Edward Green is an English shoemaker founded in 1890, based in Northampton. The level of handwork involved in production is very high and only around 250 pairs of shoes are completed a week.
In 1890, Edward Green began to make hand-crafted shoes for gentlemen in a small factory in Northampton. The company was sold in 1977 by Michael Green to an American leather entrepreneur, Marley Hodgson, but financial problems continued and were sold for a single British pound to another, John Hlustik, an expert at finishing who is often credited with making brown shoes acceptable to British gentlemen.
During the 1930s, Edward Green was one of the largest manufacturers of officers' boots for the British Army. Their shoes have also been selected by such clients as the Duke of Windsor, Ernest Hemingway and Cole Porter.
Edward Green shoes are available from their own shops in Jermyn Street in London and on the Boulevard St Germain in Paris, as well as stores around the world such as Double Monk in Melbourne, Isetan in Japan, Matches in Wimbledon Village, Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City and Unipair in Seoul.