Mention shoes to our boys down in the warehouse right now, and they might get a little skittish. They may start twitching. To be fair to them, they have just unpacked several … thousand … pairs of Hampton Classic shoes.

Our canvas range is outstanding this year and we’ve been swamped by mail orders. The postroom is dotted towers of shoeboxes soon to be winging their way to little pairs of feet worldwide. This is only a small exaggeration – promise! The range is vast and features a variety of styles and colours suitable for girls and boys and perfect for any occasion this summer. Our particular favourite is the blue and white striped Nantucket, we only wish our feet were small enough to fit in them! A special mention is due to Liz, who expertly photographed almost every item on the website, including the Hampton Classics. One satisfied customer declared that her new Marthas “looked as great as they did on the website”. Praise indeed!

The shoe department isn’t limited to Hampton Classics, as our regular store customers will know. If we’ve been a little hesitant in offering our full shoe range online, it’s simply because we can’t offer the excellent shoe-fitting service online that you’ll get in store. However, the people have spoken! We’re very excited to say that a small range of Geox shoes are now available online, as well as Crocs and pretty Clarys shoes all in time for summer. But don’t worry! We haven’t forgotten how unpredictable and unfavourable British weather can be, so our Wellington boots will be available all year round too.