Former Dragons’ Den contestant Tim Smith has launched Goodwin Smith, a new British men’s footwear brand celebrating the history of two respected shoemakers from Lancashire: Ernest Goodwin and Walter Smith.
Its parent firm, Bacup Shoe, was founded in 1928 and supplies fine footwear to retailers worldwide. Past and present clients include Clarks, Russell & Bromley, Harrods and Galeries Lafayette. With the launch of Goodwin Smith, the family-run manufacturer is delivering expertly-crafted shoes to a new generation seeking contemporary style.
Tim Smith, managing director, says: “We wanted to create a brand that celebrates the heritage and success of two great British shoemakers. We have taken traditional men’s styles and updated them for a modern finish and the range represents excellent value for money.”
Goodwin Smith offers formal and smart casual brogues. Each pair of British-designed shoes takes a month to make and comes with the...