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Author Archives: Helen Barton
Fairfax and Favor were brand new at Golden Boot this season. We thought you’d love them, and you did. Amira has just landed in store and it’s as elegant as we expected. Shapes and lines accentuate natural curves of the leg. Gold detailing create intrigue and a luxurious feel. The interchangeable tassels are also available in a selection of beautiful, eye-catching colours.
You can thank us later…
Shop the Fairfax & Favor collection now – online or in store
Christmas is finished and New Year’s Eve is on it’s way. These Guglielmo Rotta stunners have arrived just in time…
For those of you who love RM Williams as much as we do – you’ll be just as excited about this stunning RM Williams Chinchilla boot. Get it whilst it’s still here…
One single piece of leather is moulded over the boot last, creating a sleek and smart look, and an extra-durable boot
The sole unit is attached to the upper using an English technique called ‘Goodyear Welting’. This makes the boot strong and sturdy, and also means the sole can be removed and replaced at the original factory.
All RM Williams Boots are hand crafted in Adelaide Australia, using age-old techniques.
The fabric tugs at the back are stitched right the way down into the heel counter, ensuring they’ll never come lose.
In 1932, Mr. Reginald Murray Williams handcrafted his first pair of leather shoes.
Made from one piece of leather, with a single seam at the back, they’re made the
same way today through over 80 hand-held processes in the factory in Adelaide, Australia.
The design concept came from a desire to create a boot that could endure long, exhausting days in the unforgiving Australian outback. These are built to last and are always made by hand with the finest leathers and Goodyear welting.
Despite not being in the Australian outback, they’ve become one of those iconic brands at the Golden Boot. Although having a broader, more varied customer than Jeffery West, they have a certain feel about them, and a surprising versatility.
I’d imagine them on the feet of a check shirt and battered jeans wearing man. As the heat rises and the dust settles, the deep-set creases in his brow tell tales of long days and endless nights. His hands as tough as his old RM Williams boots…but apparently, city dudes love these too. The stories are more train station, court-room or building site based, but they’re loved all the same.
Our collection includes the Comfort Craftsman, and Stockyard boots. They come in various leathers and suede, and look great with basically everything. In the 40s and 50s, RM Williams introduced a range of clothing, some of which we stock in the shop too. Choose from classic shirts, belts, and leather after-care products. Pay us a visit and take home your own piece of Australia!
Our very own Ed, who holds the fort at Golden Boot and loves any DIY project he can get his hands on, swears by his Stockyard boots.
They really have been through the wars, and made it through the huge project, that was building a new women’s department, and they’re only now starting to get a little tired. Fear not though Ed! RM Williams offer a repair service. They’ll be sent back for them to be re-soled, re-stitched and re-buffed, ready for them to ‘be sent back into the world by the hands that made them’. How ideal! Check out the videos to find out more, although I challenge you not to read the rest of this blog in an Australian accent if you do…
Another classic style is the Craftsman ‘Yearling’ boot.
Crafted in the same shape, but made with a classic leather sole, these guys are timeless, sleek and super smart.
They also come with a tin of Stockman’s polish, as that leather needs some love. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ll mention it again. And as an added bonus, there’s FREE UK delivery on all RM Williams boots ! The team in the men’s department at GB really know their stuff, and if you’re concerned about fitting, then pop in, have a coffee and a chat and try a few pairs on.
Until next time…mate.
At the Golden Boot we LOVE slippers, so we stock a huge range of them to ensure you find the perfect pair. At this time every year, our customers go wild for the new slipper styles and orders come flying in.
Nordikas are hand made in Spain, and are known and loved for their comfort and durability. They have a solid sole unit (perfect for pottering outside) and this particular style has a warm, dark blue suede upper and a cosy lining. Other designs vary from colourful leathers and fleecy linings, to fun fair isle knits and metallics.
We also stock a great range of Nordikas for men. This solid style is Norwood, and is available in burgundy, blue, black and brown leather and suede shades too. This is an absolute sell-out every year, as customers love the warmth, comfort and practicality.
This style is Scuffette, and lives up to Ugg’s luxuriously cosy reputation.
These men’s Barbour slippers have a great gripping rubber sole unit, and a comfortable faux-fur lining. Presented in a beautiful Barbour box, they’d make the perfect gift.
See our full range at thegoldenboot.co.uk or visit us in store.
At the Golden Boot, we pride ourselves on creating a wonderfully unique and luxurious shopping experience, whether you’re buying school shoes for the kids, or treating yourself to something special.
Christmas is when we are truly in our element. The packed-out shop is looking sparkly and festive, the mulled cider is flowing and beautiful gifts are flying off the shelves. There are a few little extras we offer at Christmas time.
If present wrapping isn’t your forte and ribbons have you in a muddle, then fear not. Our super-talented team of gift-wrapping experts will ensure your Golden Boot boxes take centre stage underneath the Christmas tree.
If you can’t decide on one specific gift for a loved one (or they’re a particularly picky recipient) then we offer Golden Boot Gift Vouchers from £5 upwards.
A couple of things to remember…
If you’re purchasing a gift for someone else, be sure to ask for a Gift Receipt at the till. We have an extended returns period, up to and including 13th January, but a Gift Receipt will need to be presented when returning an item.
Our opening times vary throughout Christmas and New Year, so be sure to check our website or see below…
If you’re an outdoorsy, adventurous lass then you’ll love our collection of rugged boots for this season. They’re durable, practical and super cosy. Here are a few of our favourites…
Panama Jack Panama Igloo £169
Dubarry Longford £379
Pikolinos Lyon £134.99
Tamaris Gerda £84.99
Merrell All Out Blaze £130
Tamaris Gerda £84.99
They only landed in the shop a couple of weeks ago, but they’ve completely wowed our online and in store customers.
The Fantasy Print is the stunning new design concept from Guglielmo Rotta, that we can’t seem to get enough of, so we thought we’d share our excitement by releasing an exclusive preview of a few shots from our recent AW lookbook shoot. Yes, we love them THAT much, and know you will too…
…and if you’re after a bag to go with them, check out this neat metallic beauty from Liebeskind…
Jeffery West always cause a stir when delivered into the store – and autumn/winter 2017 has been no different…
KO23 is made of the deepest red wine and black leather. That signature diamond studded heel and immaculately intricate broguing still play a significant role throughout every season’s collection.
Blower Melly features a high-shine double monk strap – all beautifully crafted in espresso coloured leather, with a faux pony hair vamp.
A classic Chelsea boot with a JW twist. Point Dexter in grey is brought to life with its brilliantly red elastic panels, red leather lining and un-missable welt stitching.
Stay up-to-date with more incoming styles this season.
The new styles from Chie Mihara have arrived for autumn and winter and as expected, they’re totally beautiful.
This is Damiel – a wonderful combination of navy, red and burgundy suede, with a metallic toe and trim.
This triple-buckled beauty is called Flawless – It’s a neat little mid-height heel, with a slightly shimmery leather.
Nansta is a stunning low-heeled shoe. The scalloped edge is elegant, and the multi-coloured metallic leather adds a dressy and playful edge.
Keep your eyes peeled for more from Chie Mihara this autumn and winter