Sales of handcrafted footwear from top brands in larger sizes are rising sharply, according to Walktall, a Europe-wide online shoe retailer specialising in sizes 12 to 19.
Walktall’s most popular quality brand is Barker, with sales from this Northamptonshire-based UK manufacturer increasing by a staggering 54% last year.
A significant number of customers who purchased Barker shoes also bought handcrafted boots by the Australian brand RM Williams, signalling a consistent preference for traditionally made footwear among those customers:
“An increase such as this is highly significant for a niche reseller such as Walktall, which specialises only in larger sizes,” says Director Jim Lockyer. “We are now stocking 7 different styles of Barker shoes and 7 styles of RM Williams boots. We are delighted to be supporting these established brands which thrive on creating a traditional, quality product.”
Walktall was established in the UK in 1997 to provide a retail resource for men with size 12 to 19 feet. They now claim to be offering one of the widest choices of size 12+ footwear in Europe and are constantly seeking new, top quality brands and styles in larger sizes to expand their range.
For further information on Walktall visit: www.walktall.co.uk