Ed Green In 1980 EDWARD GREEN began to make hand-crafted shoes for gentlemen in a small factory in Northampton. He soon gained the reputation for making “the finest shoes in England for the discerning few”. This reputation was founded on the skill of his craftsmen and his belief in excellence. Today the high standards remain with each pair of Edward Green shoes being mostly handmade, using only the finest quality calfskin. Each pair takes several weeks to make and many skilled craftsmen are involved.