The Golden Boot Children's shoe shop in Gabriel's Hill, Maidstone


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*Orders placed before 3:00pm Monday – Friday are dispatched the same day. Orders placed after 3:00pm are dispatched on the next working day.

August Bank Holiday:
All orders placed after 3.00pm on Friday 27th August will be dispatched on Tuesday 31st August

Full price orders up to £45
£2.99 Royal Mail Tracked 48 hour
£5.99 Royal Mail Tracked 24 hour service (Please allow extra time for UK Highlands and Islands)

Full price orders over £45
FREE Royal Mail Tracked 48 hour service (Please allow extra time for UK Highlands and Islands)

Full price orders over £150
FREE Royal Mail Tracked 24 hour service (Please allow extra time for UK Highlands and Islands)

Saturday delivery * Orders must be placed before 3:00pm on Friday
£5.99 Royal Mail Tracked 24 hour service

Sale products
£3.99 Royal Mail Tracked 48 hour
If a full price item is placed in the cart over £45 free shipping applies

UK Highlands and Islands Delivery Costs *

Orders up to £150
£3.99 Royal Mail Tracked 48 hour service or
£14.99 Courier delivery two working day

Orders between £150 to £300
£14.99 Courier delivery two working day

Orders over £300
FREE DPD Courier delivery (2-day service)

For Europe and the rest of the world please visit the Delivery page

We trust that you will be delighted with your purchase, but there will be times when you need to return items to us, you have up to 28 days to do so. We will issue a refund within a maximum of 7 working days of the goods being received back to us.

If you’re returning an item because it’s unwanted or you need to exchange it, we ask that you pay for the cost of the return carriage.

We have tried to make this process as hassle free as possible please click here for help with your return.


The Golden Boot Children's shoe shop in Maidstone

The Golden Boot men's department

The Children's Shop

Welcome to our Children’s Department! Since our establishment in 1790, which makes us the oldest independent shoe shop in the country, our children’s shop has become recognised as one of the best in the UK. We pride ourselves on our reputation, which with the help of our loyal customers, has been built over centuries.

Our children’s collection showcases a fantastic selection of school shoes, weekend trainers and summer sandals from well-known brands like Clarks, Start-Rite, Geox and Primigi – not forgetting new favourites, Bobux.

We also offer a brilliant range of cruisers and first shoes to sit alongside our exclusive First Shoes Club soyou can treasure this special moment forever! Our expertly trained shoe fitters will measure your child’s feet in-store to help them find the perfect pair of shoes. You can book a shoe- fitting appointment online or by calling 01622 752349. We can also offer specialist fitting advice over the phone if you’re slightly further afield.

Shop First Shoes Explore our Children’s collection


How we train our fitters

We realise that the fit of every style of shoe differs and an extensive knowledge of product is key to ensure the perfect fit. We encourage our team to see each foot as unique, and to make sure that we provide the best level of service for all our customers. All our team members complete a comprehensive training course. Every fitter is trained to use our hand measuring gauges. As well as in-store fit training we utilise training available from brands like Clarks and Startrite we also have 6 members of the Society of Shoe Fitters

First Shoes

Correctly fitted first shoes are an important first step to the healthy development of tiny feet. At The Golden Boot we want to ensure that you and your child have a really special first shoe experience to treasure and remember forever. We have a dedicated first shoe department with a great range of shoes we will also offer you a complimentary gift pack which includes a photograph of your child’s first shoe experience.

The Golden Boot men's department

Our Engine Shed

We love our trains at The Golden Boot, and so do the children who come to our shop. We have four model engines which are fully operational and are triggered with a 10p coin.


“Very fast service and love the personal message that came with my child’s shoes! I will definitely be buying my child’s shoes from them from now on!”


“I cannot recommend this place enough, I've never gone anywhere else for my son's shoes, my mum used to take me for mine! The staff are incredibly efficient and knowledgeable. The Golden Boot takes all the hassle out of school shoe shopping.”


“The best shoe shop I have EVER been to! We went there to buy my sons first pair of shoes. From the point of being greeted at the door by a lovely member of staff, we were totally overwhelmed by how friendly and helpful each and every member of staff was, not to mention their incredible range of high quality shoes! Fully recommended and leaves me wondering why all high street shops cant be this good!?”


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