Throughout history, Northamptonshire has been known for producing the world's most iconic footwear in the counties historical factories. With many now shut, new footwear brand Local Research aim to revive the history of Northampton.
This season Local Research share their first range of footwear, created alongside the fourth-generation owned factory, George Cox. Renown for their Brothel Creeper silhouette created in 1949, which was adopted by 1950's Teddy Boys and later the 70's Punk generation, George Cox and Local Research have drawn inspiration from British archives this winter.
With a contemporary twist to original detailing, The Seamer boasts a hand-stitched vamp, leather collar and heel pull with embossed 'LR' branding. Crafted in premium Black and Sandstone colour-ways, the seamed Gibson silhouette sits atop a natural crepe wraparound creeper sole with a notched tan welt. The shoe also features brass eyelets and lace hooks and all constructed on a traditional 1353 shoe last.
Designed by Local Research and manufactured by George Cox in Northamptonshire, England, the collection comes packaged in a hand crafted special edition wooden box.
Shop the first collection of Local Research footwear online now.