Lake District Staycation

The best footwear to navigate your way around the stunning Lake District With holidays being quite an unlikely venture this year, why not visit the Lake District? One of the largest national parks in England, The Lake District has so much to offer! Spectacular scenery, wildlife and history which can be embraced by all the family. It is also home to some of the most incredible restaurants, bars and pubs as well as great accommodation from cosy B&B’s to 5-star spa hotels! The Lake District has thousands of independent retailers... Read More

Shop Reopening Guide

Your Safety is our Priority If you are feeling unwell or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay at home and self isolate. You can still browse and make a purchase from our website, offering free delivery, so you can shop til your heart’s content from the comfort of your own home. Cockermouth Please enter from Main Street Penrith Please enter from Cornmarket Step 1 – Arriving at Our Shops Its time to Shop! If you’d like to make a purchase in-store, we would love it if you could pre-select your... Read More

Sue’s Top Ladies Shoes For Summer 2020

Whether you’re walking the dog, heading into town for some fresh air or are doing the weekly shop; being in lockdown doesn’t mean your feet can’t look and feel great. Find out which summer shoes Sue Marshall has picked as her ‘must-have’ favourites to wear this season. Softinos One word: fab! I picked these because I’ve worn Softinos for years. They always use really soft, quality leathers and are stitched specifically so the seams run over your feet in the right places without digging in. I love the colour and... Read More

Going out with Roka

New Year, new you? At Strolling4Shoes, we’re wondering how many of you have taken on the typical new year’s focus on improving your health, exercising more and eating better? If moving more is one of your New Year’s resolutions and you’re looking for ways to get active, luckily for us in Cumbria, we’re surrounded by amazing sights and walks to help keep our waistlines trim and feeling fitter. Whether it’s strolling around town, walking the dog, or hiking up a mountain; being prepared and packing everything you need will ensure... Read More

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