Journal of a shoe dog, cycling enthusiast and all round proud Northerner

Cockapoo puppy with style Ribble men's leather derby at Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, Lancashire

In this thread I aim to keep you up to date with all things relating to Northern Sole, from behind the scenes of the shoe world, interesting articles to photography of our brilliant shoes being worn by equally brilliant human beings. Then in danger of boring you all with too much shoe talk I will tell you all about my travels by bike and foot around our beautiful country, especially the good old North West. Hopefully dispensing with the old myth that its grim up North once and for all.

road bike photographed in front of Ribblehead viaduct, Ribblehead, Yorkshire Dales.