd March 2017

Heschung Spring Footwear 2017

Spring has Heschung!


Shoe Dressing and Care 1st March 2017

Shoe Dressing and Care

Looking after footwear not only makes them look great but it is vital for keeping them in good condition, this in turn greatly increases their longevity which is desirable when stretching the purse strings for premium products, but where to start?


Ettinger Wallets 9th February 2017

Ettinger Wallets

Ettinger Wallets - no man’s wardrobe is complete without one.


Important Customer Notice 10th January 2017

Important Customer Notice

Current shipping delay update:


Cheaney Footwear A/W 2016 24th November 2016

Cheaney Footwear A/W 2016

New styles from Cheaney for the Autumn / Winter season


Loake Autumn Winter 2016 - 2017 12th November 2016

Loake Autumn Winter 2016 - 2017

Stephen takes us through some of the highlights from Loake's range for winter 2016 - 2017


Trickers Winter season 2016-2017 1st November 2016

Trickers Winter season 2016-2017

More styles from Trickers for the Winter 2016-2017 season


Joseph Cheaney & Sons Shoes and Boots 28th July 2016

Joseph Cheaney & Sons Shoes and Boots

We’re proud to begin stocking Joseph Cheaney & Sons shoes and boots. Each pair is handmade in England and it takes around a month and a half for each pair to be made, using around 200 hand-tooled operations throughout that time.


Heschung Footwear 12th July 2016

Heschung Footwear

We are proud to stock Heschung, a French manufacturer of quality shoes and boots based in Steinbourg, Alsace, to our wide range of offerings...


Dainite – A Great British Invention 3rd July 2016

Dainite – A Great British Invention

Dainite soles were invented to provide an alternative to leather soles on men's dress shoes.


Mephisto Sandals 25th June 2016

Mephisto Sandals

Summer has arrived, and it's time to choose your sandals wisely.  Mephisto provides quality and comfort.


Our Best Business Shoe Styles 11th May 2016

Our Best Business Shoe Styles

It’s a fact of life that shoes tell others a lot about you. 


Barker History 22nd March 2016

Barker History

One of our main suppliers is Barker, with whom we have done business for years and whose innovative shoe designs continue to inspire us.


Almansa – Spain’s Shoemaking Capital 15th March 2016

Almansa – Spain’s Shoemaking Capital

Rising from a charming, irrigated plain at the foot of an imposing limestone crag, the town of Almansa can lay claim to being Spain’s shoemaking capital. 


Brogues 9th March 2016

Brogues

Derby brogues, oxford brogues, wingtips, Adelaide brogues and more...


Visit to Pitti Uomo Fashion Fair, Florence, Part 2 8th March 2016

Visit to Pitti Uomo Fashion Fair, Florence, Part 2

And so to Pitti Uomo itself. This is the largest men’s fashion brand meetup on Earth and is held twice a year in Florence, Italy. This time it was at the Fortezza da Basso (which means something like “the Low Fortress”), near the city


Visit to Pitti Uomo Fashion Fair, Florence, Part 1 3rd March 2016

Visit to Pitti Uomo Fashion Fair, Florence, Part 1

Our management have recently been to the prestigious Pitti Uomo 2016 fashion fair, held in the magical city of Florence at the Fortezza da Basso, a magnificent Renaissance fortress just north of the city’s train station. 


The Chukka Boot 20th February 2016

The Chukka Boot

The stylish gent about town often goes for the chukka boot. It’s an ankle-high man’s boot with suede or leather uppers, leather or rubber soles, and open-lacing with only two or three eyelets. 


Loake Export Restrictions 9th February 2016

Loake Export Restrictions

Loake export restrictions updated to include US and Canada in addition to Australia, Chile, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea and Switzerland.


Mephisto Export Restrictions 5th February 2016

Mephisto Export Restrictions

Mephisto export restrictions now in force to the USA


Shoe Catastrophe! 2nd February 2016

Shoe Catastrophe!

Hello again loyal Pediwear patrons, recently I blogged about how white distilled vinegar can help draw out beer stains and coincidentally a week later a disheartened customer visited our Halifax store with a sorry-looking pair of Grenson’s.


The Clog 31st January 2016

The Clog

In the small town of Mytholmroyd in a valley near to our HQ in Halifax, West Yorkshire, there is a small but thriving business called Walkley. They’re one of only a handful of remaining clog-makers in Britain


The Veneto's Shoe Capital - Why Montebelluna? 20th January 2016

The Veneto's Shoe Capital - Why Montebelluna?

Sitting 42 miles northwest of Venice on the boundary between the Venetian Plain and the Alpine foothills, the small and prosperous town of Montebelluna can easily claim to be the shoe capital of Italy's Veneto region.


Carmina Factory Visit 19th January 2016

Carmina Factory Visit

During 2015 we visited the Carmina factory in Inca, Mallorca, and they demonstrated some of their traditional shoemaking techniques to us...


The Great English Shoe 15th January 2016

The Great English Shoe

In an age where UK manufacturing has given way to a service-based economy, the English Shoe is a rare example of a (physical) British-made product which is still very much in demand overseas.


Grenson Joins Forces with New Balance 7th January 2016

Grenson Joins Forces with New Balance

One of our favourite manufacturers, Grenson, Northampton maker of quality English-style shoes, is teaming up with retro running shoemaker New Balance to make a completely new type of shoe - a luxury brogue sneaker shoe!


England's Shoe Capital - Why Northampton? 29th December 2015

England's Shoe Capital - Why Northampton?

Northampton, located almost exactly between London and Derby, is England's undisputed shoe capital, with more historic English shoe manufacturers both being founded there and remaining there to this day. 


