When people think of Barbour, various images spring to mind – for example, Barbour’s classic countryside wax jacket, a sporting tweed flat cap or a Barbour quilted jacket for those about town social occasions. What you normally wouldn’t associate automatically however is footwear and the multitude of styles on offer. Be warned, that is all about to change.
Barbour has recently released a vast variety of differing footwear for a myriad of different occasions. As you would expect from a brand that has specialised in British heritage and countryside quality, the footwear collection contains wellington, GORE-TEX and waxed padded boots especially designed to cope with the elements.
What you might not be aware of is that the Barbour footwear range also houses more formal and style conscious shoes. For example, the ‘Iras’: A high cut Chelsea boot finished in a hand burnished London tan with a Barbour sandstone wax backstrip. The ‘Travers’: A 4 eyelet Derby shoe with a Barbour wax fabric tongue and backstrap and the ‘Westoe leather’: A semi formal Derby brogue mixing the Barbour wax fabric with a hand burnished chestnut leather.
These are only but a few from a vast range of footwear that Barbour has in its collection. One might expect a foray into the footwear market from a brand that has specialised in coats and jackets for over a century would result in a product that is lacking creativity or comfort, but then again not every brand is called Barbour.
This footwear collection provides unparallelled creativity and comfort. From the lightweight materials used through to the tartan in sock arch padding, all facets of this collection have been built with the customer in mind. It is safe to say that this collection has to be one of the comfiest on the market. As well as comfort, the varying styles on offer from Derby shoes and Chelsea boots, through to boat shoes and brogues means that this collection contains a silhouette for every taste and every occasion.
So the next time someone mentions the brand Barbour, rest assured that footwear will undoubtedly spring to mind.
Shop the collection over on the Barbour website.