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Male Must Haves

Christmas is fast approaching, and men can be very tough to buy for. So, whether buying for your partner or yourself, for casual wear, work or a special occasion, The Golden Boot has got it all. We’ve made shopping this Christmas even easier with our 5 best sellers, which are sure to top every mans wish list.


Panama Jack

At number 1: We have the ultimate winter weatherproof boot: the Panama Jack Amur. The Gore-Tex waterproof lining and rugged and durable sole unit is perfect for the active outdoor man. The excellent grip and cushioned removable insole will leave you with no excuse not to challenge the trek to work when the winter weather takes its toll. Whatever downpours and snowfalls this Christmas brings, this boot will not leave you stuck inside.


Anatomic GelNumber 2: For a smarter alternative to a winter boot, the Anatomic Gel Chelsea Boot: Cordoso, will provide you with ultimate comfort and maximum style points. The full leather lining and light and flexible sole unit provide extra comfort designed to be worn all day long.



Number 3: There is no other way to make a statement at your work Christmas party than a pair of Jeffery Wests. They will brighten up any winter day. This monk strap styling in burgundy colourings, is very on trend and is perfect for the fashion conscious man.

Jeffery West


Number 4: If your primary concerns are comfort and practicality, you need look no further than Merrells winter casual trainer style shoe. The shoe features water and abrasion resistant oiled leathers, a breathable mesh lining to prevent odour, and a hardwearing outer sole for the active outdoor man, guaranteed to keep you on your feet on an icy walk.



Last but certainly not least: This brogue from Loake, can be dressed up or down, for work or play. The traditional styling is perfect for any man, and the unusual chestnut colour is complimented with a navy suit or a casual pair for jeans.



Don’t forget our free gift wrapping service, making your Christmas shopping even easier.


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Some fantastic feedback from our customers!


A big thank you to our many customers who have taken the time to leave a review on our website. We pride ourselves on our customer service and it is so rewarding  to hear what our customers have to say. Here are just a few of those reviews:

“My very first order from you and cannot fault the service. Next day delivery and very good communications throughout. I am delighted that I have found a pair of Orla Kiely Milly shoes and they fit perfectly. Thank you very much!”- Clarks ‘Orla Milly’

“I have been looking for espadrilles like these forever! I’m so happy I found this website. Not everyone can wear 3″-4″ wedges and I’ve been so frustrated that EVERY pair of espadrilles I looked at were either 4″ or flat!!!! These are perfect, fit great-look great and I know as soon as it warms up (if it ever does) I will be living in them this summer.”- Toni Pons ‘Nuria’

“Was very easy to order online and by telephone, and the shoes were delivered very quickly and were exactly like they appeared online. Highly recommend this website.” – Primigi ‘Andes’

“Well organized, clear website, helpful sales people, reliable. Will buy again from The Golden Boot.”- R.M Williams ‘Comfort Craftsman’

“Hunter Basket Weave Welly Socks – had been searching for a pair of these for ages. Was delighted when found them on this site. Received so quickly and well packaged.
Thank you.” – Hunter ‘Kids Welly Socks’

“I love my patent blue Wonder shoes with a crepe wavy sole – perfect to go with my new silk skirt and comfortable enough to wear all night on the dance floor. Can’t wait to go out on that date!”- Wonders ‘6956 Barcelona’

“I had Nordika slippers already but they had seen better days so I ordered a replacement pair from The Golden Boot. The slippers arrived very promptly within the hour delivery slot. Will definitely use The Golden Boot again for other footwear purchases.” – Nordikas ‘Natala 234’

“I pondered about using this company as I hadn’t heard of them before but I was so desperate to get my hands on a pair of Toni Pons ( my very favourite summer shoes) I decided to give it a go. The person that I spoke to on the telephone was both charming and helpful so I ordered some shoes. I telephoned the shop at 1.22 pm and had my shoes by 9.05am the next morning. So, I just had to order some more! I had exactly the same efficient experience as before. My only regret is that this could get costly as there are still lots more Toni Pons in colours that I don’t yet have. I have already recommended this shop to friends. ” – Toni Pons ‘Nuria’ and ‘Tremp’

“My wife wanted a pair of house shoes as a present and found them on the Golden Boot site, slightly cheaper than from a competitor, so I ordered them, gift wrapped at no extra cost. She is delighted with them, and I was delighted with the prompt service. The free gift wrapping option was a really nice additional touch. Well be back!”- Nordikas ‘Nicola 305’

“Ordered the boots over the phone and these were despatched quickly and with no fuss. Would purchase again from this company.” – Barbour ‘Readhead’

“a very good web site with all the relevant information of sizing and choosing the right pair of shoes,very good choice with easy payment choices.
The communication for order confirmation delivery service excellent will definately use the Golden Boot again .”- Peter Kaiser ‘Lurkezia’

Your thoughts and comments, both good and bad, are invaluable to our business so please keep them coming!


