Padmore & Barnes History... down through the years
Padmore & Barnes have been synonymous with fine shoemaking for generations. Shoes of quality and taste, hand stitched and crafted to the highest standards.
Since 1934, Padmore & Barnes have been manufacturing shoes. It was decided then, and is carried out today, to make shoes of quality and distinction. The company manufactured 25,000 pairs of shoes per week, exported all over the globe and over 500 people were employed in their Kilkenny based plant.
In addition, hundreds of people in the surrounding areas were employed part time, hand stitching the shoes in their own homes, which continued an age old tradition of hand crafts in Ireland.