The History of Faith Shoes

Faith Shoes is today one of the oldest and most well known brand of shoes in the United Kingdom.

Faith Shoes is one of the oldest and most well known shoe brands in the United Kingdom and throughout its long and at times chequered history, the one thing that the company has been known for is for making some of the finest shoes for women that have always been in great demand. Today, the Faith Shoe brand is a house hold name all over England. In recent years, it has even expanded as far as the middle east and due to a number of very successful tie ups, the company has established outlets in thousands of locations.

The history of Faith Shoes is quite interesting as it was started by a single person with a drive to make shoes. This person was a Jewish accountant from London called Samuel Faith and he partnered with his wife Terry Faith. The company started out opening store primarily in the south of England and then later on expanded towards the north and the rest of the British mainland. A few years later Samuel Faith retired and his son Jonathan Faith took over the family business.

The company soon after gained a real measure of popularity when it launched a new line called Faith Solo which took styles of shoes that were hot off the catwalks of the fashion weeks in London and other fashion capitals around the world and put them into the Faith Shoes stores around England. This made the brand extremely popular with women because at the time there was no other brand that was making designer shoes available to women in high street shops at price points that almost anyone could afford.

Faith really made it big with some very lucrative tie ups with some of England’s largest brands like Top Shop and later Debenhams. Faith opened up a shoe outlet inside every single Top Shop outlet all over England and later an even more lucrative tie up with the internationally famous British retailer Debenhams that allowed Faith to open new outlets as far away as the Middle East and gain some amount of world wide recognition.

Today the brand is renowned in many countries as one of the finest British brands of shoes and the maker of some of the most fashionable shoe styles that also sells them at some of the most competitive prices and even though the company has gone through some changes of ownership in the half century or so that it has been, it is still going strong.