Got to admit, I bought more shoes from Pediwear than any other shoe shop, they also happen to be the first online retailer I dealt with. Pediwear’s core business is entry to medium level shoe brands: the big three entry level brands been Barker, Loake and Sanders; the big three for the medium level are Alfred Sargent, Crockett & Jones, and Tricker’s. Once past the medium level, one really does pay big bucks for small fine details and brand name.
The shoe shop began in Halifax in 1976, their web site was set up in 1998 and online store started in 1999. It has been a great move to online sales which enables them to stay ahead of the game to win and grow their business.
Mr Mike Small, the owner, and his brand managers Mr David Anscomb and Mr Stephen Bentley have been great to deal with both via online chat and emails. I need to point out having an live chat app on one’s site is a great convenience for the buyers, and the end result is people more likely to buy on the spot, instead of waiting for a response via email, which can take a few hours to one or two days.
I originally wanted to purchase a pair from Pediwear’s own Paragon line last year, but purchased a different brand from their store at the time. Luckily I didn’t, because the shoes are now at half price at £91.25 Ex VAT, so I decided to purchase 3 pairs.
The last is long smart round toe; the upper leather is very supple and soft, but also very veiny around the lace holes in the quarter. The sole of the shoes are a standout for its price; channelled welt on a curved sole, slightly thicker than other leather dress shoes I have and the hardest wearing out of them all.
My Pediwear Collection Port Isaac in Black, 27 last, size UK 6 Fitting E+
Purchased from Pediwear, Sale Price £91.25 ext. VATEdited by wurger - 7/10/14 at 7:49am