Hues Of Blue

Spring is such a wonderful time of the year. From the waste land of Winter emerges little colourful bursts, memories of the past months are forgotten and theirs a great feeling in the air. I love this time of year as we place alot of emphasis on transforming the store from dark shades of brown and black to an explosion of colour. In the words of Robin Williams “Spring is nature’s way of saying, Let’s party”!

What girl doesn’t adore their Spring/Summer wardrobe, you get to shake off those heavy layers and be adventurous with colour. One thing I adore about working at The Golden Boot is what we get to wear. Every season we introduce a new seasonal colour and we get to dress accordingly. It allows us to be a little individual and a little adventurous, but put us all together and we definitely look a team.

So this spring we unanimously opted for Cobalt blue and I simply love it!

This without doubt is the season’s coolest colour. Just take a peek at Julia, Taylor and Kylie!

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We launched our new colour last Saturday. Everyone looked fabulous so I took the opportunity to take a few snaps of our managers Clare, Jane and Trudi and I want to talk you through their outfits. Shoes and all!

Clare wears Ugg Atasha Strip  sandals. I love those interest wedge heel’s, they are a really eye catching interpretation of an Espadrille, well done Ugg! Her top is from Coast and her turned up chino’s from  Zara. I noticed Clare had also made a  sneaky purchase of a pair of  Wonders 1735 Menorca. In her own words “I simply love Wonders”, and so do I. This bold two tone brogue is real statement piece.

The funny thing is Clare wasn’t a fan of this colour yet everyone keeps telling her she looks great in blue!

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Jane’s top and trousers are both from Wallis and she has chosen to team this outfit with a stunning pair of  Hispanitas 49352  shoes. I love the clean lines on this style, with no ornate trims just a contrast blue cap with a stripe of metallic. I know we have already had a great reaction to this style.

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Trudi has opted for  Clarks Hotel Image, its cut out sections keeps this masculine style looking light and Summery. Trudi maintains this preppy styling with her bowed top from Topshop, turned up chino’s from Zara and a cool little cardigan from New Look.

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I hope this gives you a little inspiration for Spring/Summer, so come on shake off those Winter blues…….Sorry I had to!!

 

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In The Nude

Nude shoes are everywhere for Spring Summer 2014 and our new collection reflects that trend.

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The Hispanitas range, from cute pumps to elegant high heels, is awash with neutral nudes,

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Hispanitas 49754 Ara is lovely cute pump, great for teaming up with summer dresses and skinny jeans! Featuring cut out detail to the upper, a key look for summer 2014.

 

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Hispanitas 49325 Natalie is a very stylish court shoe. The heel has a light wooden effect which compliments the nude shade of
leather. Not being too high makes this a great choice for all day comfort with a little height.

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Peter Kaiser Lurkezia is this amazing shoe with an eye-catching multi coloured towering high heel and platform sole. Having the platform means this shoe can be worn comfortably everyday.

 

 

IMG_5390Wonders 1803 Benidorm is this ladies beautiful lace up brogue again with the stylish cut outs. We love the two different shades of nude on the upper. Would look great with a light pair of jeans!

 

 

 

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Some fantastic feedback from our customers!

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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!

www.thegoldenboot.co.uk

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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.

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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
http://greenwichutc.com/about/principal/

 

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Heaven and Hell from Dr Martens!

The new Dr Martens ladies collection for 2014 has just arrived and it’s not for the faint hearted!

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Classic DM designs  feature eye-catching prints, aptly named Heaven and Hell,  from early Dutch painter Hieronymous Bosch. Each telling a story in its own individual way.

The 8 eyelet Pascal ladies boot features the dark and moody Hell print ….a real show stopper!dm pascal hell

While Dr Martens have opted for the slightly more serene ‘Heaven’ print based on the ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ masterpiece for the three eyelet 1461 shoe.dm 1460 heaven

 

Dr Martens have taken this  iconic symbol of British culture to another level for summer 2014 with a superb assortment of  head-turning prints.  In addition to the outlandish Bosch prints, Dr Martens have introduced the delicate ‘English Vintage Rose’,  more English country garden rather than the ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ !dm 1461 vintage

 

 

 

 

 

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Seeland Wellies…a dog walkers dream!

After weeks of walking my dogs in this dreadful wet weather, and fed up with having cold wet feet, I decided to treat myself to a new pair of wellies.

After trying on a few different pairs, I decided on the Seeland Estate AT Lady 16″ 5mm.

Straightaway they felt more flexible to walk in  and cushioned underfoot than others I had tried and I liked the fact that the top of the boot could be adjusted depending on what jeans etc I was tucking in. They feel quite warm too compared with  other wellies, so I have not needed to wear really thick socks.

