Bolton Bros' shoe-making roots can be traced back to 1893 when there was just a small shop in Newcastle city centre. Over the generations, our surroundings may have changed but our commitment and craft remain the same.
Our Recent Past
Bolton Bros, in our current form, was founded as a limited company in 1952, and have been manufacturing orthoses and supplying an orthotic service to clinics in the North East of England since the beginning of the National Health Service. Our workshops also manufacture orthoses for many companies, NHS Trusts and private customers throughout the UK.
Bolton Bros are famous for their skills in the design and manufacture of prescription footwear for a wide range of conditions including diabetes and arthritis. Such modern "Orthopaedic footwear" is often stylish and beautifully crafted - within the limits of what is possible for an individuals clinical prescription.
Our master craftspeople are based in our workshop in Newcastle Upon Tyne where they work to create the unique, custom footwear that our customers love. Whether you require orthotic shoes, custom safety footwear or are simply looking for a high quality, hand crafted shoe, you can be assured of our high standards.
We were awarded the Quality Standard BS5750/ISO9002 in 1992, and in April 1997 we attained the European Standard EN 46002(1994) for our manufacturing activities. Our manufactured stock orthoses also carry the European CE mark. The company presently employs 38 staff including 4 orthotists and 2 limited function fitters ( both male and female). Bolton Bros now incorporate the skills and resources of Munro Bolton Orthotics with 4 orthotists who service NHS clinics in the Glasgow and surrounding districts of the West of Scotland.
Orthotic & Home Services
We employ a team of orthotists that work across the North East of England and in the Bristol area to carry out consultations, measurements and fittings for people that require custom made footwear.
Our head office and workshops are situated in Newcastle upon Tyne and we have offices and showrooms for the retail sales of rehabilitation equipment in the Bristol area. Our Bristol premises and fitting rooms have been servicing clinics in the South West of England for over 20 years.