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27/03/2017

Trend Alert: Metallic Shoes

Spring has officially sprung and both the weather and style forecasts agree; it’s time to shine. If you’ve been to visit any of our stores recently you may have noticed that some shiny new styles have taken up residence in our trend fixtures. And when we say shiny, we mean shiny, as one of the hot new trends to walk away from this season’s catwalk shows is Metallic Shoes. ‘Versatile’ and ‘go-to’ may not be the first things to cross your mind when it comes to metallic shoes but trust... Read More

24/03/2017
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New Brand: Irregular Choice Kids

In a world of black school shoes and neutral ballet pumps it’s understandable that girls should want to find something a little more unique to wear on their feet. While ruby and glass slippers may be out on practical grounds, there is a brand that offers a magical alternative… Meet Irregular Choice. Irregular Choice was created in 1999 by Dan Sullivan in response to the conservative shoe trends of the late 90s. The brand caters to those who want to stand out from the crowd with absolutely nothing off limits... Read More

24/03/2017
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New Charles Clinkard Shoe Stores

This month sees the opening of not one, but two new Charles Clinkard stores! The first new store, opened on 9th March, is a women’s shoes concession in department store de Gruchy, in Jersey. de Gruchy is one of the oldest department store retailers in the UK and the largest in the Channel Islands, celebrating over 200 years of trading in Jersey. Part of the fabric of St. Hellier, de Grucy occupies a prime position on King Street in the town’s main shopping area. Brands that will be stocked at... Read More

21/03/2017

5 fun ways to spend Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so we’ve put together some suggestions of things to do this Sunday which you’ll enjoy as much as Mum will! Whatever your budget, there’s nothing Mum will appreciate more than time spent together. She’s your own personal superwoman, so celebrate and spoil her on Sunday and she’ll go to bed feeling as special as she makes you feel every day. Shop ‘til you drop Who doesn’t love a good shopping spree? Whether you prefer hunting for unique pieces in the shops of Shrewsbury, browsing boutiques in... Read More

17/03/2017
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Men’s dress shoes: a guide to buying your next pair

Every man needs at least one good-quality, timeless pair of dress shoes in his wardrobe. They’ll create the foundation for any outfit you wear to a formal event, and last you for years — or even decades — if you invest in the right pair and look after them properly. However, with so many different styles on the market, it can be difficult to settle on a pair. In this guide, you’ll find all the information you’ll need to make the best possible decision. Read now if you want to... Read More

16/03/2017

Zombie Run UK for Butterwick Hospice

Run for your lives! It’s a Sunday morning. You wake up. You’re in the middle of a zombie outbreak. Last weekend, a team of Charles Clinkard staff from Head Office and the stores took on a 5K run through Hamsterly Forest with tough obstacles along the way. Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, we were constantly surprised by, chased and ‘infected’ by zombies! Zombies, it turns out, make excellent personal trainers. Of course, they were just people in disguise. Very convincing disguise… Setting off from the start line with three... Read More

09/03/2017
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What to know when buying new office shoes

We wear our work shoes every day, so it’s worth finding the perfect pair. It’s a serious business, buying your new work shoes. Okay, not quite as serious as some of the terrifyingly serious and possibly apocalyptic stuff going on right now but, hey, we’re here to talk shoes, so let’s stay on topic. So yes, it’s important to get it right when it comes to your new office shoes. We’re talking about your go-to, contestant companions every single day here. The pair that you slip on every morning. The... Read More

02/03/2017

Toms Shoes at Charles Clinkard

It all started with shoes. You’re probably already familiar with TOMS. You know, that brand that make super comfortable shoes with an eco-responsible story? TOMS are one of the latest brands to arrive at Charles Clinkard, so we’ve put together some info about how the brand began and how your purchase of TOMS kids’ shoes will help a child in need. What does TOMS stand for? Believe it or not, TOMS wasn’t founded by some guy named Tom. TOMS was in fact started by a traveller named Blake Mycoskie, who... Read More

28/02/2017

New shoes for trek student from WW1 soldier’s company

A HISTORIC battle united the generations when retail chain Charles Clinkard said ‘thank you’ to a student who raised funds for modern day war heroes. Durham University student Jordan Blunsom’s efforts in walking 950-miles to the Somme to raise cash for Walking with the Wounded resonated with Charles Clinkard, which owes its very existence to the dark days of the same conflict. So we donated shoes to Jordan to replace the ones worn out on his epic journey. In 1916, Charles Clinkard, the founder of the business, was badly injured fighting at... Read More

23/02/2017

Charles Clinkard Wins Multiple Footwear Retailer of the Year 2017

The top players in the footwear sector were recognised in a stunning awards ceremony on Sunday night at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham. The 19th February marked the sixth anniversary of annual awards programme the Footwear Industry Awards. Organised by Datateam Business Media, the awards are designed to recognise the top footwear brands, retailers and individuals of the past 12 months. Charles Clinkard won Multiple Footwear Retailer of the Year 2017. A Footwear Industry Award is an independent stamp of endorsement, and this year marks the third occasion Charles Clinkard has... Read More

22/02/2017

What shoes should I wear with a black dress?

There is a reason why classics are classics: it’s because they work, and they keep on working. The little black dress is one such example; it’s put in such hard sartorial graft it’s even earned its own abbreviation. The LBD is partywear made easy. Forget diamonds – the black dress is a girls’ true best friend. There’s nothing better than black for benevolently skimming your lumps and bumps. You just need to buy one, a good one, and the dress will take it from there. It’s your shoes, however, that... Read More

20/02/2017

Charles Clinkard team’s daring leap for charity

A huge congratulations to our brave staff from Charles Clinkard HQ who made a daring leap for charity this weekend! The 11,000ft tandem skydive was in aid of Butterwick Hospice, who provide invaluable respite care to – among many others – ten- year-old Manisha Hawkes, the stepdaughter of web dispatch operator Paul Hopper and his wife Shelley. Manisha was born with cerebral palsy and suffers from blindness, epilepsy and has to use a wheelchair, requiring 24-hour care. Manisha attends the Butterwick Hospice for respite care from Thursdays to Sundays every few weeks, taking... Read More