Monthly Archives: December 2012

Jeffery West celebrating 25 years of shoe making.

Raise your glasses to Jeffery~West celebrating 25 years of shoe making excellence.

Mark Jeffery and Guy West founded the gentlemans footwear maker Jeffery~West 25 years ago. In mark of this occasion Jeffery~West have collaborated with Phipps NBC and brewed a very limited edition Ale, the Jeffery West Shoemakers Celebrated Ale.

We have 20 bottles to give away with every full price pair of Jeffery West Shoes. First Come First Served.

So why a Shoe makers Clebrated ale? Well it all came about because of ‘Shoemaker’s Monday’! (more…)

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After Staff Christmas Party

The morning after our Christmas party there were definitely a few jaded faces. There was only one thing to do; we laid down the gauntlet and requested a heart felt poem from each one of our departments about their slipper collection.

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Kids Continental Brands

Every parent has their favourite childrens shoes brand and many will settle for Clarks or Startrite, purely because these are the best for school shoes, but maybe you yearn for something different for your child to wear casually? There is a world of continental shoe brands that offer their unique take on childrens shoes. Geox is an Italian brand very well known in UK, but have you heard of any others? We would like to highlight these less common brands that have something unique to offer.


Primigi are an Italian brand established in 1976. They use soft leaters in production of uppers and the removable insoles to ensure the best comfort for the little toes and feet. The shoes provide arch support, shaped backs for better fit around the ankle and cusioning to ensure healthy feet. The Italians are renowned for their style and this shows in Primigi shoes, they are perfect for those who want something a little continental and different.


Camper Childrens shoes offer funky Spanish styling that not only looks good but also wears well. We stock many of their casual shoes that offer all the support and versatility needed by children. A family business dating back 120 years.


Lelli Kelly are a very popular Italian brand with young girls which offer the latest fashion with the comfort and support childrens need. There is a free gift with every pair.

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Christmas Wear for Men

We have put together a fantastic selection of mens dress shoes to wear for the party season. Whether it is a black tie function or the office Christmas party, you will find what you are looking for at The Golden Boot men’s shop.

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What Are You Wearing This Christmas?

As Christmas is fast approaching, many of us will find ourselves caught out last minute with nothing to wear. We could not possibly let that happen to our customers. There are many things that can make or break your Christmas experience so it is always a good idea to plan ahead taking into account the weather, mail delivery deadlines, stock shortages etc. One can generally blag it for the celebration at home and just wear a onesie or dig out last year’s Christmas jumper; you might end up in a situation when you have to attend a Christmas festivity but have got nothing suitable in the wardrobe.

If you think you might be faced with such a challenge, read on. Our ladies department (@TGBLadies) have come up with a list of styles that will do the trick:

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A sneaky peek at the Gabor Spring-Summer 2013 Collection

We want to give you a sneaky look at SS13 Gabor range.

Gabor are a quality shoe maker that places a huge emphasis on how their shoes fit. They are also available in full and half sizes. Gabor class themselves as a lifestyle brand, in short they offer a range of shoes that fits in with every part of your day to day life.

We view the Gabor range at several locations, firstly we see their first collection at their UK head office in Stockton and then we will see a secondary collection at the GDS world shoe fair in Dussledorf, Germany. The Gabor stand is always a pretty impressive sight.

When we select ranges we try to break the range down into the various lifestyle categories.

Gabor always have some really ‘stand out groups of shoes’, often we feel they can’t be bettered by other brands for style, quality and price. We tend to focus on this product area for the season. For example this AW12 it had to be their range of classic riding boots, styles like Verano and Pompey are extremely well presented boots, offering Chamois leather linings and clever calf adjustment and both well under £200, you won’t find better!

For SS13 Gabor’s stand out product group were pumps. Gabor Amy and Aggassi are Gabor staples so when they announced that for SS13 they were discontinuing Aggassi we were a little concerned, however I am delighted to introduce Age 64.101

The true essence of a pump is a Ballerina pump with little to no heel. We find allot of our customers want a bit of a heel, this is why Aggassi and Amy are so popular. The clever thing with Age is that they have concealed the heel counter within the innersole, it therefore offers a good heel but looks like a proper Ballerina pump. For SS13 you will find Age in some great colours and materials.

One of our most successful Gabor styles is Glitz 64.235. You will be pleased to know that this continues and white has been added. The main feedback about Glitz has been the comfort, customers love the Hovercraft sole unit its amazingly cushioned and durable.

For SS13 we are running a number of Gabor pumps on this comfy sole unit, our favorite being Ibizia 64.162. Available in black and red patent this is a stand out style. The upper incorporates a perforated design and a pretty bow detail. Keep an eye on this style as I think it will fly!

You have a lot to look forward to this coming SS13 from Gabor but we just wanted to show you a few highlights. Keep an eye on our website as we will upload new arrivals as soon as we unpack them.

 

 

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Startrite Book of Firsts

Startrite have just released a service, allowing you to create a unique video about your child’s first experiences in life.

To get your video:

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