Truly Timeless Footwear

Using over 80 years of experience we've taken traditional British shoe-making techniques such as air-cording, broguing and punching and applied them to contemporary trainers to create a unique range of hybrid footwear that's designed to stand the test of time.

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FROM US, TO YOU

Every pair of GORAL shoes are crafted in our family owned factory in Sheffield, UK. We take a 'start to finish' approach to our craft meaning every step of the process, from design to quality control, happens under one roof - with the final result shipping direct from us, to you.

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THE GORAL CLASSICS

The Hadfield | White Leather Low Top - Goral & Son Ltd
The Mellor | Black Leather Low Top - Goral & Son Ltd
The Bessemer | Grey Leather Low Top - Goral & Son Ltd

THE GORAL STORY

The Early Days

In 1936 the Goral family began handcrafting footwear out of a small workshop near the family home.

The whole family, including the children, worked on the manufacture and distribution of these early Goral shoes. This comittment and hard work allowed the business to steadily grow.

To keep up as the demand increased, more skilled craftsmen were employed – and what was a small workshop then became a well-established factory. This factory was to be passed on through generations of the Goral family.

THE MOVE

After a tough period for the business the decision was made to move the Goral operation to a major UK city in the hopes of upscaling using the new business this would attract.

A suitable factory was found in Sheffield. The city appealed to the family due to it’s history and reputation of manufacturing high quality goods.

The whole of the family made the move, started their lives in Sheffield and began a new chapter of the Goral story.

THE PRESENT

The move to Sheffield was a success and allowed the business to start growing again. Last year the operation moved to a much larger factory in the heart of one of Sheffield’s many industrial districts.

The decision was then made to create a Goral factory brand to design shoes and trainers using the knowledge of our master craftsmen and the time-honoured techniques they employ, in new and innovative ways.

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MEET THE MAKERS: JAKUB

MEET THE MAKERS: JAKUB

Name: Jakub Age:  41 Factory Role: Sidewall Stitch Operative Years at Goral: 12 years What does a day in the life of a Sidewall Stitch Operative l...

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