Did you know that all of our Hampton Canvas Shoes are handmade in a family-run factory in Spain?
From start to finish, it takes 20 minutes to make each individual Hampton Canvas shoe using a traditional 30-step process.
Lovingly restored, the factory uses original vulcanisation machines from the 1950s to bond the 100% cotton canvas upper onto the 100% natural rubber sole. These machines operate at an impressive 130-160°C and once bonded, all of the excess rubber is then trimmed off by hand which gives each shoe its own individual finish.
A labour of love, each vulcanisation machine is hand operated and is solely responsible for one shoe size. Although a slightly more time-consuming process, the benefits are widespread. In addition to avoiding the process of chemical vulcanisation which requires higher temperatures, long heating periods and leaves the presence of a strong chemical smell, it also makes for a healthier work environment.
The machines don’t smell and neither do the shoes, with the exception of a fresh strawberry essence which is added directly into the rubber pellets for our signature Trotters scent!
We are happy to inform you that all of the 100% cotton canvas used in our Hampton Canvas range is sourced in Egypt while the 100% natural rubber we use for the soles is ethically sourced from Malaysia.
So, the next time you or your children slip on a pair of our comfortable, scented, 100% cotton Hampton Canvas shoes you can confidently wear them with pride in the full knowledge of how they were made and where they came from.