Barker Footwear was established in 1933, when Ernest Barker from Earls Barton in England brought a small group of skilled craftsmen to Cape Town with the intention of setting up a shoe factory in the shadow of Table Mountain. This successful venture was further reinforced in 1952 when the company acquired the rights to manufacture shoes under the Crockett & Jones brand.

Barker Footwear manufactures high quality welted and stuck-on men’s leather shoes under its own brands: Barker, Crockett & Jones, which are well sought-after by discerning men.

In 2013 Bolton Footwear acquired Barker Footwear.

The Barker Footwear Brands


BarkerQuality crafted shoes. For those who seek quality, delight in fine detail and long for excellence. We select carefully, finish perfectly and offer a standard of comfort and craftsmanship  not ordinarily found in the world today. Since 1933, the Baker brand has been synonymous with quality and style, sought after by the discerning South African man.

Crockett & Jones

Shoes of rare distinction. Whether you’ve arrived or are still going for it and want to look the part, the sophisticated and elegantly styled collection of Crockett & Jones will epitomise your unique individuality and style. Using only the finest leathers from the world’s leading tanneries, Crockett & Jones shoes are made to exacting standards of quality utilising traditional shoe-making at it’s highest level.

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Industrial Centre, 12 Malherbe Street, Elsies River, Cape Town, South Africa

Factory Retail Outlet

124 Voortrekker Road, Goodwood, Cape Town, South Africa.

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