A genderless company inspired by the cultural diversity associated with traditional workers sports clubs and backed by the now re-claimed non-conformist slogan ‘Freedom of Sport, Freedom of Thought’, Shoreditch hailing Stepney Workers Club is a unified brand with a distinctly British aesthetic that nonchalantly captures all there is to admire about classic blue-collar working culture. Named after founders Simon See and Roger Pereira’s own personal affiliation with the old Stepney Workers Sports Club, ‘an anti-fascist, anti-war club born in the ‘20s’, S.W.C revives the club’s values and beliefs in line with contemporary desire to suit the liberal-thinking movements of current-day society. Turning to the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s for sub-cultural inspiration, Stepney Workers Club remains loyal to its all-inclusive nature by taking socialised elements from heritage sportswear and combining it with the notion of free-speech and unrestrained inclusivity - something that’s reflected in both the brand’s working sports club past and their now iconic handshake logo.
What makes your sneakers different from other vulcanized sneaker brands?
What really sets S.W.C aside from other vulcanized brands, aside from their proportions and silhouette, is the immediate comfort element ‘straight out of the box’ when people put them on. A very structured and sturdy sole that is also flexible and cushioned coupled with soft supple uppers constructed without tons of glue and bonding chemicals like some other sneaker brands.