Monthly Archives: March 2014

Golden Boot Service…Out of this world !!


On occasion, while striding through this flash of light bookended by two great eternities we call life. A discovery is made that reaffirms ones faith in the order of things. So although we can see the universe at the point it was just the size of a marble and when Professor Higgs has had his boson confirmed some things, such as amazing service, remain timeless.

When the going gets tough and the day job absorbs time to the extent that everything else takes second place you need to rely on other people.  Such it was when discovering on Thursday that one’s dress shoes, required for an event on Friday evening, four hours drive from base, are unfit to serve as the occasion demands. This problem is of little consequence if one is a customer of The Golden Boot. A perusal of their web site reveals any number of formal shoes that might fit the bill – but what to choose. The 3D views make narrowing the field down but as to the final choice?

A call to the shop in Maidstone results in sage advice – “those won’t fit you sir”, one has been a customer for 30 plus years, “those won’t suit you sir, may I recommend, will you be collecting sir or should we deliver them to you”. So to a choice of two pairs and, as these latter delivery options were not possible it was agreed that the shoes would await me at Morston Hall in Norfolk on arrival the following afternoon.

So it proved, after leaving Greenwich as late as seemly for the trickle up the M11, through Suffolk and into Norfolk, arriving a few minutes before the required hour the shoes where there waiting as had been promised. Never for a moment did one think they would not and, such was the confidence in this, no backup plan was made. Both pairs fitted perfectly but one suited better so got the role as footwear of choice for the gathering.

mike sharp blogMike wears The Golden Boot – Dexter

Sometimes in a changing world one needs to rely on other people’s thoughtful attention to detail, knowledge of their customer and willingness to go the extra mile to make sure they are delighted, consider it done at The Golden Boot.

Mike Sharp
Principle at The Royal Greenwich UTC


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Heaven and Hell from Dr Martens!

The new Dr Martens ladies collection for 2014 has just arrived and it’s not for the faint hearted!

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Classic DM designs  feature eye-catching prints, aptly named Heaven and Hell,  from early Dutch painter Hieronymous Bosch. Each telling a story in its own individual way.

The 8 eyelet Pascal ladies boot features the dark and moody Hell print ….a real show stopper!dm pascal hell

While Dr Martens have opted for the slightly more serene ‘Heaven’ print based on the ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ masterpiece for the three eyelet 1461 1460 heaven


Dr Martens have taken this  iconic symbol of British culture to another level for summer 2014 with a superb assortment of  head-turning prints.  In addition to the outlandish Bosch prints, Dr Martens have introduced the delicate ‘English Vintage Rose’,  more English country garden rather than the ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ !dm 1461 vintage






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Seeland Wellies…a dog walkers dream!

After weeks of walking my dogs in this dreadful wet weather, and fed up with having cold wet feet, I decided to treat myself to a new pair of wellies.

After trying on a few different pairs, I decided on the Seeland Estate AT Lady 16″ 5mm.

Straightaway they felt more flexible to walk in  and cushioned underfoot than others I had tried and I liked the fact that the top of the boot could be adjusted depending on what jeans etc I was tucking in. They feel quite warm too compared with  other wellies, so I have not needed to wear really thick socks.

All in all, I would happily recommed the Seeland wellies, they tick all the boxes for me and at a decent price too…a very worthwhile investment!






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