Oliver Sweeney is a young company drawing on a deep well of experience. Since its foundation in 1989 it has walked its own path with a fine eye for sharp but always comfortable footwear. Built around our unique Anatomical Last, which mimics as accurately as possible the profile of the human foot, our shoes have always looked right on the money without slavishly following the short-lived vagaries of fashion trends.
Oliver Sweeney ran away from home to London when he was aged 16 and lived on the London Underground Circle Line. One day he passed the window of a Shoemaker who was advertising a vacancy for an apprentice and, as he later said, " that advert saved my life." Today
.Oliver Sweeney is one of Britain's leading designers and manufacturers of shoes, accessories and outerwear. We walk our own path - confident in our own achievements, sophisticated in our appreciation of life, individual in our choices. We exude style and substance - a smart brand with sharp attention to detail and we have an inviolable commitment to authentic quality materials and craftsmanship.
In 1989 Oliver launched his own business based on the 'Anatomical Last'. A unique design created after years of intensive research. It is sculpted to give support to the arch, the instep points to the big toe, like the real foot. A gentle twist through its length simulates the natural shape of the foot, and helps reduce rolling to the outside of the foot.