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Golden Boot Loafers

Penny loafers have been a key feature of men’s wardrobes since the 30s. Now worn by both men and women, their popularity is ever-increasing, and design features becoming more and more creative.

Working closely with factories in Spain and Italy, Golden Boot have developed their very own range of loafers and moccasins – exclusively for Golden Boot customers. The summer range is available in store and online now. The autumn and winter range are currently being developed – so watch this space!

Pastels, prints metallic and glitter

Pastels, prints metallic and glitter

We’ve taken timeless, well-loved shapes and added unique details. The silver, glittery Brea would look stunning with an all black outfit and sparkling accessories. Our pastel shades are perfect for the every day. Pair with simple jeans and a light t-shirt. The fringed and tassel loafers (Lydford) even come in shades of tan and black patent, making them smart and perfectly suitable for the office. Turville gives a lighter colour option with metallic detailing.
Rich burgeundy and navy - alongside a summery shade of cobalt and classic tan leather

Rich burgundy and navy – alongside a summery shade of cobalt and classic tan leather

Corby is a beautiful suede men’s loafer available in various shades. The flexible sole unit makes them easy to wear and light on the feet – perfect for holidays and summer outings paired with casual shorts or smarter chinos. For a tassel option Clifton is great. It’s available in the softest brown leather or dark blue suede. 8103 is a classic Italian driving moccasin, with those indicative laces tied right around the foot. All these styles are fully leather-lined, and have a removable sole unit.

Visit the Golden Boot store to see the full collection, or buy online, with free next day delivery when spending over £50.

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Geox Nebula – spring time on your feet

Having seen the arrival of so much colour in the shops over the past couple of weeks, we can’t help but fall head over heels for this super vibrant collection from Geox. They feature the breathability technology we all know and love – and are available in yellow, orange, red, violet and cyclamen, so you’ll be sure to find your perfect colour for those early morning school runs, gym sessions and weekend jaunts.

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Dark yellow

Geox’s Net Breathing System is totally unique and exclusive – it increases the sole’s breathability, making them ideal for people on go, all day, every day.

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Red

The EVA sole unit is designed and created to be lightweight, cushioned and ultra flexible.

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Dark Orange

The faux elastic laces make Geox Nebula easier than ever to slip on and off, and the suede and mesh combination makes for a contemporary, clean aesthetic.

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Cyclamen

Packed with personality, Geox Nebula are perfect for travelling – keeping feet looking and feeling extra fresh.

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Dark Violet

This rainbow of colour from Geox are available from The Golden Boot for a limited time only – get yours now!

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Mother’s Day is on the way!

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching! So if you’re on the look out for something extra special for the lovely lady in your life, then look no further. To celebrate, we’re running a Mother’s Day competition. Be sure to enter for your chance to win a £50 Golden Boot gift voucher to spend across the whole store.

Perfect for those sunny days in the garden, Pia Rossini have a beautiful collection of hats and shawls

Pia Rossini Isabella hat, £24.99

Pia Rossini Isabella hat, £24.99

 

Countryside dog walking? This vibrant red gilet from Barbour is the one…

Barbour Current Gilet, £99.95

Barbour Current Gilet, £99.95

 

This classic Gianni Conti wallet is ideal for the every day, and the printed silk scarf from Schoffel adds a little something to a simple wardrobe…

Schoffel silk scarf, £49.95

Schoffel silk scarf, £49.95

 

These Fearne brogues need no explanation. If red isn’t her colour, then what about purple?

Barker Fearne, £240

Barker Fearne, £240

 

 

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Put a spring in your step

The time has come to shake off the winter blues and pack the boots in the cupboard for the new season. Those bright and beautiful skies are here, and the arrival of our spring and summer collections is giving us lots to shout about. Okay, so it’s not quite sandal weather yet, but what about something a little lighter?

For work, take a look at the loafers. If you’re feeling super smart then head for our very own Golden Boot 3973 Turville. They have a beautiful, traditional feel, and are available in tan, navy or a creamy patent.

Gabor offer Isabelle 64.2211, a more casual option in a dusty pink suede, with a brilliantly white sole unit.

If you’re after something that’s easy to wear and a little bit of fun, then you’ll adore 3615 Lozoya from Wonders. They’ve got a chunky white sole outlined with jute, sweet tassels on the front, a little bit of broguing and plenty of glitter.

For something a little more eye-catching, we have Majestic from Ash. Its silver leather upper brandishes bright metallic stars, and will certainly draw some attention.

Ash Majestic £175.00

Ash Majestic
£175.00

New in from Tamaris is the perfect slip-on sneaker – 24609 Aster, available in black and ivory. The elegantly shaped front is covered in diamontes, so you can sparkle your way through the week.

If you’re feeling bold then 6107 Carrion from Wonders are ideal. You can’t miss them…wear them with a sweet pencil dress in high summer – they’re a great alternative to heels for a wedding, with their delicately scalloped topline.

