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“My dog hates my Bill Bird shoes!”

Victor Steadman and Ben visit Bill Bird Shoes' Cotswolds workshop to pick up his bespoke fell boots.

Victor Steadman used to walk many miles a day until a spinal injury and subsequent wear to his right ankle, followed by surgery to rebuild his foot reduced his mobility considerably.

The pain he experienced when walking prevented him from getting out and about, which was terrible for him but delighted his ten-year-old golden retriever, Ben.

But that has all changed now thanks to his new fell boots crafted by the bespoke shoemakers at Bill Bird Shoes in the Cotswolds.

“I am now walking around 8 miles a day, so it’s no wonder Ben is complaining,” said Victor.

“Previously I’d had some NHS orthotic shoes made but they just weren’t comfortable. I found Bill Bird Shoes in an internet search and I was pleased to find they were only two hours away from us in Corsham, Wiltshire.

“I had my first pair in August and picked up my second pair today (23.1.19). They have had a commando sole fitted to ensure I don’t wear them out!”

Bill Bird said he was delighted to craft the fell boots for Victor that allow him to walk with confidence and in comfort – and hopes he hasn’t upset Ben too much!

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“An extra ordinary pair of bespoke boots made by Bill Bird…”

Our bespoke shoemakers at Bill Bird Shoes in the Cotswolds and London

The team at Bill Bird Shoes in Gloucestershire is always pleased to hear from happy clients so imagine our delight when we received this email and photos…

“An extra ordinary pair of bespoke boots made by Bill Bird, Russell, Emily, Becks and Chris…magical experience….magical boots…from an eternally grateful pair of feet and their owner.” Cherie

Bespoke shoemaker Emily and Cherie check the comfort and fit of her new boots at Bill Bird Shoes' Cotswold workshop
Bespoke shoemaker Emily and Cherie check the comfort and fit of her new boots at Bill Bird Shoes’ Cotswold workshop
Cherie takes a look at her new boots from bespoke shoemakers' Bill Bird Shoes in the Midlands
Cherie takes a look at her new boots
Cherie checks her new made to measure boots from bespoke shoemakers' Bill Bird Shoes in Gloucestershire
Cherie checks over her new made to measure boots

 

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Bill Bird Shoes catches up with a celebrity client

Bill Bird with David Graham - alias Parker, Grandpa Pig and Wise Old Elf - at Bill Bird Shoes' fitting room in Grey Flannel London

We were delighted to chat with our loyal client David Graham recently. David’s career in theatre, TV and film spans almost 60 years and today he is probably best known for providing the voice of Parker in Thunderbirds – both in the iconic TV series of the 60s and the recent film sequels – Grandpa Pig in the hugely popular children’s cartoon series Peppa Pig and the Wise Old Elf in Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom series that regularly appears on Nick Jnr.

David Graham said: “I have the highest regard for Bill and his team. The quality of work is excellent.

“People who don’t know I have a foot problem would hardly be able to tell. Someone in the profession would notice but no-one else. I’ve had at least 15 pairs of shoes from Bill Bird and I usually see Bill in London at Grey Flannel where I buy my clothes.

“Bill has enabled me to walk with a handicap more or less normally. The quality of his work is excellent. I have nothing but praise for him. Bill is such a nice bloke and I’m glad he’s got such a marvellous team.

“I am very grateful to Bill that his shoes have allowed me to pursue a successful career without anyone being any the wiser.”

Read David’s full testimonial here.