Padmore & Barnes have been manufacturing shoes since 1934. It was decided then and is carried out today to make shoes of quality and distinction. The company manufactured 25,000 pairs of shoes per week, exported all over the globe
At Padmore & Barnes today the tradition goes on with new styles and up to date designs, all which can be viewed on their web site. The Kilkenny plant had become, and is famous, as the plant where the Original Wallabee Shoes were designed and produced. The designs today were sold under Padmore & Barnes and Eirlanda Labels. Shoes produced by Padmore & Barnes were on sale in the UK, France, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong, Ireland, USA and Canada. Padmore & Barnes also produced footwear under their customers brands Eg Clarks, Paul Smiths and Ships.
The strength of quality and attention to detail has brought Padmore & Barnes through over 30 years of trading internationally, with designs that are as interesting today as they were 30 years ago. Today they bring all this expertise to bear in advising their customers on footwear and lift style. While the company today concentrates on it's retail business, their historical adherence to quality is reflected in the world famous brands that they now have on offer in their store in Kilkenny city, County Kilkenny. Padmore & Barnes also offer a wide range of high quality brands for outdoor clothing, camping equipment, homeware, luggage and other travel accessories.