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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.
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. ( Many of these are available on great deals at Amazon UK. ) 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.
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.
Grenson are an English shoe brand, but have decided to 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.
Joseph Cheaney and Son’s are another fine British shoe brand that has a selection of trainers made in Britain. 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.
Crown Northampton are another famous English shoemaker who have also turned their attention to creating a UK sneakers range. Their sneakers for women, men and unisex, are made from premium luxury leather and are all hand made in Northampton.