Founded in 1964 in London it was one of the original wholesalers of premium ladies’ footwear. Originally based in Brouton St, Old Bond St and then Fulham, the company recently moved to new purpose built offices and warehouses in rural Leicestershire, just on the border of Rutland. They have their own brands which they design and manufacture in Europe – HB Espana and HB Italia – all of this production is totally European and ladies only.
HB Shoes also act as exclusive wholesale distributors for third party brands such as Steptronic Men’s footwear. Steptronic is a UK brand with overseas production of premium comfort men’s shoes. Rumoured to be Europe’s fastest growing men’s brand, Steptronic has become a major player in the mid to upper men’s global rubber soled market. Zodiaco, is also within the company’s remit. They carry stock of these brands within their Leicestershire facility alongside HB branded product.
More recently HB Shoes have begun to work with a number of larger Global brands, distributing their product on an agency basis. This is however a full agency service offering invoicing, credit control, del credere, customer service and marketing in addition to the usual sales function. Currently we work with Ara and Salamander of Ara AG Germany.