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 as we want to ensure you receive your purchase swiftly and hassle free. All goods are dispatched on their Mainland UK Next Working Day service* - Domestic shipping is charged at £3.99 (*FREE OVER £100).

*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).

With DPD you will receive text alerts and email notifications of your 1 hour time slot on the morning of delivery.

If you require any assistance with your delivery at any point don’t hesitate to contact us on 01622 752349.

Unfortunately we cannot always guarantee next day delivery on sale items which can take 1-3 days.

DPD Local deliver 8am—6pm Monday—Friday.

First Shoes at The Golden Boot

Expertly fitted - we’ve been taking care of tiny toes since 1790

A British, independently run family business, the Golden Boot are proud specialists in fitting first shoes for little feet. We have been helping children explore in comfort and confidence for over 230 years. Our team are fully trained and highly experienced in measuring and fitting that perfect pair of shoes; from the moment they start walking, through the years of growth and development, up until they move into the adult sizes.

Correctly fitted shoes are an important part of the development of tiny feet and here at the Golden Boot we want to ensure that this special moment is memorable and treasured. We have a dedicated first shoe department in store with a great range of shoes, a smooth, easy, enjoyable fitting process and a beautiful gift pack to take away with you.

Little Feet and Developing Movement - why are first shoes so important?

A baby’s foot is very soft and contains no fully formed bones. Nerve endings are still developing and the soft cartilage can be easily moulded into the wrong shape if restricted.

We advise that little feet should be measured every 6 to 8 weeks.

As part of our routine in-store service, we will re-measure and check your child’s existing shoes whenever you pop in.

Our Shoe Fitting Process

Your child’s feet are unique, every child develops at their own pace and for this reason fitted shoes are vital for healthy feet. Our expertly trained fitters will use a guage to measure your child’s feet for both width and length, before introducing the suitable footwear range for your child’s stage of development and offer you a selection of shoes to try on and ensure that perfect fit.

We carefully select our First Shoe range to encompass styles that are specifically tailored for tiny feet. Our selection provides gentle protection and maximum flexibility, whilst also ensuring enough grip to aid stability, without restricting natural movement. We only fit shoes made from high quality durable materials and every style has easy to manage fastenings.
Our favourite first shoe brands include Start-rite, Bobux and Clarks.

Shop Cruising Shoes

Cruising is the stage when your child pulls themselves up and stands whilst supporting themselves, indicating that they are on their way to their first independent steps. Cruisers are very flexible shoes, that have toe bumpers to protect toes whilst crawling or cruising and offer that inital support to help your child on their way to walking.

Shop First Shoes

When your child takes that leap of faith and takes their first tottering steps, their first pair of shoes will give them extra confidence on their feet. Whilst remaining flexible and soft with lots of padding, our first shoes offer integral support and protection for your little ones toes.

Shop Walking Shoes

As well as stocking a huge selection of wonderful branded shoes like Bobux, Geox, Kickers, Timberland and Primigi, we’re also the largest Independent stockist of Clarks and Start-rite in the UK. We work closely with all the brands associated with The Golden Boot, to ensure we develop the perfect collection for our customers each season.


Discover the advantages of joining our Golden Boot loyalty scheme, and how to purchase our unique “my first shoes” keepsake bundle!


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