Gather with Walsh Ventile Ensign
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Exclusive weatherproof trainers with an impeccable heritage
A true design classic, the Ensign was created for the 1981 New York Marathon.
We asked Norman Walsh, the last sports shoe company manufacturing in the UK, to make us an exclusive version using Ventile, the original performance fabric.
Ventile works with the grain of nature to create a hard wearing, and highly breathable fabric, which was used on first ascent of Everest and in flying suits for Spitfire pilots.
The finest long cotton fibres swell on contact with water to create a waterproof layer, so no need for the unstable and toxic waterproof coatings.
From strolling down to your secret swimming spot or the rain soaked walk in to your dayjob, these classic trainers will become firm and functional favourites in summer and winter alike.
Made with Love
Ethical manufacturing means supporting people and communities right here in the UK with fair pay and a great team spirit. We caught up with Linda, Senior Machinist at Walsh, whilst she expertly sewed pair after pair.
Made on a wide last, these are true to size.
Free returns for size swaps.