About Us

We're proud to be Southeast London's experts in wide shoe fittings.

Established in 1954, Wide Shoes in Welling supply perfectly fitting shoes to our customers, a skill that has been handed down through generations of the Bowles family.

Our Story

Wide Shoes of Welling was originally founded in 1954, having been opened by another father-son duo. Raymond Bowles purchased the business in 1980 and after he retired in 2011, his son Steve took over the running of the store. Steve’s daughter Kirstie now also works in the shop, with three generations of the Bowles family running the store.

We are a family-run business and pride ourselves on our commitment to customer service and quality. Our reliable staff offer expert advice, with many satisfied customers returning time and time again.

The business is recommended by podiatrists, chiropodists and hospitals, as many of our customers have conditions such as diabetes, oedema, arthritis, prosthetic limbs and many other medical conditions. As well as this, we also accommodate for those who just have slightly wider than average feet.

We sell various comfortable widths starting from an E up to 8E fitting for ladies and gentlemen. May of our shoes have multiple fitting options to accommodate orthotics and braces. All of our shoes are of a high standard and quality, with up-to-date styles.

At Wide Shoes Limited, our goal is to advise on the requirements of the customer for their shoes. Not only for people with slightly wider feet, but for those with more serious conditions; this is why we find our business so rewarding.
Steven Bowles
Director and Owner
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