In 1934 Stockport’s finest (AKA Fred Perry) took home the first of his three Wimbledon titles, 80 years later on and he’s still a household name.
So to celebrate the Merseyway Maestro’s legendary achievements both on and off the court five proper cool independent shops have customised their own edition of a 1934 Fred Perry archive shoe. Oi Polloi have gone with a classy canvas/terry towelling fifties number, Foot Patrol have gone more modern with a jet black suede and striking yellow insock number, Firmament have plumped for suede too combined with an air-mesh tongue, Hanon have taken the Lambretta as well as Fred as their inspiration with a ‘GP yellow’ suede upper and racing stripe twin tipping combo with pretend Boston convenience store Bodega providing a clay court coloured shoe to cap the proceedings. Each super limited pair shoe comes with a biography of Fred Perry in a limited edition Re-Issue box and dust bag and a set of four Made in England tennis balls in a re-issued tube from the only tennis ball manufacturer in the UK. To showcase the project, Fred Perry teamed up with our mates at The Rig Out to create a short film and a series of images celebrating the shoe and its roots in Wimbledon, directed by Josh Millns and Harry Mayes. ACE! as they say at Wimbledon (and in Stockport).