Each pair of Goral shoes are made using traditional handcrafting methods in a lengthy process that takes more than 200 steps to complete.
With a combined total of over 1000 years experience in shoemaking, our Master Craftsmen have perfected their approach, resulting in high-quality footwear time after time.
We always go one step further, continuous improvement over the last 80 years resulted in only the best components being used in our shoes. This goes from 30’ thread on the tongue row, to the upper material and inter components which aren’t visible with your eyes. All these play a key part to the comfortability which you will see after only few weeks.
This is what makes our trainers stand out from the crowd, there are no cut corners in our production process.
The other good thing is, most of these components are sourced locally supporting the British industry, from Charles F Steads renowned tannery in Leeds to FSC certified packaging in Northampton.
By working with tanneries in Europe (Spain, Portugal, Italy) and the UK (Leeds, Yeovil) we reduce the amount of travel time involved in each pair of shoes. We also source our shoe boxes and packaging from Northampton for the same reason.
MADE IN ENGLAND
UK manufacturing has long been recognised as a sign of superior craftsmanship. The GORAL factory strives to maintain that reputation by putting quality first.
All of our production happens on UK soil, no importing, no outsourcing. This means we can guarantee that we meet the standard that is expected of 'Made in England' products.
OVER 80 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Born out of a small workshop, the Goral name has been associated with shoemaking for over 80 years. Now in 2020 the factory still maintains some of the practices and traditions from the early years. Our craftsmen always comes first, happy craftsmen result in an environment where everyone takes pride in their craft.
Our team is made up of over 40 craftsmen, with some of them having been with us for over 35 years. This has created a family environment with generations of the same families dedicating to craft at our factory.
Shoemaking runs in our blood. This is how we grew up; crafting quality shoes for the world.
Over-consumption is one of the biggest threats within the fashion industry. We don’t think this is right. It’s not good for the environment, this is why we design our shoes to last and offer a rebuild+ service so they never have to be thrown away.
Waste isn't the only issue the industry faces, pollution is also caused by products travelling half way around the world before reaching the customer, as well as sourcing all of our materials and packaging as locally as possible we've also invested in carbon offsetting delivery to reduce our footprint when sending our shoes to you.