Palmerston Mule

Cheetah Hair On Leather

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The Palmeston is a backless mule, slipper design that also draws inspiration from lightweight jazz and dance shoes. Clean, simple, and versatile, the soft leather moulds to your foot, and the sole flexes with natural movement. The handmade natural leather lined upper sits atop a custom-cut Vibram sole unit in a choice of black, white, or gum colour, which are able to be resoled at our Northampton factory if required at a later date. Between the insole and outsole, the shoe features a layer of cork filling which is usually only found in high-quality, hand-made dress shoes. This process acts in a similar way to memory foam, adding comfort and support as your foot gradually beds into the shoe, leaving a subtle and lasting personal imprint of the wearer's feet. This unisex style can be worn with several different smart or casual outfits and the lightweight feel makes this a perfect everyday or travel shoe. Signed off with handwritten internal style notes, our entire Jazz Collection is handmade to order at our factory in Northampton, England.


Hair on leather is bold, confident and unique. Silky to the touch hair on cow is treated in a different way to normal leathers. The hair is left on the hides and dyed to colour or printed with a specific allover pattern. The cow hides that we use are double shaved and of a high so that they can be used for premium footwear as well as small leather goods. The shaving process stops the hair form fraying away during manufacturing, therefore leaving all footwear products neatly finished. At Crown Northampton, we pride ourselves on only using the finest materials available and we carefully select the ideal patterns and finish based on the style that we are making. With our factory located in the world-famous footwear heartland of Northampton, we’re privileged to source leathers from the best leather merchants in England. We only select first-grade calf suede and leather from English tanneries such as CF Stead alongside the finest Italian tanneries.

    Hair on leather is bold, confident and unique. The ‘Hair On Cow’ material that we select is the finest 'double shaved' hair on materials available. This thorough shaving process stops the hair from fraying when making footwear and also ensures a silky smooth, neat finish. Hair on skins can be produced in rich, luxurious block colours, or finished with a more extravagant all over bold print.



    - Worldwide Footwear Orders - INCLUDED IN PRICE

    UK Care Product & Accessory orders up to £150 - £10

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


    - All Footwear orders excluding Stitchdown Collection - UP TO 9 WEEKS

    - Stitchdown Collection Orders - UP TO 12 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.