Purpose and Values
Expertise and technical ability have always been Church’s hallmark. Every shoe encapsulates the story of endless manual steps performed with pride and dedication, meticulous attention to details, featuring exquisite leather.
Every morning at 8 am, Church’s Northampton factory welcomes the passionate protagonists of the creation of the finely manufactured classic British shoes.
The following step is the special “welted” stitching, that ensures the possibility of an easy resoling to avoid damaging the upper.
The leather strip called welt is sewn between the sole and the upper and leads to the sewing of the sole to the welt. A special technique that requires the use of two different cotton threads to ensure maximum resistance. The space created between sole and insole is filled with special cork.
Finally, inside the ‘shoe room’, the room where shoes acquire their final color, they are fastened, brushed and polished, resulting in the final ‘look’. Burgundy or sandalwood are just some of the typical nuances of the brand.
This construction method was introduced in 1869 and is employed to this day.
The production of a pair of Church’s requires approximately 12 weeks of work and over 300 accurate and skillful steps.