Monthly Archives: May 2014

Build A Den

No Adults Allowed!

We want children to build more dens! Dens are great. Dens are your own space, a meeting space for you and your friends only.

We want you to boycott the television and get creative. Build a Den is our wonderful new children’s competition.


We want you to Build a Den, take a photo of it and post the photo on our Facebook page with your den’s name. The winner of the best den will win 5 tickets to Go Ape Tree Top Junior Adventure at Leeds castle. Where you can swing through the tree tops and enjoy a fun filled hour of tree to tree crossing finishing with a zip wire finale.

So what are you waiting for…..get building!

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Competition Closes on 1/8/14 go get creative.

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Keeping it Local!

Simply Ice Cream.

The Golden Boot is a truly local family owned firm. Established in 1790 and still owned and managed by the same family, many Maidstonians and residents of the surrounding areas have grown up with the business. We always hear our customers talking about their love of an independent business and the certain set of core values that exist within them which is often difficult to find in the big multiples.

Speaking with customers its often very enlightening when you find out what they do, so we thought it a great opportunity to seek a few businesses with a similar set of core values to our own and run a few collaborative projects. The emphasis has been on our window displays but also trying to make a visit to The Golden Boot as exciting as possible.

Introducing The Golden Boot X Simply Ice Cream.


Sally Newall and her family are good customers of The Golden Boot. Sally ran a catering business for over 20 years, however her real passion was making ice cream. Incredible feedback from happy customers for her homemade ice cream led Sally to decide to move away from full time catering and concentrate on developing Simply Ice Cream.

In keeping with her beliefs that simple, natural food tastes best, she has created a range of ice creams that are made using natural locally sourced ingredients (where possible), home-made flavours and free from additives or preservatives. Simply Ice Cream is still made the old fashioned way, by hand in small batches. The superior quality and flavour of Simply Ice Cream has been officially recognised and offer a multi-award winning range, including a Guild of Fine Food, Great Taste Gold Three Star award for their Heavenly Honeycomb Crunch, the highest accolade judged by great taste and texture.

Simply Ice Cream is available in nearly 400 outlets across the south of England including 42 Waitrose stores. If you don’t already know of Simply Ice Cream we wanted to let you know just how yummy it is, so for the next month in our women’s department we will be offering our customers a tub of Simply Ice Cream for £1 with every purchase. What’s more all the proceeds from the sale of the ice cream will be donated to Demelzia House children’s hospice.




The Golden Boot X  Jakes Orchard Cider


The Hush Heath Estate is located near Staplehurst, Kent. With its fine soils and mild climate, Kent as the “Garden of England” has a long and famous history of fruit growing. Kent is now home to some of the finest vineyards planted in England in the last 30 years. The production of world class sparkling and still wine is now a reality. Some have credited climate change but the real differences in the last 20 years have been advances in the professionalism and knowledge of the growers and winemakers coupled with substantial investment. Hush Heath Estate boast an exceptional range of sparkling wines. Let it be known that on British Airways First Class the house tipple is the exceptional Balfour Brut Rose!


In addition, the Hush Heath winemakers have created a special range of still and sparkling (bottle fermented, Champagne method) ciders, using apples all grown in the Kent countryside surrounding the beautiful 16th century Hush Heath Manor. And those marvellous people at Hush Heath have provided our lucky Golden Boot customers with the chance to win a case of Jakes Orchard Cider and a tour of the Hush Heath Winery. Every time you purchase a pair of men’s shoes this spring/summer you will be entered in to the prize draw (competition closes 1/8/14).

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Camper- Find your creative side.

Camper is a Spanish family lifestyle shoe brand. They place an emphasis on doing things a little different. With Camper its all about innovation, quality and most importantly fun!

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Their creativity doesn’t stop at just shoes, Camper have two hotels  in Barcelona and Berlin. The philosophy of  Casa Camper  is “the luxury of simplicity.”

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Casa Camper practices environmentally friendly methods such as state of the art water recycling, solar energy, clean transportation including offering their guests Camper bikes for the duration of their stay. Casa Camper is a truly original concept.

Similar to their shoes they do something a little different, but it works!



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