About

Sewing handmade shoes

Swift & Co is an independent maker of quality, handmade footwear, based in East Lancashire.

Our boots and shoes acknowledge timeless, classic styles - time-honoured favourites that deserve their position as fashion 'staples'.

What separates us from other shoemakers is our dedication to progressing our craft, incorporating modern materials and production techniques to deliver shoes that feel as good as they look.

Interlocking sole

We called on three generations of footwear experience to develop our debut Heritage Twist collection. Our in-house design team set out to revolutionise 'the dress shoe', re-imagining Chelsea boots, brogues and lace-ups with an interlocking shock-absorbent sole (patent pending) that provides comfort throughout a long, busy day on your feet.

Besides offering a more comfortable and healthier wearing experience, our innovative sole construction also reduces environmental impact, using stitching instead of harmful adhesives to bond the interlocking layers.

Before Heritage Twist had even come to market, we were recognised with two of the UK footwear industry's most revered awards for innovation – The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers Award for Innovation and The British Footwear Association / FN Platform Award. awards

Our Wisconsin suedes and leathers are of the very highest quality – butter soft, and finished in Italy by the finest tanners. Final construction takes place by hand, in our Burnley factory, using unique patent-applied-for machinery, exclusive to Swift & Co shoes. We are soon to introduce ranges for women, sporting shoes, and further extend our 'Interchange' offering, whereby clients can specify their choice of materials, laces, colour ways and so on.

Swift shoes awards

Caption: Our two Footwear Friends Awards, recognising our commitment to innovation in footwear