Christmas as Strolling 4 Shoes

Christmas at Strolling 4 Shoes (to the tune of ‘While shepherds watched’!!) Strolling 4 Shoes is open now With gift ideas galore There’s slippers for gran and socks for dad Come on in – there’s so much more! For the girls we’ve got those really warm tights That’ll keep them warm when it’s cold Or patterned ones for a Christmas night out Florals, checks or spots – be bold! We’ve Roka bags – they’re all the rage With their range of colours and style They make great gifts for everyone... Read More


On the 6th and 7th of September The Tour of Britain comes to town. With the cyclists and all that lycra How could anyone feel down!   With all this buzz and excitement The town should come alive. And with all the extra visitors Our businesses should thrive!   At the end of the month is Taste Cumbria – An event that attracts the masses. The Main Street becomes an open-air feast Let’s toast it, with our glasses!   Whilst you’re watching the cycle racing, Or sampling a Cumbrian treat,... Read More

July’s ditty

Well, ‘Flaming June’ lived up to its’ name Let’s hope that July gives us more of the same! With the sun in the sky both day and night Dining al fresco is a regular sight.   Our summer clothes are getting some wear Arms and legs are on show – as short as we dare! Even our feet are getting a tan In our toe-posts and mules………because we can!   You’ll find that your sandals are getting worn out Through wearing them constantly – well just about! To look gorgeous... Read More

A poem for June………..(not the lady from next door on the TV advert!!)

    It’s ‘Flaming June’ so the saying goes Hope you’re feeling summery from your head to your toes. Time for the nail polish – will it be red or a pink? For your feet – sandals or toe-posts? What do you think?   Whether you’re staying at home or going abroad We’ve got footwear for you – you’ll never get bored! Wear colours by day and metallics at night They’re so light in weight – won’t cost more for the flight!   We’ve got sandals and flip flops from... Read More

Spring is on the Way ……….

The roadworks in Cockermouth are nearly done For all concerned it’s not been fun. Penrith’s as bad – road’s up for the gas Hard work for these towns? It most certainly has!   But Spring is here (?) and the daffs are out (well nearly!) And we’ve got loads to shout about. Our stock is currently pouring in Much to the delivery mans chagrin!   There’s boxes and boxes and boxes of shoes To brush away those winter blues So come take a look, we hope you like what you... Read More

The trip to the Shoe Fair

    Andrew’s been to MODA To see next winters’ shoes But from all the stock on offer Which ones will he choose?   Each brand has hundreds on offer But he wants only twenty! He picks them up and puts them down For what he wants – there’s plenty.   The rep. And Andrew take a table He’s finally made his choice. Then along comes Sue, the spanner in the works Who’s suddenly found a voice!   ‘What about this one?’ Sue will say As she brings it to... Read More

A Winters Tale

So, where has all this snow come from? It should be sunny and bright! But at Strolling 4 Shoes we’ll make light of the weather With a laugh and a joke to keep you right!   We’ve still got winter shoes and boots This week on a half price deal! ‘Oh wow, that’s good’ I hear you say ‘Must go, that price is a steal!’   This half price sale will end on Sat. At the end of the half-term break And then we’re into bright spring shoes Just right... Read More

Cupid’s Month

Its Cupid’s month and hearts abound cards are sent and new love’s found. Bouquets of roses and boxes of chocs To the restaurant for dinner, couples all flock.   But what should they wear on their feet for this meal? Should they wear flats or a bit of a heel? Where are they going? Is it dress up or dress down? Strolling 4 Shoes has the answer – we’re just in town!   For a touch of romance why not try Ruby Shoo? With these on your feet, you’ll never... Read More

We are Family ………..

Strolling 4 Shoes truly is a family affair. Andrew & Sue (mum and dad) opened their 1st shop in 2005, although Andrew’s family have been retailing footwear since the late 1800’s, and now have shops in Penrith and Cockermouth and a website ( Eldest son, Gus, is now also in the shoe trade working as an agent representing Italian and Spanish manufacturers all over the UK. Gus and his dad have designed, in collaboration with a small Spanish factory, a collection of shoes for both men and ladies which are... Read More

Ode to January

Everyone’s suffering from the January blues So why not buy a new pair of shoes? There are colours galore, not just black and brown To lift your spirits when you’re feeling down Our sale is still on, there’s a bargain to grab So come take a look, they really are fab! We’ve got long boots and short boots and some in-between To appreciate fully they’ve got to be seen! We have shoes that can lace-up or slip on your feet Shoes that can handle the rain, snow or sleet Shoes... Read More