The Dover is without doubt the quintessential Edward Green shoe. Tales of its handsewn apron and reverse split toe are legendary and rightfully so. Each is sewn by expert craftsmen who use pigs bristles rather than metal needles.
The preparation of the thread itself is a major undertaking combining several long strands and bonding them with wax then splitting the end of the bristle and lashing the thread to it.
So much of what goes into finely crafted shoes is taken for granted. It’s difficult to appreciate the level of skill, time and artisan-ship it takes to produce a pair if you haven’t seen it first hand. It’s remarkable really that in today’s high tech, automated world there are products which are still made by way of tradition. Something’s are best left unchanged.
Here are several Dover’s, that we recently received for clients. All of which were made to order.
Chestnut Antique 82 Last, HAF Soles
Burgundy Antique/Mahogany Country Calf 82 Last, Single Soles
Coffee Suede 606 Last, Dainite Soles
Walnut Country Calf 606 Last, Dainite Soles
Edwardian Antique 606 Last, HAF Soles
Edwardian Antique/Almond Country Calf 606 Last, Dainite Soles