Our Story

Duke & Dexter is a British born footwear label appealing to those looking for a touch of the traditional, delivered on contemporary terms. Bold, eye-catching and with an unapologetically rebellious streak, our shoes are designed in London and handcrafted in England.

We use materials, colours and textures that challenge expectations of what a heritage British shoe can and should be. Striking a balance between progressive fashion and familiar British charm, we never falter on exceptional comfort to accommodate a modern lifestyle.

Since launching in 2014, we have received international recognition, selling to over 120 countries worldwide and working with reputable international retailers including Harrods, The KaDeWe Group, Level Shoes and Tsum.

A Winner at Draper’s 2017 Footwear Awards and nominated for Best Online Footwear Business and Premium Footwear Brand of the Year in 2018, we have found favour with a credible celebrity clientele. Eddie Redmayne, Ryan Reynolds, Justin Timberlake, Jonah Hill, Tinie Tempah and Tyson Beckford have all sported D+D's - helping cement our 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, we work closely with our workshop to sustainably source and handpick our leathers, suedes and fabrics.

 

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.