Service, Integrity and Knowledge - Since 1790

Welcome to The Golden Boot. My name is Edward and I’m the seventh generation of my family to be running the business. Shopping at The Golden Boot is a truly unique experience, one that we wish our online customers to benefit from as well, so we have created this website to include all our wonderful in-store shopping features. We will create product recommendations specifically for you, based on what you love and generated from our experienced shop-floor team. If you’re ever in need of any advice on brands, styles, specific products or fitting, we have people on hand to guide you to finding your perfect purchase.

We deliver exclusively with DPD, the UK’s leading parcel delivery company. DPD consistently ensure that our customers receive their orders swiftly, securely and without hassle. DPD also ensure that every parcel delivered is carbon neutral.

All goods are dispatched using the Mainland UK Next Working Day service* – FREE OVER £45. Domestic orders under £45 are charged at £4.99.

*All sale items are charged at £4.99

Non-Mainland UK Two Days - £8.99 (Postcodes AB, BT, FK, GY, HS, IM, IV, JE, KA, KW, PA, PO, PH, TR & ZE).

DPD will send a text alert and email notification to notify you of your 1-hour time slot on the morning of delivery.

If you have any queries regarding your delivery, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01622 752349.

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee next day delivery on sale items. These may take between 1-3 days to be delivered.

DPD Local deliver 8am—6pm Monday—Friday

The Golden Boot shop

A Family Business

We are truly passionate about shoes. As the oldest independent shoe shop in the country, with a history spanning back to 1790, we take great pride in our extensive knowledge about footwear. Over the years, we have worked meticulously to apply our 230-years’ experience to finesse a tailored shoe collection for men, ladies and children.

Our Passion

However, our appetite for beautiful designs, quality and craftsmanship no longer ends with our bespoke footwear range, but spans handbags, clothing and luxury accessories, too. The result is a bespoke curation of well-known heritage and contemporary brands from across the globe.

Shop independent supporter

It is paramount that we work with brands and factories that share our values and strive for the finest quality leathers, expert craftsmanship, innovative technologies, comfortable fit and beautiful design. To help us create our custom seasonal collections, we attend international trade shows in Milan and Dusseldorf, and regularly visit individual factories across Spain to assure perfect materials and exclusive designs. Working closely with each brand makes our collection unique and our synthesis of shoes is one you won’t find anywhere else on the market.

Our Community

 
Here at the Golden Boot, we feel a great commitment to our community. We host instore events and contribute to local charities.
 
 
We also host pop-up events around our local area, such as the much-loved Ramblin’ Man Fair and the Weald of Kent Ploughing Match.
 
 
As an independent business, we also collaborate with other local businesses including Federic’s, Turners Cider, Anno Gin, Bardsley England, Autofabrica and Toylander.
 



Golden Boot Exclusives

Continuing our history of shoemaking – which would have taken place onsite and in nearby factories between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries – our collections are created with our local customers in mind. We have worked closely with Spanish factories to design and produce a bespoke collection of Golden Boot branded men’s and ladies’ footwear, crafted from soft, supple Spanish leathers in a range of styles and hues. Coupled with our extraordinary range of brands from across the globe, our footwear and accessories collection offers something unique for men, ladies and children of all ages and stages.

Product embossing


Sustainability

Here at the Golden Boot, we are committed to limiting our impact on the environment, whilst working with global brands to bring you the vast and diverse range we are renowned for. We continually strive to improve our sustainability efforts and to reduce our environmental impact for future generations.

In-house, we reuse all presentable cardboard boxes and tissue paper from our deliveries on our website orders. Surplus or unpresentable packaging is recycled. We have also committed to using recyclable cardboard boxes or compostable bags to pack our web orders. To reduce our use of plastics further, all orders are sealed with paper tape. Our store carrier bags are made from certified recycled paper, too.

We also deliver exclusively with DPD, the UK’s leading parcel delivery company. DPD consistently ensures that our customers receive their orders swiftly, securely and without hassle, but importantly for the environment, every parcel DPD delivers is carbon neutral.

Our Heritage

The Golden Boot is truly unique. We are proud to be the longest-running, family-owned and independent shoe shop in the country. Established by William Randall in 1790, the company was later taken over by F. W. Randall – and became F. W. Randall & Co Ltd – in the mid-nineteenth-century. F. W. Randall had three daughters, Flora, Fanny and Henrietta.

Henrietta Randall married William Henry Martin and had eight children including Percival Claude Martin, listed in the 1911 Census as a shoe trader and Ernest ‘Ernie’ F. W. Randall Martin, a shoemaker. Ernie had two sons, Alan and Robert, and Robert’s son Lawrence – the current Chairman – had two sons, one of whom is the current Managing Director, Edward Martin.

That means that since William Randall founded the company in 1790, seven generations of shoemakers, merchants and traders have shaped and moulded the Golden Boot into the highly respected and established institution it is today.

Golden Boot heritage photos

Continuing a legacy

Once a single residence in Gabriel’s Hill, the Golden Boot has come a long way since its establishment and since the expansion of our Ladies’ Shop in 2018, now occupies eight residences, including the original site. With a passion for innovative store design, unique products and world-class customer service, here at the Golden Boot, we continue to stand out from today’s homogenised high street.

Though, the extensive changes that the Golden Boot has gone through over the last 230 years do not end there. As well as preserving our heritage in our large and comprehensive shoe shop, the growth of our dedicated online shop has been key to our modernisation. Over the centuries, our reputation has been built on the quality of our products, our passion for and knowledge about footwear, but perhaps most importantly, trust in our expert advice and customer service. For this reason, we are dedicated to consistently delivering our superb instore fitting service online and over the phone.

Each member of our brilliant team is professionally trained and has a genuine interest in shoes and people. Whether shopping with us in our independent Maidstone store or online from the comfort of your home, we as a team at the Golden Boot whole-heartedly believe in delivering our customers an unforgettable shopping experience. We value your custom and can’t wait to assist you!

Edward Martin

Edward Randall Martin
7th Generation and Managing Director

Trustpilot

“Our family’s children’s school shoes have been bought from you for 3 generations. The well trained and polite staff always take their time to give the best service making the children feel special and the experience enjoyable.”

Jo W.

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