Founded in 2001, Harrys of London was born with the purpose of creating ‘shoes that feel like sneakers’, redefining the ultimate smart/casual footwear collection. Their unique sole is the staple of all collections, based on a design used for performance windsurfing shoes and adapted for the wet streets of London. All footwear is made by highly skilled craftsman in Tuscany and Naples, Italy, and use cutting edge technology and ethically sourced materials
The journey started with the sporty lines and unique sole of the popular DOWNING loafer, followed by the soft, unstructured Basel moccasin. These styles, now referred to as ‘the iconics’, were instantly popular and became the benchmark for everything that followed. All outer & upper materials used have incredible attention to detail. Acqua suede is rain-resistant and designed to be worn year-round. Tech leather is water and scratch-proof. The satin calf leather that we use for our smart dress shoes stays smart. The deerskin that is used contours to your feet for a truly personal fit. The aesthetic is important, but each of the materials we use also has a practical purpose.