All in all, I would happily recommed the Seeland wellies, they tick all the boxes for me and at a decent price too…a very worthwhile investment!

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Panama Jack Visit – Spain

The management team at The Golden Boot went on tour to Spain last week to visit the Head Quarters of Panama Jack, Wonders and Hispanitas all of which are family run businesses.

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Our first visit was to Panama Jack which is based in Elche, Alicante where we met our point of contacts Maria Sanchez and Pilar Sabater. We had a guided tour through the head quarters and it was clear to see their strong identity right from the pos (point of sale) right through to product which is also evident to see in store. The brand was born in 1989 and all the products are handcrafted and manufactured in Spain however it is only the prototypes that are done at HQ. The simple designs and use of Spanish leathers are very clean cut, the quality and love for what they do is very clear to see.

The company mantra ‘created to travel’ links to their goal of continuing walking together with our customers and consumers step by step. . .

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Panama Jack also work on collaborations which is true to their mantra and spirit of adventure. They work very close to the Ruta Quetzal BBVA, a project that they have sponsored since 1992 and that is led by the adventurer and friend Miguel de la Quadra Salcedo. The project encourages young people to get involved with different cultures and remote places of the world. Those young people involved in the project receive a pair of panama jacks that helps to promote their brand as well as document their trip.

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Panama Jack stockists range worldwide from Spain, France, Holland, Germany, South Korea and the UK. From the products sent out right from the moment we receive them, this is how the customer receives the product. This is an image of Bota C10 which is one of our ‘bestsellers’ in our mens department, the design identity from the 100% cotton bag and maintenance kit is a great little touch, but is only available with certain boots.

We move on to the prototype room where we see staff working on samples, stacks of Panama Jack boxes, wall to wall leathers and some of the SS14 chrome free collection. The chrome free collection has already started to arrive in our ladies department which is already proving popular, taking its design emphasis on native, western culture.

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The natural range of boots, shoes and sandals are made ‌‌with Titanium treated leathers. The benefit of Chrome-free  makes the product hypoallergenic and biodegradable, as well as it helps to reduce water consumption and CO2 emissions.

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From everything we have seen at Panama Jack just proves how much love and attention to detail goes into their product. As the mens department manager, ‘I have a great admiration for Panama as the natural style and comfort factor of them is fantastic, I own a pair of the warm lined Bambinas which is one of their best sellers and it will most likely be back for the winter!’

Here is a shot of us with Maria Sanchez and Pilar Sabatar from Panama Jack.

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The Best in Customer Service!

The Golden Boot is a small family owned and family run business and our goal is to offer the best possible customer service online and in our store.
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We have approximately 35 employees within the business, and we place a huge emphasis on training and development. During this week alone we have had training with a local Sports Specialist Podiatrist- Mr Ian Lenahan- and members of our ladies department have embarked on a childrens shoes fitting course, ready for the busy ‘back to school’ periods!

Our online business continues to thrive, and we want our online customers to experience the same level of customer service and expert advice as our instore clientelle. We are currently  in the throws of improving our ‘Shopping Basket’  to make shopping online effortless and stress free, so watch this space!

We are constantly updating our website with new product, fit advice, blogs and informative videos. All of our videos are filmed in our store by our team, offering online customers a feel of who we are and what our business is all about.

How can we  improve and be the best at what we do ?

We want to hear your views and opinions, good and bad, on the service we provide, our range of products and your shopping experience.

Customer feedback and product reviews are invaluable to our business, and we have recently joined forces with TrustPilot. This is an independant external company that contacts our customers inviting them to leave feedback on the service they have received from The Golden Boot, both positive and negative, and the product they have bought.

You can also contact The Golden Boot direct at sales@thegoldenboot.co.uk or speak to one of our team by calling us on 01622 752349.

The Golden Boot has been providing great customer service for over 200 years, and with our customers’ help we can only improve and be The Best!

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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Coming soon..The Orla Kiely and Clarks spring 2014 collection!!

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We are so excited to be one of only three Clarks wholesale stockists to be chosen to showcase the Orla Kiely 2014 collection for Clarks!.

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The acclaimed fashion designer, famous for her eclectic prints, has collaborated with Clarks to produce a capsule collection of retro styles which will be available from February 2014.

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This stunning collection features a combination of vibrant colours, patterns and textures. On trend high block heel and platform such as the ‘Marianne’, cute sling back Mary Jane style ‘Milly’ and the mid height block heel sandal ‘Matilda’. All very wearable for all ages and occasions.

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We can’t wait for these little beauties to arrive in store!!

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