New Additions to the Pediwear Sowerby Selection 22nd December 2015

New Additions to the Pediwear Sowerby Selection

Sowerby, continuing to build on their passion and commitment to being the best in field, have recently introduced higher quality components and leathers to their entire range.


Our Loake MTOs 10th December 2015

Our Loake MTOs

We’re honoured to present our very own Loake Made To Order (MTO) styles.


How to look like James Bond ... 7th December 2015

How to look like James Bond ...

What footwear does James Bond choose? We take a look at the latest additions to his wardrobe.


Country Re-Imagined with Barker 21st November 2015

Country Re-Imagined with Barker

Stephen takes us through new country styles in Barker's Autumn Winter 2015-16 Collection


Tricker’s of Northampton 27th October 2015

Tricker’s of Northampton

We've always been proud of our relationship with Tricker’s, one of our core suppliers.


Shoe Care Special! 9th October 2015

Shoe Care Special!

Stephen removes beer stain from tan shoes...


Grenson Triple Welt and Factory Visit 8th October 2015

Grenson Triple Welt and Factory Visit

Stephen and Mike saw triple welt footwear made when we visited the Grenson factory earlier this year.


Jeffrey West at Pediwear 18th May 2015

Jeffrey West at Pediwear

Pediwear are proud to announce that Jeffery West are now a new and esteemed addition to our range, with stunning designs available online now.


Barker Style Hits for Summer 2015 9th May 2015

Barker Style Hits for Summer 2015

New versions of the Barker McClean and the Barker Grant are amongst Stephen's picks from another great season at Barker Shoes.


Trickers lasts 2nd May 2015

Trickers lasts

A look at popular Trickers styles and the lasts on which they are made


Moving forward with Loake Spring 2015 30th April 2015

Moving forward with Loake Spring 2015

Stephen's picks from this season's new Loake styles


9th February 2015

Tilley Hats

Tilley endurables are a brand known for producing hats that stand the test of time. We take a look into the history of the Tilley brand and its creator Alex Tilley.

A Guide to British Shoes 23rd January 2015

A Guide to British Shoes

We take a look at the history behind some of our favourite British shoe brands.


Mens Formal Shoe Guide 26th November 2014

Mens Formal Shoe Guide

Pediwear's formal shoe guide


Barker Lasts Explained 1st July 2014

Barker Lasts Explained

Expert fitting advice from Stephen on Barker's most popular last shapes


Free Lasted Shoe Trees with Alfred Sargent Shoes 7th April 2014

Free Lasted Shoe Trees with Alfred Sargent Shoes

Pediwear are offering free Alfred Sargent lasted shoe trees with all non sale Alfred Sargent footwear.


Grenson 2014 new styles 14th March 2014

Grenson 2014 new styles

A look at the exciting new styles from Grenson for 2014


Trickers Made to Order Robert & Richard 6th February 2014

Trickers Made to Order Robert & Richard

Tricker's specials / made to order styles now in stock


Barker Selection for 2013 - 2014 25th November 2013

Barker Selection for 2013 - 2014

Stephen takes you through the Barker highlights from this season's collection.


Tilley Camo Hat 6th November 2013

Tilley Camo Hat

The Camo Hat from Tilley - reviewed by our friends at Valley Deep Mountain High


Trickers Lomond Arrives at Pediwear 18th October 2013

Trickers Lomond Arrives at Pediwear

Pediwear introduces the Trickers Lomond - and read about our other MTO exclusives.


Saphir Rescues Stricken Brogues 2nd October 2013

Saphir Rescues Stricken Brogues

Stephen tackles some roughly treated leather in this appraisal of Saphir leather care products


Harris Tweed Tilley Hats 10th September 2013

Harris Tweed Tilley Hats

We are simply stunned by this limited edition from Tilley


Loake Lasts 15th July 2013

Loake Lasts

Stephen describes the lasts Loake shoes are made on and their differences


Grenson Shoes Summer 2013 1st July 2013

Grenson Shoes Summer 2013

Stephen our Grenson brand manager discusses the latest styles from Grenson G2 range.


Alfred Sargent Country Collection 9th April 2013

Alfred Sargent Country Collection

New styles Lombard and Bexhill


Introducing Peckham Rye 21st February 2013

Introducing Peckham Rye

Luxury silk ties, scarves and handkerchiefs handmade in England


Alfred Sargent Factory Visit 8th February 2013

Alfred Sargent Factory Visit

We recently had the pleasure of seeing the Exclusive and Country collections being made.


Exclusive Trickers 10th December 2012

Exclusive Trickers

Trickers Fixby, Bowood and Stow Commando in Burgundy & Espresso


Alfred Sargent Lasted Shoe Trees 12th November 2012

Alfred Sargent Lasted Shoe Trees

Now available for lasts 7wk, 87, 109 and 724


Ettinger Bullion Wallet 1st October 2012

Ettinger Bullion Wallet

14 Ct gold billfold wallet typifying Ettinger's style and attention to detail
Dr Martens Video 27th June 2012

Dr Martens Video

View this wonderful video from The Northampton Museum and Dr Martens
30th November 2011

Loake Shoemakers Video

Please watch this wonderful video which captures the spirit of Loake shoemaking.
11th July 2011

Pediwear John Spencer Factory Visit

When invited to view the factory we jumped at the chance ...
Loake Litchfield goes Skiing with Pediwear. 11th February 2011

Loake Litchfield goes Skiing with Pediwear.

A shiny pair of brand new Loake Litchfields made a very welcome Christmas gift...