Abbey Unlined Oxford - Natural Horween Dearborn

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Quality Takes Time. Please note our current made-to-order lead time is 9-12 weeks

  • Horween’s Dearborn Leather
  • Oxford design
  • Unlined and French bound
  • Oak bark structure, baby calf toe puff 
  • Footbed cork filled by hand
  • Sustainable Lactae Hevea sole
  • Handmade in Northampton, England

The Abbey Unlined Sneaker is the third addition to Crown Northampton’s Hand Stitch Collection. A casual style that’s perfect for warmer weather and feels comfortable from the off, only getting better with wear and age.

As with the other styles in the Hand Stitch Collection, the Abbey sits on a sidewall-stitched Lactae Hevea outsole and cork-filled midsole. Instead of the black English calf found on many historic examples, our sneakers are constructed using a buttery soft leather from the Horween tannery and left completely unlined for maximum comfort and flexibility.

While we’ve kept the exterior minimal, in keeping with our design philosophy, the Abbey is packed full of intricate construction details. A baby calf leather toe puff sandwiched neatly inside a split in the upper to add structure, French bound edges to keep things nice and tidy, and our signature hand-sewn stitching across the throatline for strength.

Typically used for moccasins, bags and pouches, Horween’s Dearborn is a supple, full-grain leather designed to imitate the characteristics of deerhide, while maintaining the strength of cowhide. It’s the best of both worlds for those who want leather that’s as comfortable as it is rugged.

The slight shrinkage which occurs during the veg tanning process used to produce Dearborn leather results in hides which are full of character, have unique grain patterns and are soft to the touch. This softness makes it ideal for using on unlined footwear.



- Worldwide Footwear Orders - INCLUDED IN PRICE

UK Care Product & Accessory orders up to £150 - £15

- Rest Of The World Care Product & Accessory orders up to £150 - £30-£35


- All Footwear orders excluding Stitchdown Collection - 9-12 weeks

- Stitchdown Collection Orders - 12-15 weeks

- Gift Vouchers, Care Product & Accessory orders - up to 2 weeks

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To maintain and protect your Crown Northampton Shoes we offer a selection of cleaning and weather proofing product alongside polishes and shoe trees. See below for style specific care products. To view care guides click here

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The four main shoemaking stages once an order is placed...


The ‘clicking’ or cutting process as it is also known is the very start of your shoes being made, the leather is cut into the shapes that make up your silhouette either by hand or on a press.


Once all the components of the shoe are cut they go through several processes that are essential to the construction then they are sewn together to make the upper.


A last is a template form that is unique to each shoe size and style, the upper is pulled onto the last to give it the final shape of the shoe ready for a sole to be fitted. Once the sole is fitted the shoe will have it’s complete form.

Shoe Rooming

The final stage of the factory process your shoes go through the hands of our quality checkers and the finish is applied to the leather or suede to finish the shoe and ensure it looks it’s absolute best.