The First World War profited the shoe trade tremendously. Demand in shoes and boots for foot soldiers was at its peak, and as Charles Goodyear had provided the shoemaking industry with ‘Goodyear Welting’ machines, the process was sped up remarkably. With this new advanced machinery the factory was manufacturing around 6000 pairs of army boots per week.
However when the war came to an end, the demand in shoes and boots hadn’t. Still 5000-6000 pairs were being produced each week and being delivered all over the country.
Sanders Uniform range is now famous amongst police, military and security forces worldwide, and still maintains the same level of quality as they have done for the past century.