We’ve been designing and manufacturing quality footwear since 1928. We don’t rush the manufacturing process of our shoes. We make sure quality counts at every stage of the process. It can take up to a month to manufacture our shoes, and each pair is unique. It’s that impeccable attention to detail which ensures our shoes look the business and get you noticed.
We’ve been making shoes since 1928. To put that into a time perspective, sliced bread hadn’t been invented when we set up. No really, it wasn’t
Goodwin Smith all began — as many great things do — outside a pub less than a mile down the road from where our HQ is today. Two rival shoemakers stood face-to-face arguing about which one of them could make the better shoe – Ernie Goodwin or Walter Smith.
Each man came from different backgrounds: Ernie a Manchester City right-winger, and Walt a hardy coal miner. They soon found they shared the same ideals: a passion not just footwear but quality footwear…and a good night out on the town! After that argument outside the pub, Goodwin and Smith decided to join forces. And now, 90 years later, little has changed. Although the infamous pub is long gone.
The Modern Man
Under the leadership of current Managing Director Timothy Smith, Great Grandson of Walter Smith, the ‘Goodwin Smith’ brand has continued to develop and celebrate our two founders. Like Ernie and Walter, the Goodwin Smith ethos represents the epitome of the modern man who knows that though we may not all be cut from the same cloth we can chose our own footprint.
Luxury menswear, charming prices
By selling exclusively online we save our customers an average of £200 a pair. You can compare the quality of our shoes to £250 shoes you’d find sitting on the shelves at big brand department stores. From the beginning, we’ve wanted nothing more than to offer you high quality at a lower price.