T&F Slack Shoemakers London is the brainchild of husband-and-wife team Tim and Fiona Slack, who are dedicated to making modern classics. It's an ethos that we first experimented with in the 1970s. Back then we were one of the first to move from the dominant platform trend of the day. Using unusual combinations like yellow and blue, we successfully revived great British Classics including the 5-eyelet Derby under our then brand name, Walkers. Shoes from the Walkers days are just as relevant now and provide T&F Slack Shoemakers with a shoe archive that is unique and extensive.
T&F Slack Shoemakers is the only shoe brand able to offer classic English styles made in the heart of Notting Hill. In a bid to move shoe manufacturing back to London, we began crafting shoes in our 500 sq/ft factory in March 2009 and today make about 150 pairs per month. The space where the people work houses an eclectic mix of machinery. This includes what we consider to be manufacturing museum pieces that we have salvaged from shoe factories as well as simple, modern machinery that we have customised to meet our needs.