The Early Days
In 1936 the Goral family began handcrafting footwear out of a small workshop near the family home.
After a tough period for the business, Bogdan Goral (3 rd Generation) made the decision to move the factory to the UK with the hope of upscaling and attracting new trade.
A suitable factory was found in Sheffield. The city appealed to the family due to its 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 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.