The iconic CHURCH’S SHANGHAI, which was launched in 1929, is a style that redefined men’s footwear and continues to do so today. Meticulously handmade by Church’s artisans, the Shanghai shoes are crafted to last a lifetime. Although most Church’s shoes are still produced in Church’s Northampton factory, the Shanghai model is actually made in Italy , an aftereffect of the company being bought by Prada in 1999. That said, while Church’s remains a classic British brand, it was able to expand internationally due to the cash injection from the famous Italian fashion house. The company, which started in 1873, invented half sizes and the revolutionary idea of differing shoes for left and right feet. To this day they continue to use British leather and British designs.