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Time to refurb or upgrade…?

There comes a time when your old faithfuls will need a bit of TLC and that is where we can help. Bring your boots into store or post them to us (address below) and we will do all the work for you. We will give you a call for payment once we get the boots back. Don’t worry if you can’t pick them up from us, we can send them back to you by courier (£5.00 postage charge)

As most repairs are done by hand, the lead time can be approximately 4-6 weeks. If your boots need to go back to Australia, it can take up to 12 weeks. Please e mail us a picture of your boots particularly if they have considerable wear to the uppers and/or tears,

A couple of things we will need from you are:

  • Details of the repair…heel only, gusset etc
  • Your name, address, telephone number and email address.
  • Please remove any dirt/mud from the soles.

Price list:

  • Full refurbishment of long heel and sole – from £100
  • Elastic gusset replacement – £18 each gusset
  • Heel tabs – £12
  • Heel repairs only – £40

We hope that’s everything covered, but if you have any questions at all just give our friendly Men’s team a call on 01622 752349.

And while your old favourites are away, you could always have a look at our complete collection of RM Williams online or come visit us in store!

The Golden Boot Mens Department
25–33 Gabriels Hill
ME15 6HX

And this is the finished result on a pair we’ve just had back from Australia!















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Festive Christmas Windows

Golden Boot Christmas window displays are a talking point of Maidstone every year and 2016 is no exception.

In collaboration with talented local florist Sue Davies, we have created an enchanting spectacle in the ladies department, not one to miss!

img_4026img_4027Thanks to Maxitrak, our men’s window is sure to bring a smile to your face (you’ll have to come and visit us to find out more)

img_4015And the famous historical Golden Boot Christmas Express train will delight and excite the little ones (and the older ones too!)


img_4011_cropped More of our Christmas 2016 Windows….

img_4025img_4016_croppedimg_4024We hope you have an unforgettable shopping experience at Golden Boot this Christmas !












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RM Williams Boot Repairs

rmw logoRM Williams boots are renown for being boots you can rely on that are built to last. With every wear you add character to your boots the more your wear them the better they look!

There comes a time however, when your old faithfuls will need a bit of a TLC.

RM Williams Craftsman boots before repair

RM Williams Craftsman boots before repair

That is where The Golden Boot can help! We send your boots back to RM Williams on your behalf for repair.

Most boots can be repaired, the only possible exception would be boots where the leather is torn through. If you’re unsure about your boots, just e mail a picture through and we can let you know,

If you are local, you can bring your boots into our Men’s shop or if not, send them to us. Remember to include details of the repair you require and your full contact details (name, address, e mail and telephone number)

As most of the repairs are done by hand, the lead time for RM Williams repairs is approximately 4-6 weeks.

Once we receive your boots back from RM Williams, we will contact you for payment details. If it is not convenient for you to collect, don’t worry, we can send them back to you by courier (£5.00 postage charge)


Full refurbishment of long sole and heel – £100

Elastic gusset replacement – £18 each or all four for £72

Heel Tabs – £12

Heels repair only – £25

The boots come back fully polished and dressed. To keep your boots in tip top condition before and after repair, use either Saddle&Leather Dressing or Stockmans Polish to protect and preserve the leather and to cover scuffs.

RM Williams Craftsman boots long sole and heel repair

RM Williams Craftsman boots long sole and heel repair

We hope we’ve covered everything but if you have any questions at all just give our Men’s team a  call on 01622 752349. Or alternatively send an email to







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Golden Boot Visit Joseph Cheaney and Sons.

2016 marks the 130th anniversary of Joseph Cheaney and Sons (JC) opening and 120
years  in their purpose built factory. On our agenda was a tour of the various ‘rooms’ that make up the shoemaking process.


Joseph Cheaney Factory Visit


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Celebrating Flight Lieutenant Joseph Humfrey Cheaney

Our new men’s window display is dedicated to Flight Lieutenant Joseph Humfrey Cheaney, grandson of the company’s founder, Joseph Cheaney. IMG_1802Joseph Humfrey Cheaney (sometimes referred to as “Dick”)  joined the company in 1930 and stayed until his retirement in 1981. The new Aviator collection was designed to commemorate his service in the Second World War when he served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force. (more…)

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The Jeffery West Collections

Goodyear Welted

Jeffery Wests’ range of traditionally  manufactured shoes with a stitch through the insole to the welt, then welt to sole. 4772 Hannibal  on a chunky rubber sole features signature features with the addition of striking red laces to match the lining.


