Ara is a German brand that produces everything from women’s pumps, to trainers, to boots, to sandals. The brand believes in creating attractive shoes in high quality materials which have been carefully made to provide an excellent fit. Ara has a subsidiary brand ‘Jenny’, charmingly named by the owner after his beloved wife, which still follows the principles of the brand but is more affordable for the price conscious shopper.
Unless you enjoy alpine or Nordic skiing you will probably have never heard of Alpina. This Slovenian company was established in 1947 and specialised in producing ski boots. While shoes for various outdoor pursuits remains the core of their business, Alpina also produce every day footwear using the same principles of precision craftsmanship and high quality materials. Beautifully soft, supple leathers are used to make women’s pumps, heels and boots that combine comfort and style. Alpina Eikelea Tex has been a stand out customer favourite with its generous toe box, ankle support and Alpitex lining, the same as it used in their outdoor boots range, which provides protection against water and moisture for increased comfort.
And so men don’t feel neglected we have Anatomic shoes, stylish and wonderfully comfortable smart shoes and boots. The design team behind the brand live and work in England but the shoes are made in Brazil where there is a rich heritage in shoe craftsmanship. The whole process is owned by the company from cow to finished shoe so every detail is scrutinised to produce the high quality product. These shoes are designed to be comfortable from when you first put them on with no need to break them in. This is achieved through soft supple leather uppers and linings combined with a rubber sole that has patented Anatomic gel that cushions every step. These shoes have won over the Beggs who all own a pair to wear to work!
These shoes are all about fun and colour. The woven elastic uppers and cushioned insoles mould to the shape of your foot for instant comfort. A perfect fun casual shoe they are also lightweight which make them great for taking on holiday. This British brand would be a great addition to your wardrobe.