The Shoe Shack describes itself as selling quality footwear at low prices and the shoes displayed in the shop echoes this; there are good quality, stylish shoes for adults and children, all at decent prices.
Kashif Butt, the owner, says that since the shop opened several months back, customers have been appreciative and supportive. Several have commented on the fact that Wellingborough has ‘needed this type of shoe shop’, thus filling the gap in the market, and have also complimented him on the reasonable price of the products. School shoes and footwear for children have drawn parents into the store in search of that fine balance of quality and cost.
In addition to filling the gap in the market, the shop is based in Market Street, which is an ideal location as it is close to the town centre and attracts high levels of footfall. However, customers can also shop from the convenience of their home, as The Shoe Shack provides online shopping. People shopping on the website can have their order delivered to their home or ‘click and collect’ free from the shop.
The online store existed before the shop in Market Street. On querying the reason for Kashif opening a physical shop, he states that, although convenient and popular, the online experience is not quite the same as customers being able to touch, feel and try on the products he sells in the shop.
When the shop first opened, the community spirit of Wellingborough was much appreciated by Kashif, as neighbouring shop owners were friendly and supportive. He cites Kings Barbers and Lawrence Jewellers, both as being particularly helpful.
The Shoe Shack’s policy of providing good solid footwear, while keeping prices down seems to be the magic formula for their early success!
FIVE TOP REASONS TO VISIT:
– Good quality shoes
– Competitive, affordable prices
– Special offers throughout the year
– Online store offering free ‘click and collect’ option
– Helpful, friendly staff
The Shoe Shack, 34 Market Street, Wellingborough NN8 1AT
Tel: 01933 741545
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm / Sunday 10am to 4pm