DB Shoes Celebrate Their 100th Anniversary
Staff, customers, suppliers, friends and family all joined together for a spectacular night of fun and entertainment.See how we spent our day here
Where did it all start?
Having returned from the 1st World War but with no room for them in the family business, Jack and Bill, twin Denton brothers, formed DENBROS Ltd on the 11th February 1920, manufacturing men's shoes and boots in the village of Irchester, Northamptonshire.
1920s - 1960s
We are incredibly proud of our family business, which has survived through thick and thin, through the great depression, the 2nd World War, and through the many changes in the industry - especially from low costs imports initially from Eastern Europe and then the Far East.
2000 - TODAY
2nd World War
We moved to premises in Rectory Road, Rushden, during the 1930's as the business grew and a larger site was required.
The Second World War saw DB Shoes devote much of its production to manufacturing footwear for the war effort.
Leading the field in manufacturing
A turning point in our history was the introduction of PVC and polyurethane direct injection moulding, transforming production methods.
DB Shoes were the first factory outside the Clarks group to be permitted to use this new technology, and continues to use it today, making it the longest established polyurethane injection moulding operation in the world.
Spotting a gap in the market
With our much healthier lifestyles, abundance of food and comfortable living, we all thankfully have a much greater life expectancy and are generally taller and larger than our 1920 counterparts. This all has an impact on our feet... the need for wider and larger shoes has grown, hence our specialism in wider and deeper fittings, commencing in 1997.
Today, the business trades from our site in Irchester Road, Rushden supplying ladies' and men's shoes in EE, 4E, 6E and 8E width fittings thus ensuring "The perfect fit for wider feet".
We are delighted to have our success recognised by both the British Chambers of Commerce and the Footwear Industry with the following awards:
British Chambers of Commerce National Award for Outstanding Business Achievement.
Comfort/Wellness Footwear Brand of the Year.
Comfort/Wellness Footwear Brand of the Year - for the second time