Hispanitas 74822 Macadam are beautiful with light blue jeans,

Hispanitas 74822 Macadam-V7 £89.99

Hispanitas 74822 Macadam-V7
£89.99

and Epworth 62.421 from Gabor offer another brightly coloured alternative, with a little wedge heel.

Gabor Epworth 62.641 £79.99

Gabor Epworth 62.641
£79.99

 

We’re getting some beautiful heels in for the summer. If you’re starting to think about wedding outfits then now is the time to start browsing shoes and bags. Year after year  Peter Kaiser offer their well-loved classic shapes, and this season is no different. 75310 Dalia from Hispanitas is an ideal loafer-heel go between. The chunky silver chain across the front sits perfectly with the colour matched block heel. Dalia is available in black suede and patent combi, or a simple nude.

 

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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!)

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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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Stylish Winter Boots

Be prepared for those blustery November days with a solid pair of boots. This season’s colour palettes and detail trends broaden across both the men and women’s department, with deep reds, burgundy, and warm shades of brown and exquisite attention to detail.

Although traditionally used in men’s footwear, women don’t have to miss out on those classic last shapes and brogue detailing anymore. Wonders have given us a statement ankle boot in black and cherry red, with a chunky sole and an easy-to-slip-on zip on the inside.

The colour combinations in the Barker womens collection are more than eye-catching. This blue and red pair have been disappearing off shelves since the moment they arrived, and with a decent suede brush you can keep these looking good as new.

 Pikolinos have been experimenting with their mens collection using Vibram’s recycled Ecostep sole unit, it’s hard wearing with a soft leather upper and inside zip – a great option for everyday wear as its super comfy.

Loake has offered a stocky tan leather ankle boot, with wonderful brogue detailing and that ever-classic Goodyear Welted sole. These guys will last a lifetime, and will only look and feel better with age. Pictured here, Christian wears them loosely laced with trousers tucked behind the tongue for a more casual feel.

Red Wing is another chunky member of the autumn collection. Handmade in Minnesota, USA, these boots are born out of workwear and are super tough.  They’ve gone for a deep red wine shade upper, black laces and statement white exposed stitching.

Cheaney haven’t missed out on those red wine shades this season. They’ve combined it with a darker shaded winged tip and smart black sole unit, to make the ideal pair to travel from work to dinner.

The classics are classics for a reason. They last a lifetime and never look out dated. Barker is a great go-to brand for the ever-loved brogue. If you’re feeling bold search online for Haig, McClean or Jackson, and if you want some expert advice, ask a member of our men’s department team. You can find out more from them about how to keep them in tip-top condition too.

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Barkers Boots & Peter Kaiser Shoes going to Holland !

Having organized a trip to Holland, Jane was after a new pair of boots, and some simple shoes that would last the transition from day to evening.

Jane originally tried a pair of Hispanitas ankle boots, but they didn’t look quite right on her feet, so tried on a pair of beautiful Barkers, as suggested by Ed, of course. The suede is in a soft burgundy, with a couple of leather buckles around the ankle and a solid leather heel.

They’ll look great with thick grey tights, and a woollen skirt, or even just jeans and a chunky knitted jumper.

The Peter Kaiser evening shoes are in a similar colour palette to the boots, in a deeper purple shade with a black elastic section at the top of the foot.

The toe elegantly tapers inward and the tiny lift at the back make them a sophisticated alternative to a ballet pump.

Jane’s been playing about with a few outfits to match with each pair, meaning her suitcase won’t be totally filled with different shoes for different clothes! A silk printed scarf and simple sparkly beads go beautifully with a crisp white shirt and funky trousers.

One thing she won’t be forgetting, are her new shoe trees…

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‘Fly’ through to Autumn with Wonders’

wondersWonders Fly offers a balanced fusion of flexibility and lightness. Its innovative elastomer Extralight ™ XL optimizes comfort externally.

For the new Autumn/Winter 2016 Wonders collection, colours are versatile and the finishing are classic and quirky. The flatform heel adds a little height, but with no discomfort.

3202 Perilla has a solid, chunky wedge heel and features a beautiful burgundy patent leather upper, with a cute fringe and mock laces. Available in black and cherry.

With a slightly lower heel, 3350 Juniper is your go to wing tip brogue for working through winter. Its corrugated sole unit makes it super light and super flexible.

3344 Lovage has a lower heel too, and a little fringe in mink. They’re smart, comfortable, and like all Wonders shoes, totally unique.

3348 Saffron is a great ankle boot from Wonders this season. Available in black leather or blue suede, they’ve got a chunky, flexible sole and elasticated side panel.

