Clarks X Orla Kiely SS15…a sneak peek !

It’s that time of year again when we start getting ready for  the new Spring collections arriving instore. One particular collection that always causes a bit of excitement is the Clarks X Orla Kiely collaboration which is due to launch February 20th to coincide with London Fashion Week!


Now in it’s third season, the range is once again infused with colour, retro prints and shapes….chunky block heels, platforms and modern T-bars. One thing that stands out in the new SS15 collection is gorgeous shade of  pastel pink featured in the styles ‘Orla Bella’, ‘Orla Bibi’ and the ‘Orla Blanche’ platform sandal below.

orla 6We are loving the ‘Orla Bobbie’ flat shoe with T-bar fastening which is very reminiscent of our school days ! In a choice of sunny red or sky blue (below) which looks great teamed up with a summer dress.

orla 11

Fans of ‘Orla Marianne’ from last summer will love ‘Orla Beryl’. A real show stopper of  a shoe in a rich dark tan which sits on a towering chunky high heel and exposed platform sole.

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Beautiful Boots for Little Girls

Christmas is fast approaching and we have just the perfect boots for the festivities as well as a present guaranteed to delight. See the joy in your child’s eyes when they unwrap a pair of sparkly Lelli Kelly’s. Trust us, we’ve seen it.

Cow Lelli Kelly

This season, we have the biggest range ever, from sparkling pink to the traditional black patent boot.

Lelli Kelly

Pink Lelli Kelly






This season’s best seller has been the Marianne high boot, perfect for school or casualwear.

Marianna Lelli Kelly

If your little princess isn’t all about the glitz and glamour of Lelli Kelly, Clarks more traditional range of  boots in an array of black and brown leathers and suedes is perfect for any child.

Rhea Wish

Clarks Daisy






The Nibbles and Snuggle range holds the award for the cute factor, whilst it doesn’t get more practical than The Rhea Wish with a GoreTex lining and rugged sole unit, providing the perfect waterproof protection for little feet for all those jumping in puddles incidents.





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Exclusive Jeffery West Evening at The Golden Boot

On Thursday evening, in celebration of our love for the brand and in honour of the excellent craftsmanship, premium quality and eye-catching designs, we hosted a unique Jeffery West evening.


Our loyal Jeffery West customers were joined by the co-owner, Guy West, for an evening full of fun, food, drink and everything Jeffery West. From Cufflinks to Canes, Scarves to Shoes, the shop was transformed into a unique Jeffery West brand experience.


The shoe personalisation by artist Aasen Stephenson was a big hit during the evening, with Guy West’s personal highlight being one customer’s choice of the words ‘Gin and Tonic’ to be tattooed onto his brand new Jeffery West boots.


A big thank you must also be given to local businesses Anno Distillers Hush Heath Estate and Frederic Bistro for the delightful Kentish gin, English Pink Sparkling wine, cider and delicious canapés. Also Guy Salmon Maidstone  who had three Land Rover Defenders parked outside for the duration of the evening.









All in all the evening was great fun and a huge success and thoroughly enjoyed by staff and customers alike. We hope this will be one of many special events to follow.

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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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How to wear your Panama Jack Aviator boots

The clocks have turned back; it is officially the end of British summer time. The temperature has dropped, the rain is pouring and the leaves have fallen. The Golden Boot’s fantastic selection of boots will keep you looking stylish, dry and warm in a predictable wet winter.

With shearling a key trend for this A/W14, the rugged Panama Aviator boots are both practical and stylish. Here are our top tips on how to wear your new Panama Jack boots.

For the ladies, the casual styling of the Panama Jack Aviator boots look great teamed with a pair of skinny jeans, a chunky knit jumper and a fur shawl. Wrap up extra warm with a waxed Barbour jacket for the ultimate country look whilst on a crisp winters dog walk. Team your outfit with our Dubarry saddle-bag (Clara, £129), to hold all your essentials and add a touch of glam with a woollen fedora hat, a key fashion item this A/W14.

