Norman Walsh Footwear
Born on July 20th 1931 in Daubhill Bolton, Norman Walsh was the youngest of a family of three brothers and step brother. Leaving school in 1945 at the then custom age of 14, Norman followed his cobbler father William's footsteps into the industry, starting an apprenticeship at Bolton-based J.W. Foster & Sons.
His progress was early recognised and so outstanding that his name and work became greatly recognised by many professional athletes around the world and was highly sought after. In 1961 Norman founded a brand under his own name, Norman Walsh Footwear. Throughout the 1960's Norman Walsh refined his skills and continued to manufacture specialists sports shoes of an incredibly diverse range, all hand made for his individual customers' needs.
Today Walsh continues to demonstrate its' casual and performance range. 2021 will mark the 60 year anniversary of the founding of Walsh, the last British owned, designed and manufacturer of traditional footwear, with continuous manufacture in Bolton, England since 1961.