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The Golden Boot is Expanding and Recruiting!

The Golden Boot England’s oldest independently owned Shoe Shop completes deal with The Mall to purchase The Ship Inn.


The Golden Boot, 25 – 31 Gabriel’s Hill, Maidstone has recently acquired The Ship Inn 32 – 33 Gabriel’s Hill. Works have already started to expand the ladies shoe and accessories departments. The new store will see the introduction of some very exciting new fashion brands, a dedicated fitting department and the addition of clothing from premium brands including Barbour and Dubarry.


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The best repair by the people who made them

repairs_bannerAt The Golden Boot we offer a repair service for all our handmade shoes Barker, Loake, Joseph Cheaney, Jeffery West and R.M Williams. This involves the shoes being sent back to the manufacturer to be refurbished i.e. long sole, heel, linings and upper re-dressing. (more…)

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Turners Cider Competition

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Toylander Product Display Collaboration

At The Golden Boot we love our window displays and really enjoy collaborating with other businesses to try and bring you something a little unique and different.go_explore_centered_s

Our most recent creation sees us collaborate with a wonderful company called Toylander. Based in South Wales they manufacturer a range of scaled down iconic vehicles for children, they are fully operable and look amazing!IMG_3702

The attention to detail and the quality of the craftsmanship is excellent! If you are interested in making a purchase or want to find out more visit

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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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A Perfect Pair Of Jeffery West’s

Yesterday we took delivery of several new lines of Jeffery West Spring Summer 2014 collection.
We have just uploaded them to our web store so we hope you like what you see.
The thing we love about Jeffery West and I’m sure you do to is the unique individuality of each style, not only in the design but also the hand crafted finish.

We were a little concerned about 2 styles made in brown leather and felt that they needed a little something more.
The beauty of Jeffery West is a phone call later you are speaking with Guy West, co owner of Jeffery West.
The situation was explained and with out hesitation he has arranged for the 2 styles to be sent back to his factory to be hand burnished.

They will be back with us next week so if you want a pair of exclusively hand burnished Jeffery West please give us a call, 01622 752349.

Jeffery West Batista (left) & J759

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Full Time Position at The Golden Boot

Why you should work for the golden boot?

At the Golden Boot we have a position available in our popular children’s department. Applicants must be enthusiastic, willing to learn and enjoy working in a team environment. Previous retail experience isn’t essential but would be favourable. If this sounds like you, then the position we have available is a Full time/Part time (Minimum 4 Days).

What’s it like working at The Golden Boot and what’s involved in the job?

The Golden Boot is an exciting innovative progressive local brand that is highly successful. The shop was established in 1790 and been a family run business since. The seventh generation is currently Managing director. We have a friendly and enthusiastic team of about 30, The Golden boot is a fun place to work and it gives you the opportunity to make a difference. The job will be focused on our children’s department. We specialise in fitting children’s shoes. This encompasses shoes made in varying width fittings and full and half sizes. The emphasis is on the fitter to understand the customer’s needs, measure the child’s feet and find the most appropriate product to fit the foot allowing for growth. Successful applicants will be professionally trained in shoe fitting. Applicants obviously need to like working with children, be patient and of a considerate nature. We offer a very competitive pay structure with commission on what you sell. We also offer store discount on all of our lovely products.

We would love for you to work with us so the next step is sending us your CV and a covering letter, outlining why you think you are the person for the job. All applications must be addressed ‘Recruitment’. We do not accept electronic applications and we won’t accept an application without a covering letter. If you require any more information please don’t hesitate to give us a call alternatively drop in and have a chat.

orange uniformA few of our part-time team.

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Team Golden Boot taking part in ‘The Race For Life’ Cancer research
















Supporting the local community, The Golden Boot are proud sponsors of Maidstone Tag Rugby

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Slimmer Fitting Womens Boots

Its that time of year again, going to parties, glamorous dressing, lots of pink noses and most importantly warm comforting drinks. This in mind its time to get yourself a pair of stylish boots that will look the part whatever the outfit and whatever the weather!

We have been asked a lot for slimmer fitting boots, we offer such a diverse range at The Golden Boot that Katie has created a video that should offer you a little guidance when choosing boots with a slimmer calf.
Here are links to the ranges that Katie recommends: The Golden Boot, Gabor, Maripe, Peter Kaiser


If at any time you require any help our friendly sales team can offer you any help or advice, just give us a call.
+44 (0)1622 752349

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In preparation for Christmas

IMG_9546webWith Christmas windows all in place, we’ve had time to put together this little clip to showcase the displays to our customers who are not local to the shop.


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Its Going to be Christmas Soon!

I can’t believe it’s the 1st of November already. In the next few weeks we will be installing our Christmas Windows which I have to say I think are going to be the best yet!

Take a sneeky peek as we prepare for our ladies Christmas window.   





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