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Our Story

Stampede opened its doors for the first time in 2005. Since then we have gone from strength to strength winning multiple awards including 2020 New Children’s Independent Retailer of the Year at The National Footwear Industry Awards and our most recent award being Kidswear Independent of the Year 2023 at the Draper Awards. In 2015 we moved to our current town centre location, giving us plenty of space to expand our children’s clothing range to sit alongside our extensive range of footwear. I took over the business in 2017 shortly after becoming a mother and sadly thereafter being diagnosed with Parkinson’s. As a mother and with a background in anatomy, I believed the children’s footwear industry was a perfect fit for my career progression. This also allows me to adapt (using my strong team) as my Parkinson’s worsens.    

Stampede stocks many different brands from all over the world with a strong emphasis on beautiful European designs from cool to school. Our broad range allows us to cater not only for different tastes and styles but also different foot shapes and needs. We are members of the society of shoe-fitters and offer specialist shoe fitting for orthotics and special needs.

All our staff have a passion for providing excellent customer service and are fully trained Shoefitters. Our team takes a real interest in you and your children. The children love our play house under the stairs full of toys. The house changes through the seasons (beach hut, pirate ship, gingerbread house) making it extra fun for the kids to explore. It all helps to make your child feel comfortable and provides a great distraction for accompanying siblings. We make the shoe shopping experience a fun experience.

In the current financial climate, we understand the difficulties parents are facing. We have a variety of stock to suit all pockets. We also reward our loyal customers with a £15 voucher within a point-based scheme. In addition to this we offer a twins discount and have a refer a friend scheme which entitles both parties to 10% off.

We thank you for choosing to shop with our small independent business and look forward to welcoming you in store soon.

Donna and the Stampede team.


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