We were born in 1971 in York, founded by Catherine Paver, an ambitious mum to be proud of, who took out a £200 bank loan (she told them for a sofa!) to fund her new business passion to find the perfect style for everyone’s feet.
We started off small, at village halls and house parties, and through her desire to source and sell shoes that fit well and look great, our company began to grow. Cathy was later joined by her sons, Graham, Stuart (Managing Director) and Ian, who have helped to nurture the family business and this desire, drive and passion to be a leader in stylish yet high quality comfort footwear.
Hi there Sole-mate, thanks for seeking us out and visiting our website! Ultimately, we want you to be as relaxed and comfortable as your feet are sure to be when you make a purchase with us.
We realise that shopping with a newly discovered company can be a bit of a daunting experience, so to put your mind at ease, let’s be friends, get to know us, this is who we are and what we do!