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For the men, we’ve got everything you need to style your Panama Jack Aviator boot, right here in The Golden Boot. To opt for a country casual look, pair the boot, with our Barbour shirt and blazer, and finish the outfit with a classic tartan scarf and cord flat cap to keep warm on a winters day.

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Click on the links, to shop the look, but be quick! Panama Jack is one of our most popular brands and we wouldn’t want you to be disappointed.

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Weald Of Kent Ploughing Match

WKPM 20th September 2014

We arrived bright and early at Marden ready for the WKPM (Weald of Kent Ploughing Match), I must add ploughing had already begun at 7.30am! We were here no not to plough, but to showcase some selected country clothing and footwear from our Mens, Ladies and Childrens departments at The Golden Boot: Featuring Hunter, Dubarry, Seeland, R.M Williams and Barbour.


We were not really sure what to expect from the event but we wanted to focus on promoting what we had to offer and what The Golden Boot is all about, which was a great opportunity to do so in different surroundings. It was lovely to meet and introduce ourselves to some new customers, of whom we hope to see back in our store sometime soon.


The event was a huge success, from 9am it was bustling with lots of familiar faces and plenty of crowds. It was a really good atmosphere with lots of friendly people, it made the day really enjoyable and we were pleased to have been a part of it. It turned out from a phone call back to the store that we were busier in the field than we were back at the shop. We were thankful the weather held out and we hope to be back next year with a lot more tweed!

Trudi Hood, mens department manager


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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. Continue reading

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Fabulous Footwear for the Fall.

With our A/W 14 stock fast flowing in, now is the perfect time to update you with next seasons key trends and give you a sneak preview of the hottest styles we’ve got to offer.

 This winter, the classic styling of the Biker and Chelsea boot have made another strong comeback. With oversized and multiple buckle detailing being a predicted key trend for A/W 14, the biker boot is a winter wardrobe must-have. The casual silhouette of the biker and Chelsea boot can be worn with skinny jeans or skirts for a versatile winter outfit. Doc Martens

 Our favourites this winter come from Doc Marten and UGG. The UGG Grandale boot with biker influences incorporates their traditional shearling lining for maximum comfort, warmth and style. Doc Marten, in addition to their classic boot, have introduced the Moll Kirin biker boot to their A/W14 collection.  The boot features the definitive Goodyear welted sole merged with traditional biker boot buckles.

However, our winter must have is the Kensington Flora Chelsea Boot from Doc Marten. Available in high shine in black and burgundy, the versatile boot from DM can be worn with both formal and casual wear to provide effortless style and comfort.

Army DMs

Kensington FLora





The Timberland boot has recently grown in popularity to become a key trend this A/W14. Many celebrities have been spotted sporting this trend, including Rita Ora. The 10361 boot from Timberland combines practicality and comfort to revive 1990s looks with outdoor heritage styling.

Rita Ora

Androgynous styling combined with masculine tailoring continues to emerge as a key A/W trend. The loafer, brogue and monk strap are this seasons favourites. The Busby range from Clarks offers a fantastic selection of loafers and brogues, perfect for work or college.

Busby Fizz

Busby FollyBusby JazzPop in to store to see the full A/W14 collection we’ve got to offer. Check back here for more trend updates, top buys and new arrivals.


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The Best Of Back To School

The busy back to school period is well under way as the end of the summer holidays approaches. Did I hear a cheer from all you mums?

With our years of experience and expertise, we are here to help with the school shoe shop! Whether its support or durability you are looking for, or whether fashion is the key criteria, The Golden Boot has a range of brands and styles in stock to keep everyone happy.

Spending all day in the shoes, walking to and from school, support is one of the most important features after comfort for your childs foot.

Kickers boot

Kickers Kilo Core boot, fits higher up the ankle to provide maximum support. The singular velcro strap makes it easy for your child to fasten the shoe tightly to ensure the best fit and support. The boot is available in sizes 25 (7) to 35(2.5). We tend to fit up slightly in the kickers boots to give extra growing room. The shoes have a rounded silhouette perfect for a wider foot.

