Our Story

The London footwear label.

Designed in London | Handmade in England | Sustainably sourced materials

Duke + Dexter challenges expectations of what a British shoe brand can and should be - striking a balance between progressive style and familiar British charm.

Over the past 4 years, D+D has expanded from its London roots into a global community; working with athletes, musicians, artists, designers, photographers and pioneers who do things differently, who go against the grain. 

Everything we do revolves around inspiring, enabling and challenging others to dare to live fearlessly and with purpose. We firmly believe we can achieve this, whilst crucially making sure that we uphold the core value that underpins us: quality. 

Jacob x Duke + Dexter

Since launching in 2015, D+D has received international recognition, selling to over 120 countries worldwide and working with reputable international retailers including Harrods, Selfridges, The KaDeWe Group, Levels and Tsum.

A Winner at Draper’s 2017 & 2019 Footwear Awards as Premium Footwear Brand of the Year and nominated for Best Online Footwear Business in 2018, the brand has found favour with a credible celebrity clientele. Eddie Redmayne, Ryan Reynolds, Justin Timberlake, Jonah Hill, David Beckham, Snoop Dogg and Rihanna have all sported D+D's - helping cement D+D's position as a leading footwear label.

Handmade in England

A truly British enterprise, each pair of Duke & Dexter shoes is designed in London and handmade in our family-run Sheffield workshop. Over 80 years old, the factory prides itself on combining deep-rooted skills with precision and care to ensure all products are crafted to the highest standard.

Committed to supporting British craftsmanship and appalled by many of the shocking practices within the fashion industry, we work closely with our workshop to sustainably source and handpick our leathers, suedes and fabrics. By releasing our styles in very limited runs, we're able to ensure we eliminate almost all wastage and only buy what we need. Simply put: Fuck Fast Fashion.

Durability and comfort remain at the brand’s core and our choice of linings and sole units lend themselves to the demands a contemporary lifestyle. The attention given to each shoe at every step of the process is apparent in the finished product, which is then complemented with a ‘Handmade in England’ on the sole as stamp of authenticity.