The slightly more classically styled double monk Montrose really stands out in it’s rich burgundy flume leather upper.

jeffery west montrose


Blake Stitched

Blake Stitched construction is a more refined and flexible shoe construction that lends itself well to Jeffery West’s chiselled last shapes, such as  Rochester and Ziggy. Italian made and truly unique standout pieces. The star attraction of the collection is the Icarus shoe  in ‘dirty sober’ red high shine leather.

jeffery west icarus 2


Muse and Black Line

Made in Spain this Jeffery West range is all about clean lines. The sole units are cemented leaving a thinner sole with no welt. Signature Jeffery West styling at a lower price point. J936  Chelsea boot on the Scarface last, typifies the collection with wing tip brogue detail on burnished leather upper.

jeffery west  j936


Mods, Playboys and Jet Setters

Contemporary design in suede finishes complete with the brands signature touches, flashes of red stitching and red lining. ‘Infamous’ modern styling at it’s best! The 19590 ‘Jimmy Loafer’ , available in navy suede and brown suede, is a wear with everything with  classic  loafer.

jeffery west 19509 brown


Browse our complete collection of Jeffery West shoes, boots and accessories at




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The Golden Boot Welly Wangathon 2015

welly wangingThe Golden Boot Welly Wangathon season has well and truly got underway with local schools.  As well as the usual prizes, this year we are making a charitable donation of £100 to the school who has the longest combined throw!!

Our Welly Wangathon kits are available to local schools for use at their school summer fayre. The kit contains everything you need for the day and is available to collect from us two days before the event and we ask that it is returned at most two days later.  (Our loading bay address for collection and return is The Golden Boot, Loading Bay E, Pads Hill ME15 6HX and can be accessed under The Mall by Sainsburys)

Included in the kit are a score board and an advertising board, two easels, marker cones for the distance thrown, starting line marker cone and the all important wellies !
Five £10 Golden Boot vouchers are also included for the winners of each category.

For your school to be in with a chance to win the £100 all you need to do is e mail a picture
of your scoreboard to We will post the picture on our Facebook page. The school with the longest combined throw at the end of the season will be presented with the prize and the prestigious  ‘Golden Boot Welly Wangathon’ winners trophy!

If your school has a summer fayre coming up and would like to join in all the fun of  ‘Welly Wanging’ or for any information on collection please call 01622 752349 or e mail

We would also love to see any pictures of your day so please post your snaps on our Facebook page, /

welly throwGood luck to everyone and have fun !!





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The Story Of The Esapdrille.

toni pons logo

Each year, as Spring chips away at the Winter chill, our thoughts turn to packing away the weatherproof footwear and slipping into something altogether more elegant. It’s a time when the espadrille comes into it’s own.

Characterised by their jute soles, espadrilles have a long history dating all the back to the 14th century, with soldiers during the Spanish Civil War being sent into conflict wearing canvas upper espadrilles.

Our Toni Pons  Spring / Summer 2015 season has kicked off really well with the ever popular  Ter (left) and Nuria (right) selling at rate of knots. Both designs feature the classic jute sole and are available in a colour palette of bright and neutral shades.
toni pons ter green
toni pons nuria red_1

This led to one of the world’s most famous espadrille manufacturers, Castaner, being nationalised as the shoes were regarded as a product of military interest. Post-war, the traditional espardrilles were adopted by Hollywood A-listers such as Grace Kelly, Cary Grant and Jackie Onassis.




Grace Kelly wearing ‘Castaner’ espadrilles on the set of ‘To Catch A Thief’

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25 Years of Ballerinas from Hispanitas.

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2015 is a special year for Hispanitas as the brand celebrates its 25th anniversary . To mark this historic milestone, the brand have re-launched the classic and much loved ballerina ‘00177‘.

This beautifully soft easy to wear ballerina has been one of our most popular styles so far and its easy to see why ! Made from premium quality materials and unlined for a luxurious flexible fit.

Available in pretty floral print and classic navy with blue floral and snake print to follow. 00177 Macadam is quite simply understated Spanish elegance at it’s best. Browse our complete Hispanitas collection for Spring Summer 2015 at




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*WIN a chocolate making day out !!*

We have teamed up with the lovely people at Chocolate Raindrops to offer the winner of our Design An Easter Egg Competition the chance to enjoy a fun filled day out chocolate making and much more !


The design can be a picture that has been painted or drawn, something  made or a decorated egg! The lucky winner can take three of their friends to Chocolate Raindrops  where they can re-create their design using delicious Belgian chocolate. It really is an enjoyable day out  making and sampling scrumptious chocolate treats!

choc raindrops









You can enter the competition by posting picture of your egg design on our Facebook page.

The competition is running now and all throughout the Easter holidays and closes on the 15th April. Good luck everyone!

Why not come and take a look at our colourful children’s  Easter window complete with Humpty Dumpty in a hot air balloon surrounded by chocolate eggs ! You can pick up a leaflet instore too about the competition.

humpty window

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