Top 10 Tips for Buying New Shoes

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Do you know exactly what you’re doing when your shoe shopping, or are you totally distracted by style or price and little else? When it comes to shoe shopping, you need to keep in mind more than fashion. For the sake of the comfort of your feet, you must also factor in things like function,…

Shoes that every man should own

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Shoes are a vital part of any outfit and the wrong shoes can quickly ruin an otherwise stylish look. If you want to look on trend, then here are some of the most important items of footwear to have in your wardrobe this year. Brogues Although these are dress shoes, they are so versatile. Originally…

Changes in Men’s Shoe Fashions

So, it seems our ancestors weren’t necessarily barefoot. Even though during the Medieval period, only the wealthy elite wore new shoes, the poor masses would still have worn some kind of protective foot covering. There was a widespread practice of repairing and remaking footwear that would have been made from leather and any other available…

How to wear a Mandal

Sandals or mandals: Here are some basic rules to follow to have the most appropriate summer feet: Flip-flops are best left for the gym, pool or beach. They are not only not particularly comfortable for urban walking, but your feet will pick up all manner of grime and dirt from the street. Its also a…

Making Your Wedding Day Personal To You

Spring is in the air and for many people, so are wedding bells as the most popular time for weddings in the UK begins – between April and September is when most people choose to get married as it is more likely that the weather will be good on the big day (although this is…
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A history of the Iconic Doctor Martens

Doctor Martens are one of the most popular shoes in the world and have a long and fascinating history. The first pair of Doctor Martens were invented by German doctor Klaus Maertens in 1945. Whilst he was out skiing, he was injured and said that his military boots were too uncomfortable for his injury. He…

The Most Iconic Footwear of the 20th Century

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Throughout the last century, fashion for feet has been stamping its mark on society. Shoes are an essential as well as a form of personal expression. With so many styles and brands of shoes out there, it is even more impressive that the shoes on this list have managed to stand head and shoulders above…

Why everyone should wear a pair of Dr Martens

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Dr Marten shoes and boots have been loved by generations since the sixties. They have always been fashionable but subtly so, a timeless classic of British footwear. They are cool, solid, sturdy shoes and boots that deserve a place in everyone’s shoe cupboard. Here we look at what makes this brand of footwear so popular.

A Guide to Winter Boots

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Now winter has well and truly made its presence felt, it might be time to renew your winter boots. There’s nothing worse than the feeling of cold, damp toes inside soggy boots that have past their prime. Here is your handy guide to what winter boots are on offer: Snow Boots While the UK doesn’t…

Christmas Party? Rock Your Look With Tamaris

This christmas, party with Tamiris. There have been 31,6 million pairs of Tamaris shoes sold. Being one of Europes largest selling brands it is clear to see why they are such an influence within the fashion sector. Tamaris have invested to make their products stylish, comfortable and durable. Antishokk – patented technology in the heel…

The Fascinating Future of Footwear

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Do you remember the awesome self-lacing sneakers in the Back to the Future 2 movie? Marty McFly had travelled to the future and was impressed by the light-up, automatic footwear. What was once sci-fi has become a reality with a new wave of ‘adaptive performance’ footwear being designed by the biggest names in the shoe…

What’s hot for feet this winter?

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Want to know what’s hot for feet as the cold weather approaches? This autumn and winter see some interesting trends emerge as the fashion shows reach their finale. So, what can expect the fashionistas to be donning over this festive season? Boots A huge range of boot styles have been on show for this autumn/winter…

The Journey of Relocation – New Store Opening for Cotter’s Shoes!

We have come along way since our business was established in 1947 by Jim Cotter. After operating in the Cattle Market , Eastgate Street and Northgate Street and have now relocated to Westgate Street! Mayor and Mayoress Steve and Sally Morgan cutting a ribbon opening Cotter’s Shoes new shop on Westgate Street, with the owners,…

The Importance of Correctly Fitted Shoes

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Image credit Buying shoes are not just about fashion and bagging a bargain. These things are important but the main focus should be the health and welfare of your feet. Shoes play a vital role in protecting our feet, cushioning the weight of your body and feeling comfortable so we can carry on with our…

This Autumn’s Shoe Trends

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Autumn is fast approaching, and with it comes a whole host of new shoe trends. The weather will be colder and wetter, so we can expect to see the standard ankle boots and on-trend trainers – but what about the truly trendy styles? Image Credit Here are four interesting shoe trends you will definitely see…

Padders Spring Summer Sandals now in – New styles available

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We are pleased to announce the new Padder’s Spring Summer Collection 2015, now available at Cotter’s Bar Shoes In particular a Padders Classic Nutmeg, has had a re vamp and is back in three exciting new colours as well as the addition of the stylish Honey and Laura, to complement the staples such as Coast…

Fitflop Spring Summer 2015 now in

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We are delighted to announce the Fitflop Spring Summer 2015 collection is now in at Cotter’s Bar Shoes Some of the fantastic new styles on offer include Novy Slide, Bloom Comfort Toe Post Sandals & Lulu, available in the toe post version or the slide version. We also have the classic Flora Toe Post available.…

Residents Weekend – 10% off at Cotter’s Bar Shoes

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Celebrate Residents Weekend 2015 in Gloucester – Friday 27th to Sunday 29th March 2015 – 10% off at Cotter’s Bar Shoes Plus many more savings through out the city. You can claim your free card in Eastgate Shopping Centre or the Tourist Centre Gloucester. Be sure to bring it with you when claiming your 10% discount.…

Sit on a slice of the Ancient Roman Northgate!

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What was left of the Ancient Roman Northgate was discovered on the current site of Cotter’s Bar Shoes. It was excavated on the premises and 4 sections remain and are featured in our shop. You can now sit on a slice of the ancient Roman Northgate which have been carefully converted into our comfortable seating…
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