This year, the Grundy’s Shoes family are celebrating our 150th year trading as a family business, which we’re pretty proud of! With some members of our team having worked at the store for over a decade, they’ve definitely learnt some handy tips and tricks along the way!

We’re here to make your shoe shopping experience the best it can be, so we’ve asked a few of our staff members for any handy hints they have to give YOU to make your lives easier.

One of our favourites is the good old ‘sock on the footbed’ trick! If you’ve seen the video we posted on our Grundy’s Shoes Facebook page, it’s a real winner!

When wearing shoes that require low cut socks or no socks, you’re either constantly pulling up the socks as they slide down, or bearing the smell if you decide not to wear socks at all – right?? Well, have you tried putting the sock over the footbed (if it’s removable of course)? This way, you’ll still feel like you’re wearing socks, but instead of slipping down, they’ll stay put!


Watch our video here to see a step-by-step of how it’s done.


More tips and tricks from our staff….


“If you’re going on an overseas trip, make sure you think ahead and purchase the shoes you’ll need in advance. This saves the last-minute stress of finding travel-appropriate shoes, and if they require wearing in, you’ll have time to do so.”


  • We get our new season shoes in at least a few months before that season actually starts, so don’t wait until mid-way through Winter to find your Winter shoes as there’s probably not going to be much stock left!



“When you come in to try on any closed in shoes, bring your favourite pair of socks to try them on with. You’ll be much more comfortable wearing your own socks, and you’ll know how they feel in the shoes before purchasing them!”



“When you go travelling, pop a few loose (sealed) strips of band aids underneath the inner sole of your shoes. If you happen to get a blister, you’ll have some ready to go!”



“After applying polish to your shoes and letting it settle in, run an old stocking across it a few times to buff it up and give it that extra shine – it comes up a treat!”



“Keep the shoeboxes of your winter boots (or any shoes for that matter), and put tissue paper in the box. At the end of the season, wipe down the boots and stuff them with tissue paper before putting them away. This keeps them looking brand new!”


“If you have a special occasion (wedding, christening etc) bring in a photo of your outfit to help us find the perfect shoes to complement it!”


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