Our guiding principle is that our crafted products are wherever possible made in England.

The centre of this activity is the Foster & Son workshop, situated right over our retail store in Jermyn Street, and staffed by an enthusiastic dedicated team of shoe and bootmakers who have many years’ experience in leather craftsmanship.

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If you would like to recieve information about Foster & Son, news about special offers or travel, please register your details here. We anticipate offering online purchasing quite shortly and hope this will be well received. For bespoke goods, or those that need fitting we shall continue to encourage customers to contact us personally rather than buying over the web.

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What about repairing my shoes?

There are many things that our workshop can do to resole, repair and rejuvenate shoes that have lived a good life. We will be pleased to discuss this with you and assess the costs on an individual basis.

Certainly the bespoke customer will be sure to send his shoes to the maker who has his original last. If your original supplier is not on hand, an acceptable last can often be found from our large collection, but the resulting shape may be subtly different. Repairs in themselves are a very skilled job, as in effect the final stage of making is being performed again.

We also strongly advise our ready-to-wear customers to have a professional repair done: we use high quality oak bark tanned soles as we do on our new shoes, and it will pay off in the long term both in appearance and life of the shoe.

Much the same applies to other leather goods such as leather brief-cases, luggage etc. Many beautiful old cases have a patina that can't be replicated, and a loving restoration can give use and pleasure to succeeding generations for years to come.

I have a nice old case that I want copied but don't live in the UK: Do I have to send it to Jermyn Street?

Not necessarily: we are used to dealing with leather goods and photographs and /or scale drawings will probably be enough for us to work from, provided you photograph all the key items such as locks and fittings, front, back etc. and give us the key dimensions.