Clarks coup for Ilkeston shoe shop

Sam Ward, business partner at Show Me Shoes which now stocks Clarks shoes at its Ilkeston shop.
Sam Ward, business partner at Show Me Shoes which now stocks Clarks shoes at its Ilkeston shop.

An Ilkeston footwear shop has announced that it is now stocking Clarks shoes.

The ‘Tiser revealed earlier this month how Show Me Shoes was to become the only official stockist of the retail giant’s range in the town.

Shoppers have been unable to buy Clarks shoes in Ilkeston since Brantano’s fell into liquidation in 2017 and the former store in the old Co-op building ceased trading in 2013.

But now Sam Ward and Chamina Taylor, business partners at Show Me Shoes, are delighted Clarks has finally returned to the town.

“I’m hoping it will encourage more people into the town centre to come and visit us,” said Sam.

“I’ve had parents saying that they were sick of travelling miles to get school shoes, and the bonus of course is when they visit our store, they will see all the other great shops that Ilkeston has to offer, which can only boost our local area more and I’m looking forward to welcoming everybody to come and see our great ranges in time for September.”

Show Me Shoes’ Clarks stock ranges from babies first shoes, first walkers, junior and senior school sizes as well as men and women’s styles and sizes.

It also has a shop located in Mansfield and in addition to Clarks, stocks a wide range of shoes from brands such as Hush Puppy, Joe Browns and Hotter.