Church’s 140th Anniversary Slipper
British shoemakers Church’s is celebrating its 140-year anniversary with the re-release of an iconic style. The exclusive-to-store shoe is an adaptation of the brand’s Crown Sovereign Slipper.
To mark the occasion, designers have replaced the original black and gold combination with navy velvet and silver embroidery to highlight the King John Crown stitched onto the upper.
A soft, quilted leather lining and burgundy-painted leather sole add to the luxury of the Church’s name, which has operated under the Prada Group since 1999.
The anniversary release, like previous artwork editions, also comes with a certificate of authenticity.
With a heritage that spans several generations of the Church family, starting with Stone Church in 1675, the brand was officially established in Northampton in 1873 by great-grandson Thomas.
The name quickly established itself as a benchmark for high quality handmade men’s shoes, exporting throughout Europe and the United States by the start of the 20th century. Today it offers an array of styles from brogues to loafers, along with taking up collaborations with the likes of Adidas Originals.
With only 800 of the slippers manufactured, each individual pair has been customised with its unique number and presented in special packaging along with royal-blue velvet dust bags for storage.
The limited edition design is available to be purchased in store, including the brand’s Bond Street location, priced at £290.