Known throughout the world as the very best in English elegance, Sanders & Sanders shoes are a reflection of over a century of craftsmanship. This is a classic example of their practical-meets-refined approach. It’s a traditional penny loafer, named because the slot in each strap allowed just enough space to tuck a penny, the cost of a phone call in the 30s. The suede uppers sit on top of a crepe sole, which we like for its flexibility, ability to absorb impact and excellent traction. This lighter shade of suede works beautifully with warm-weather styles, but we have colleagues who wear it year-round.
Sanders & Sanders was established in 1873 by brothers William and Thomas Sanders of Rushden, Northamptonshire. What began as a five-person workshop grew over the years to become one of England’s most renowned shoe factories. Today, the business is in the hands of the fifth generation of Sanders’, who are still producing their exceptionally high-quality boots out of the same Spencer Road factory they’ve been in since 1924.