 Startrite Samba. This girls shoe from Startrite is available in all sizes and width fittings. The shoe is fairly deep making it perfect for children requiring orthotics. The super soft leather and leather lining stretches with ease fromthe first wear to provide maximum comfort. The elongated heel stiffeners are used in all of Startrites shoes to help the shoe keep its original shape, therefore, providing support even after the shoe has softened.


With very active children, durability is another important factor to consider when purchasing your children’s school shoes. For many boys it is essential the shoe has a rubber scuff resistant toe bumper, to ensure the shoes last, even with playing football on the school playground.

Our most durable school shoe; Geox Savage is perfect for your active son. The large rubber toe bumper will resist all the scuffs and scrapes to keep the shoe looking new. The breathable sole unit absorbs and expels sweat droplets without letting water in, and keeps feet warm in the winter, and cool in the summer. The deep shoe is perfect for a G width fitting.  All Geox shoes come with a free Geox beat bracelet (while stock lasts), which records your voice and flashes to sound: very popular with the children.


Geox beat







A durable rubber toe bumper is becoming more and more important for your little princesses as well; the Alicia and Princess Serena from Startrite have improved scuff resistance with the rubber sole extended up the front of the shoe, alongside all other key features from Startrite. The shoe is available in half sizes and all width fittings.


Princess Serena





Whilst children are required to wear school uniforms, it seems the shoes are used as an expression of their fashion sense.

With increased television marketing, little girls have become obsessed with the features of the Lelli Kelly school shoes and free make-up iPad. We stock 4 different styles of Lelli Kelly black patent school shoes; Kimberly, Perrie, Adele and Nicole. Adele and Nicole are curently are most popular selling Lelli Kellys, due to their detachable bow hair clip and changing straps. Lelli Kellys now come in different width fittings so it’s easier to get the perfect fit.

Adele Nicole





For older girls, Erica Lace/No Ties is our most popular school shoe. The brogue lace up styling is a move away from the classic bar shoe. The closed shoe is perfect for the cold winter months. Available from size 13- 9 and in all width fittings, the shoe is perfect for many.

Erica Lace

 Our year on year favourites are continuing to rise in popularity this summer to be our number one best seller yet again.

Deaton is our favourite for boys; the classic, simple styling and leather uppers make the shoe breathable, water resistant and very easy to polish up. The shoe is available in half sizes and all width fittings, making it fairly easy to gain a perfect fit. Deaton is our go to shoe.

Dolly Heart is the best seller for girls, with a small heel and heart detailing, this shoe is very popular. It is available in patent and leather and all width fittings.

Deaton Dolly Heart





Our expert shoe fitters are waiting to help you with all your back to school needs, we look forward to helping you soon.


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Keep Calm…It’s Back To School Time !

keep calmIt’s half term again and the shop is ready, the staff are prepped and the shoe boxes are piled high. The Golden Boot is ready for Back to School and we are here to give your our top tips to make this manic time a little less stressful.


Tip Number 1: Don’t be put off by how busy the shop looks. We use a successful, tried and tested, ticketing machine method. So grab a ticket and you’ll be seen to in no time. Even if it seems there is a large queue, we’ve more staff than ever this year so you’ll be seen to with a smile very quickly.


Tip Number 2: Don’t forget your socks! With this lovely English weather we are experiencing, a lot of socks can be forgotten. The fitting process is a lot easier for our staff if your child is wearing their school socks so we can get the perfect fit.


Tip Number 3: Avoid the rush. For us, the last two weeks in August are our busiest. If you can come in earlier, we will be sure to give plenty of growing room, given there is another month until school starts. If you want to brave the last minute rush, early morning and late afternoon are our quietest periods.


Tip Number 4: Check the school list, for everything you need. With a large selection of plimsoles, trainers and football boots, The Golden Boot really is your one stop school shoe shop. Check the school uniform lists before you arrive so you know exactly what you need. With our £5 off trainer offer with Clarks when you buy any school shoe, it’s best to get it all at once.


With our top tips in mind, you’ll hopefully have a stress free experience this Back to School. We hope to see you soon!


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