Introducing Swift & Co, the British luxury hand-made shoe company.
The next time you’re looking for some luxury shoes, sack off the high street and give your feet what they deserve – luxury, hand-made shoes. Once you’ve worn them, you’ll never want to go back.
Swift & Co is an independent UK maker of high-end, handmade men's shoes, and they’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring its innovative and highly anticipated Heritage Twist collection to market.
Burnley-based Swift & Co has reimagined classic men's shoe styles, such as brogues, Chelsea boots and lace-ups. Instead of hard, unforgiving soles however, Swift's lightweight alternative delivers comfort as well as style.
Founder and Managing Director, Richard Swift explains: “Our shoes are a perfect fit for the lives of modern men. Today's style-conscious gents covet classic footwear design but want shoes that are comfortable and adaptable enough for a busy and varied schedule. Heritage Twist fits the bill.
“We've been inundated with queries asking when our shoes will be available. What we now need is for people to back our crowdfunding campaign and help write the Swift success story. There are, of course, generous incentives for our Kickstarter supporters, like reduced prices, discounts on multiple orders, and – for 20 lucky patrons – Swift & Co shoes with gold or silver-plated midsoles!
“For our 'Ultimate' reward, five supporters will be flown to meet us in Burnley for a 3D scan of their feet. A model will be created, from which we'll make truly bespoke shoes to their specific dimensions. And, of course, we'll always have their original scan to work from on future orders!”
All Heritage Twist footwear boasts a unique sole construction of interlocking shock-absorbent layers (patents applied for), reducing fatigue and increasing comfort throughout a long day on your feet. The manufacturing process reduces the use of solvent and adhesive bonding, thus minimising environmental impact.
Swift's innovations were recognised at October's coveted Footwear Friends Awards, picking up two accolades, one – sponsored by the British Footwear Association – that will see the Lancashire brand exhibit at the world's biggest footwear trade show, MAGIC in Las Vegas next February.
Besides blending classic design with modern innovation, Richard hopes to reignite the passion in footwear manufacturing that characterised East Lancashire for more than a hundred years. “I am the third generation of Swifts to be involved in the industry since joining the design office at Lambert Howarth in Burnley after I finished school. That company – once Marks & Spencer's biggest footwear supplier – went the way of many others in the area; closing down when rising manufacturing costs prevented it from staying competitive.
“It's time to reclaim Lancashire's reputation for quality shoemaking and we're confident that Swift & Co has just the product to spearhead that wave. We hope supporters will see our potential and join us in making the Heritage Twist collection a 'must' for smart, contemporary men.”
Everything about the shoes shouts luxury. Immaculate detail, unrivalled comfort and materials which look as good as they feel, we can’t recommend Swift & Co highly enough. Discover the range at www.swiftshoes.co.uk and their Kickstarter campaign here.
Win a pair of boots from Swift & Co
We've got our hands on a pair of size 11 boots from Swift & Co and we're giving you the chance to win them. The stunning 'Garstring' boots are a fantastic example of the Swift & Co range.
For the chance of winning them, simply complete the form below no later than 4pm on Tuesday 5 January 2016. One entry per person.