Possibly the most versatile shoe in our collection. The Broadway is is an exercise in simplicity.
The paired back design of the Broadway sits between a slipper and loafer.
This versatile shoe can serve a variety of purposes. When highly polished it can be worn as a tuxedo slipper, however, it is equally as useful for more casual outfits.
Our Jiro 次郎 last translates to second son as it is the second last we’ve designed with Yohei Fukuda. The last has a soft almond toe, fits slightly tighter in the heel, and adds more space in the toe box and forefoot. The last is also very suited to people who have fallen arches.
We named the Broadway Loafer after New York's most iconic street, a passageway that can take you from our shop in Tribeca to the furthest corners of the city.
The starting point of the shoe was the Duane loafer, which we further simplified and refined.
The idea was to create something that would be reminiscent of mid-century racecars, with a low-slung silhouette and sweeping lines flowing back toward the shoe’s quarters. To compensate for the shallower profile, Fukuda-san widened the ball of the foot to ensure comfort.
Our calf leathers are sourced from the 150 year old Weinheimer-Leder tannery in Germany. They have excellent qualities and with a little attention can hold a high shine.
Black calf greatly compliments navy and shades of grey.
The goal of The Armoury Shoe Collection was to produce a new line of shoes that was uniquely ours. We partnered with the renowned master shoemaker, Yohei Fukuda. Fukuda-san was trained in England and developed his skills under the tutelage of great English shoemakers: John Lobb, Gaziano & Girling and Cleverley. He is an exemplar of classic English shoemaking.
To compliment the lengths that we went to during the design process, Northampton, England seemed like an obvious choice for manufacturing. We partnered with a century old shoe factory who’s skills and experience allowed us to make a hardwearing shoe with our unique style at an accessible level.
In the uncompromising search for quality, all of our shoes are goodyear welted, feature a wooden shank, are fully lined, and made with premium calf leather or suede. They offer exceptional value, especially when well maintained.
Our friend Mr. Slowboy illustrated our shoebox labels. Our shoe models are named after special landmarks in Hong Kong or New York, the home of The Armoury, the illustrations show those places on the outside of the box.