The Foster & Son Bespoke Archive
The Fosters shoe archive reaches back more than a century and has inspired shoe designers across the World.
Many of these objects date to a time when leather tanning was more acidic and the leather has deteriorated from natural degeneration and being handled many thousands of times by our shoemakers and customers.
Although some are fragile, we still prefer to make these objects available for our friends to handle and appreciate, rather than locking them away in a museum.
We have given each piece a number to make identification easier. Copyright lies with W. S. Foster & Son.