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WESTWOODS Footwear delivers smiles & shoes to orphanage in Peru

In April our lovely Peruvian friend crossed the seas on a mission set to bring a day of happiness to a Peruvian orphanage nestled in the Andean mountains. The team carried a heavy pile of gifts including trainers,  clothes, toiletries and toys and the kids could not have been happier that day! Despite having struggled during the last two years due to the covid pandemic, the staff from the orphanage Señor de la Soledad felt really grateful and blessed to receive such a generous gift. “Thank you for thinking of... Read More


9-9.30am 1 person only allowed in store – so if you are nervous come to store at 9. KEEPING EVERYONE SAFE · Social distancing must be observed at all times – stay 2 meters apart · Hands should be sanitised or wear gloves provided when touching/trying on footwear · Pop socks should be used when trying on shoes · Shoes will be quarantined for 3 days after being tried on, you may try them on but you will be made aware of this · Card machine will be sanitised after... Read More


Waldläufer – Style, Quality & Width

Waldläufer, as you may have guessed from the umlaut, is a German brand. Home to a multitude of fantastic shoemakers, the majority of brands we stock are German, and Waldläufer are one of the very best. They are incredibly well made and look great, but what really sets them apart is their particular specifications with regard to size. They are specialists in wider fitting footwear, ranging from a G fit (roughly equivalent to a UK D/E) all the way to an M fit (about a UK EEEE). They are available... Read More

Synthetic Materials

The use of synthetic materials in the footwear industry has become increasingly popular in recent years, however, there is still some confusion over the pros and cons of synthetic options as opposed to more traditional material like leather. In our experience, many customers have been turned off of synthetic footwear after a bad experience with a pair many years ago. It is fair to say that these materials were distinctly inferior to leathers for many years, but the improvements made in recent years has made the comparison a lot closer.... Read More

Shoe Care – How to look after your favourites

Something we get asked about regularly is shoe care, so here’s a quick guide to help you look after yours. All shoes are slightly different so take this as a rough guide! Over time leathers can lose colour, either due to prolonged exposure to the sun, or more general wear and tear that makes the leather look tired. Polish works best when you want to put colour back into the leather, and also recapture that initial shine they once had, although sourcing the exact shade of polish to match your... Read More


Nordikas – Slippers Redefined

If you benefit from wearing a supportive, comfortable shoe throughout the day, then really you should be looking for the same specification in your slippers. Due to the footwear we specialise in we get a lot of requests from customers seeking a certain specification, having been referred from friends, family, chiropodists, or podiatrists. The particular requirements vary but one that has become increasingly common in recent years is the need for comfortable, supportive slippers, or as some call them “house shoes”. Many people wear sensible shoes when out and about,... Read More