ROKER is a London-based maker of contemporary boots and shoes, founded in 2016 by Alim Latif.
Each pair of ROKER boots and shoes is handmade in East London on traditional machines by craftspeople with two decades of know-how. Every piece is rooted in the science of sculpture and structure; heels are shapely, toes statuesque, leathers supple.
Named after an area of Latif’s native Sunderland sea-side hometown, the label is known for its uncompromising fluidity and graphic line, epitomised in ongoing collaborations with some of British fashion’s most fearless new guard. ROKER has worked on projects with designers such as Charles Jeffery, Richard Malone, Ashley Williams and Louise Gray and continues to produce bespoke styles for a range of clients, alongside seasonal collections twice a year. Collaborations this season include Harris Reed Fluid and Edward Crutchley.
Fresh, fierce, elegant – ROKER subverts the tradition of English shoemaking with eccentric, energetic flair and an attitude to match. ‘I have always felt that the future of footwear can only be one that is all inclusive and gender neutral. From the very first pair to now, I create without binary constraint,’ Latif says.
Photo: Drink Me, Nataal (March 2020) photographed by Fleur Charlesworth, styled by Celia Arias