Duke & Dexter's overriding goal is to fill a void in the marketplace for high quality, yet affordable slip-on shoes.
The original concept behind Duke & Dexter came from velvet slippers - but not in the way you might think. We loved the colours, variation, motifs and totally different styles that could be created from velvet slippers but wanted ones to wear everyday, for dress up and down occasions. What we didn't like was the pretentious association of velvet slippers and their inflated price tag. It seemed as though they had to be either incredibly expensive or just cheap imitations.
So we decided to fill the gap ourselves by combining what is a traditionally British shoe with our own contemporary designs - inspired by colour trends, patterns and imagery from around the world.