Words and pictures by Helen Barton

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Helen’s Happy School Memories of Lumpy Custard, Break-Time Milk and Woolly Tights…

Memories from my first few years at school are few and far between. There are small details I’ll never forget, however. The feeling of those thick, itchy, woolen tights will never leave my legs. The limited selection of un-chewed HB pencils, picking fluff off duffle coats, the elation at being allowed on to the field at lunchtime, stringy green beans and lumpy custard, miscellaneous meat, break-time milk, hymns, desk trays.

My school picture!

My school picture!

The list goes on. Fleeting memories of wonderful feelings like getting a brand new exercise book and writing your name on the front in the best possible hand-writing (inevitably, by trying, I always messed it up)

I remember one pair of shoes in primary school. They were from The Golden Boot. Obviously. Probably when the shop looked more like this…

old shop blog 5They were black leather, t-bar, with a cut out in the centre front, on the loop. They came with a tiny sheet of tiny, shiny stickers. These stickers could be placed underneath the cutout creating ‘a whole new look’. I remember at least five or six other girls in my class having the same ones and we would compare sticker choices on a daily basis. Star, heart or crown? Life’s decisions have changed somewhat since then.

The beginning of September was nearing, and a trip to town was imminent. Smith’s for colouring pencils. Long gone are the days of ‘colouring in’ being considered work. BHS for socks and the boys’ shirts. Then off to Gabriel’s Hill for shoes. ‘Can I wear them now?’ I’d ask. ‘You’ll ruin them’ was the answer.

The evening before the first day of a new term, I’d set out my uniform. I can still see my new shoes sat patiently by my bedside table. I’d put my new pencils in my pencil case, and organize my school bag (not that it ever stayed like that for long), and I’d lie in bed, eagerly anticipating the following day. The anticipation didn’t last long either once I realised I had to do it every day for the next 12 years…

During this Back To School period we’re all reflecting on our school days. It’s fascinating hearing different stories from the various generations of people who work here. Plus, the photos are hilarious.

'Meet The Team'

‘Meet The Team’

Check out our ‘Meet the Team’ page and take a peek. Find out a little more about the lovely people who’ll be helping you this summer, and have a think about your own school memories, as there’s a prize to be won!

Win a £500 Shopping Spree

Win a £500 Shopping Spree

As part of the Back To School campaign, we’re running a Facebook competition. We’ve shared some of our stories, and often reluctantly, shared some embarrassing photos. So now it’s your turn. Share a photo with us, along with a short school memory. The lucky winner, who will be chosen at random, wins a £500 shopping spree at The Golden Boot. Go go go! We’ve had some great pictures shared already…

'Facebook Competition Entries Collage'

‘Facebook Competition Entries Collage’

Luckily, we’ve all changed considerably since these photos were taken, and the shop has evolved with us. Take a look at the photos below. If you see anyone you recognise, be sure to let us know.

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Chie Mihara New To Golden Boot

We’ve introduced some wonderfully unusual brands to the store this season, and Chie Mihara is one of them. They’re designed by women, for women, so they’re feminine beautiful and above all, comfortable.

Chie draws inspiration from vintage fashion. Everything from dainty 1930s designs to bold colours of the 1980s can be found in these shoes. As she’s travelled the world she’s managed to hand-pick the best aspects of design from each country. From Brazil, come fun, frolics and femininity. Japan’s forward thinking, innovative and meticulous design structure make the functionality possible for each pair. Having stomped about the US, the appreciation for comfort and practicality was developed and heading to Spain, meant each product was hand crafted to the absolute highest standards, with the best quality materials.

The unexpected shapes and lines of this season’s collection are perfectly met with beautiful, textured materials; grained leather, hand brushed suede, napa leather, lizard embossed. The colours range from nude to dark brown, and even involve a rich burgundy.

Fan is a classic example of those 1930s influences. The heel is the ideal shape for shake, rattle and rolling, but the top line is where this shoe gets really interesting.

The lines create just enough intrigue to flatter natural shape of the foot, and the fabric choice adds a bolder touch. Add in a pretty ankle strap and peep toe, and we have, ladies and gentleman, the ideal summer wedding/hen party/soiree/lindyhop heel.

Juver is a real looker, with a chunkier feel. The heel is less shaped and they feature a small wood-look platform. This is where those beautiful colour combinations come in. That rich burgundy is matched with a soft, off white.

The adjustable buckle just skims under the anklebone, and the fresh front strap creates a stunning shape, just creeping up onto the arch of the foot. Available in 37-39 (they’re running out, quick!)

This last style, Rossa, is truly indicative of that 70s/80s vibe previously mentioned.

That vibrant orange suede is more than eye catching, and the shaping of the top line is organic and flower like, again, creating a lovely shape on the arch of the foot and at the toe. The heel is the chunkiest and tallest of them all, and cannot be ignored.

Like all of these styles, the inner is leather, for that comfort we all crave and the ankle strap is fully adjustable. Available in sizes 37-40.

These are just a few of the beauties available. You’re going to have to take a visit to our BRAND NEW women’s department to find out more. Yes. I did say brand new women’s department…

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