Best Trainer Brands, Made in UK

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If you are looking to buy a new pair of trainers and want to support British made, you don’t have that much to choose from. But we do have some UK shoe brands that have a good selection of trainers and sneakers for both men and women. We have featured some of the best on this page. There are also some brands that have some of their range made abroad and only have a small Made in England collection such as New Balance. 

Made in England Trainers

Iconic trainer brand Gola, have a range of 1905, Made in England trainers. Blending British Heritage designs from Gola’s history and re-imagining much loved styles with a contemporary look to the past. These will make a perfect addition to your British made wardrobe, complementing your jeans and polo shirt combination. 

Grenson are an English shoe brand, who have put their famous shoemaking craftsmanship to work on a Made in England range of sneakers. The Grenson sneaker ranger is fully made in the Grenson owned factory in Northampton. with over 70 styles for both men and women you can choose to buy British made Sneakers from the likes of the popular Sneaker 1, or Sneaker 55.  Pricey but well worth it. 

Duke and Dexter sneakers are all handmade in their factory in England. They are specially designed to be ultra lightweight and durable. All the Duke and Dexter collections are produced in limited quantities. 

Best British made Trainer Brands

New Balance UK – Most people will name New Balance as a UK Trainers Brand. They are a US based brand but they do make a range of Trainers in Britain, in their Flimby factory in Cumbria.  They originally started making trainers in the UK back in 1982 in Workington before moving. New Balance claim that Made in Britain is very important to them, with us Brits buying into the craftsmanship and materials. But before you buy New Balance, make sure you are buying New Balance UK made and support our manufacturing industry. 

British Trainers

Goral – Made in England. The crafting of their re-soleable trainers is the same as used 80 years ago. Using only premium materials, they use meticulous attention to detail and offer a lifetime guarantee on faulty workmanship or materials. The market is already flooded with throw-away footwear. A pair of Goral can last a lifetime. Find some of the most popular Goral trainers here. 

The best of UK trainer brands. Norman Walsh Trainers and Running shoes are the last remaining British trainer manufacturer. They have been hand crafting British made trainers in Bolton, England since 1961. Norman started out his career working for W Foster, who was the grandfather of the Jeff and Foster, founders of Reebok so he had a good start. After founding his own company, Walsh over the years have created trainers and running shoes for Olympians, and sportsmen and women. Their 1960’s and 70’s retro trainer range is very popular, even sported by celebrities. And all Norman Walsh trainers and running shoes feature the British Flag and trademark Walsh flash on the side. You can find a selection here.

British made Trainers

Joseph Cheaney and Son’s are another fine British shoe brand that has a selection of UK sneakers. The quality of a Cheaney shoe or trainer is reflected in the price. Whether it is one of their suede or leather styes or one of the Walsh collaborations, you can expect to pay £200 plus. 

Designed with minimalism and luxury to the highest standards that Crown Northampton are renowned for, and fully handmade in Northampton. Their unique designed sole allows them to be re-soled to last even longer. 

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