One of the UK’s oldest shoe brands Northampton based Padders is well known for its wider fitting comfort footwear. Specialising in width fittings from D up to 6E the company was founded by Thomas Groocock in the early 1900s. Starting life manufacturing welted shoes they have been a constant innovator, making everything from famous beetle-crushers and winkle pickers to wedge platforms in the 1970s.

The introduction of the Padders brand came in the 1980s with the objective of making shoes that could deliver all day comfort. Today their range of slippers and adjustable fitting shoes deliver just that and as demand has grown the brand has increasingly focussed on providing orthotic solutions to remedy ailments and improve foot health. Its range of orthotics considered amongst the best on the market.

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