Ruby Shoesday

They say you can tell who’ll get off the train at Hebden Bridge by their footwear. We say yes, isn’t that great! Anyway, if it’s a gorgeous pair of lace-up ankle boots or some French polka dot mid-heels you spotted on the 4:58 from Manchester, they probably came from Rubyshoesday.

Heidi & Vicky and their super-friendly team have been dressing the feet of footwear fans since 2006. Today, their beautiful shop stocks more than 400 women’s and men’s styles, many handpicked at shows in Milan, Dussledorf and London, and most of them made in Europe or Britain.

Quality and comfort go without saying. What really sets pulses racing are the irresistible styles, breathtaking colours, and a chanceto bag something truly original and special. As well as big names including Birkenstock, Art Company,Fly London and Loake, there are plenty of exciting designers here that you won’t see anywhere else in the UK, like Rovers, Clamp and Patrizia Bonfanti.

The variety is amazing, with winter essentials like sheepskin slippers or knee-length boots through to gorgeous summer pumps and sandals from just £30. You can even buy a stunning Roka bag (let’s face it, you’ll need one for carrying your old shoes home in). If you can’t get to Hebden, just order online with optional click & collect. We reckon the only way this place could be any better is if there were two of them. Oh, that’s handy, there’s an Ambleside shop as well!