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Golden Boot Service…Out of this world !!


On occasion, while striding through this flash of light bookended by two great eternities we call life. A discovery is made that reaffirms ones faith in the order of things. So although we can see the universe at the point it was just the size of a marble and when Professor Higgs has had his boson confirmed some things, such as amazing service, remain timeless.

When the going gets tough and the day job absorbs time to the extent that everything else takes second place you need to rely on other people.  Such it was when discovering on Thursday that one’s dress shoes, required for an event on Friday evening, four hours drive from base, are unfit to serve as the occasion demands. This problem is of little consequence if one is a customer of The Golden Boot. A perusal of their web site reveals any number of formal shoes that might fit the bill – but what to choose. The 3D views make narrowing the field down but as to the final choice?

A call to the shop in Maidstone results in sage advice – “those won’t fit you sir”, one has been a customer for 30 plus years, “those won’t suit you sir, may I recommend, will you be collecting sir or should we deliver them to you”. So to a choice of two pairs and, as these latter delivery options were not possible it was agreed that the shoes would await me at Morston Hall in Norfolk on arrival the following afternoon.

So it proved, after leaving Greenwich as late as seemly for the trickle up the M11, through Suffolk and into Norfolk, arriving a few minutes before the required hour the shoes where there waiting as had been promised. Never for a moment did one think they would not and, such was the confidence in this, no backup plan was made. Both pairs fitted perfectly but one suited better so got the role as footwear of choice for the gathering.

mike sharp blogMike wears The Golden Boot – Dexter

Sometimes in a changing world one needs to rely on other people’s thoughtful attention to detail, knowledge of their customer and willingness to go the extra mile to make sure they are delighted, consider it done at The Golden Boot.

Mike Sharp
Principle at The Royal Greenwich UTC


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Paul Stewart’s IronSpine Challenge 2013.

In December 2008, Paul Stewart, a good friend of The Golden Boot, fell 200ft down a mountain while snowboarding at La Plagne in the French Alps.

He sustained a spinal cord injury which left him partially paralysed and completely changed his life.

Paul spent six months in Stoke Mandeville hospital after his accident and it is from here he begins his epic IronSpine Challenge.

 iron spine 2



This gruelling 15 day journey begins on the 6th August 2013 with a 2.4 mile swim followed by a 112 mile cycle, a 26.2 mile walk and culminates with a return to La Plagne and a ciff-face climb up the mountain he fell from.

 His goal is to raise money for vital research into spinal cord injury repair.

The Golden Boot is proudly sponsoring Paul in partnership with Merrell shoes and Loake Shoemakers.

You can read all about Paul and more about his inspirational journey at  www.ironspinechallenge.com

Help us support Paul in his efforts to raise awareness into spinal cord injuries.

We wish Paul the best of luck and will be following his progress closely!

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Best of British

The Golden Boot Men’s range is proud to include several stylish shoes which have been made in Britain.

In this blog article we have hand picked our English made favourites.

Woody is made by Barker in their Northamptonshire factory, at the heart of England’s shoe manufacturing area.The contemporary Derby brogue has a unique punched hole swirl detail in the calf leather upper. Made on Barkers shoes 443 shape it has a leather sole and a two eyelet lace for simplicity.


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5 pairs of shoes every man should own

According to Simon Crampton in Live magazine to live in Style for 2012 there are 5 pairs of shoes that every man should own.

Here are a few suggestions from The Golden Boot S/S 2012 Men’s range.


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The English Brogue

The quintissential English brogue, a staple classic at The Golden Boot.

With a diverse range of leather finishes The A/W 2011 men’s collection has lots of traditional and contemporary offerings from a range of premium shoe brands.


From left hand corner clockwise

Churchs Walton £340.00

Barker Cambridge £225.00

Loake Chester £185.00

Ecco Seaside £110.00

Jeffrey West Poe £295.00

Dr Marten Heston £85.00

Barker Grant £180.00

Geox Highlife £129.90

Hudson Rafferty £110.00




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Loake factory trip part 2

Loake Factory trip.


Also see Loake factory trip part 1


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Loake factory trip part 1

It is this time of year when we order our new products for the Autumn-Winter 2011. We buy from a lot of brands, many of them based in Europe, some in America and Australia. In the UK there are only a handful of shoe manufacturers left and one of them is Loake.

Loake produce a selection of premium quality handmade shoes, many of which are classic English style icons. It takes several weeks to make a complete pair and involves over 250 operations. Read on to see how its done!


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