During a day out in Keswick with Sue he spotted the perfect shop on Lake Road which would become the fire to encourage them both open more. They started with one member of staff (who had over 20 years experience in the trade) and now has grown to 25. 6 months later and after a day walking around Penrith another shop appeared there. This was the story for next few years as a second Penrith shop and a shop in Cockermouth also came to light.
Everything was going so well until the November floods of 2009. They then started the travelling shoe shop, touring all the villages of the surrounding areas of Cockermouth with pop up shops. These shops included village halls, pubs and restaurants, anywhere you could get a van full of shoes into! The support was so over whelming that it has become an annual event in January.