Why choose Padders?

Watch 'Our Promise' video

Comfort, technology and design

Clearly the world, footwear and fashions have changed immensely since family run business T Groocock & Co (Rothwell) Ltd was founded in 1914. Its origins lie in the manufacture of footwear in the UK and worldwide - a role requiring a very broad and detailed understanding of footwear design, manufacture and component resourcing.

Such extensive shoe making experience provided an invaluable base when T Groocock launched its own brand Padders, which now forms their core business.

Padders' reputation is based on nearly 100 years experience of quality shoemaking, coupled with a forward thinking strategy and considerable investment in technology and innovation.

What makes Padders' shoes so comfy?

It's all about feelgoodfeet™, Padders' own unique system of design and manufacture producing exceptionally comfortable and supportive footwear. feelgoodfeet™ has been independently recognised by the industry's premier research and testing organisation SATRA; who gave Padders feelgoodfeet™ one of the highest ever scores, in their footwear Comfort Index tests.

 

 

Comfort is our trademark

Padders have the concept of comfort so well sewn up that feelgoodfeet is our very own trademark. It's a word the sums up our unique approach to creating the ultimate in comfy footwear for men and women, with styles and materials based on exhaustive research into the physiology of feet. Using our own systems of design and manufacture, we've gone right back to basics to work out how shoes can be made lighter, more comfortably supportive and durable. 

 

KEY INFORMATION

Made in Britain

Manufactured in our Kettering Factory, we are very proud to offer our ever growing Made in Britain collection.

Dual-Fit system

Gives you flexibility by simply removing the footbed to convert to the wider fit. This also gives more depth, making dual fit footwear great if using orthotics.

Padotics friendly

Designed to be worn alone or with our very own 'Padotics'. The deep footbed within these shoes offers high comfort during wear. Our innovative Padotics ensure that the comfort and corrective support can again be achieved simultaneously.

Memory Foam

Guaranteed to keep you comfy at home, all our slippers offer the benefits of memory foam, for sublime underfoot comfort.

Ultra Comfort

Styles designed with removable padded footbeds for supreme underfoot comfort.

Lightweight

Super lightweight soles for superior underfoot comfort, incorporating the revolutionary Padders Padotic system.

VAT exempt

Vat relief can be claimed on Padders products marked 6E (womens) or K (mens) fitting for medical conditions. Call us for a VAT relief declaration form on 01536 534977 or order online.

 

The Healthy Footwear Guide

The Healthy Footwear Guide know that footwear can have a significant effect on foot health and general well being so choosing good shoes is crucial. To find out more information about their aims, visit their website

Testimonials

Click here to read a selection of comments from our customers.

Padders' reputation is based on over 100 years experience of quality shoemaking, coupled with a forward thinking strategy and considerable investment in technology and innovation. Padders have the concept of comfort so well sewn up that feelgoodfeet™ is our very own trademark. It's a word that sums up our unique approach to creating the ultimate in comfy footwear for men and women, with styles and materials based on exhaustive research into the physiology of feet. Using our own systems of design and manufacture, we've gone right back to basics to work out how shoes can be made lighter, more comfortably supportive and durable. Result - feet that feel good from dawn 'till dusk!

Most of our shoes have leather uppers, linings and cushioned leather insoles. They are made for maximum comfort with padded collars around the heel to perfectly support the foot. Most of Padders shoes are also adjustable, to facilitate easy access and ease of use. A wider fitting is made possible by removal of the footbed. This also allows orthosis to be added where required.

Here at Padders we offer a huge range of men's and ladies wide fitting, comfort leather footwear. A variety of lace up and touch and close casual walking shoes with leather uppers, linings and insoles. The soles are made from PU giving a hard wearing, lightweight sole.

Elegant evening shoes made from super soft nappa leathers in beautiful designs.
Ankle and full length soft leather boots with low heels - great for town or country.
Memory foam slippers in a huge range of colours - beige, navy, teal, pink, burgundy, brown, black ,camel, pink, lilac and red.
Wellingtons in great fun designs.
Stylish leather sandals available all year round.
Traditional 'welted' look designs that fit perfectly from the first moment you put them on.