Grove Desert Shoe - Horween No8 Chromexcel

Horween No8 Chromexcel

¥54,700 Sale Save

Quality Takes Time. Please note our current Stitchdown Collection made-to-order lead time is 12-15 weeks

  • Premium Horween No 8 chromexcel leather upper
  • Desert derby style
  • Durable, lightweight natural crepe sole
  • Number 10 Stitchdown sole process
  • 4 eyelet lacing
  • Leather lined footbed
  • Premium laces
  • Unisex sizing
  • Handmade in Northampton, England

Our Stitchdown Collection is masterfully crafted in England by hand - From start to finish. The Grove Desert Shoe is a four-eyelet design with derby lace-up construction and a natural crepe which is extremely hardwearing and also lightweight and very comfortable. The upper is made from rich Chromexcel leather from the world-famous Horween tannery in Chicago USA, known for their extremely high-quality materials. Internally the boot is unlined as the leather upper is self-backed which increases wearer comfort. The footbed is traditionally half-lined with natural leather and a soft, cushioned heel pad. The Grove Desert Shoe goes through several complex and skilled processes before completion and none more important than the stitchdown welting stage. This process uses a Number 10 sole stitcher - an integral machine used in making traditional Northampton shoes and boots. Furthermore, this provides the bold stitching used to secure the natural crepe sole and the technique also ensures the shoes are strong and flexible.

    When wearing premium leather from the world-famous Horween leather company in Chicago, USA, you go on a journey. Due to their unique finishing processes, Horween leathers are quite firm on first wear, but then break in gradually, softening and moulding to the wearer's foot to create the perfect fit. Founded in 1905, Horween's secret blend of natural oils and family processes have been passed down through the generations. Known for their exclusive Chromexcel, Cavalier, Essex and Shell Cordovan leather collections, Horween leathers have a soft and smooth handle, restoring itself when marked. It also has extreme longevity and wears in over time, creating beautifully unique patinas. Crown Northampton are honoured to work with leathers from the world class Horween Company tannery.



    - 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

    For Further Information Please Visit Our Shipping Page

    Orders within Europe: Prices shown include VAT. All final purchase prices include delivery duty paid (DDP).

    Orders Outside of Europe: Prices shown are now automatically exclusive of VAT. Customers are liable for any local duties incurred at the shipping destination. If unsure, please check with your local customs office before placing an order.

    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

    Read article

    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.