Padders Centenary

Padders was founded in 1914 and are celebrating 100 years of trading. They are still a family owned business with the same standards and values that the 'Padders' brand is famous for.

The vision to this day, is still inspired by the values and standards established by the present owners grandfather, Thomas Groocock, to produce high quality shoes without compromising comfort for style.

In 1982, the company successfully launched the Padders brand aiming to deliberately move away from high fashion towards a more mature market that was steadily expanding. The 'Feelgoodfeet' concept was created and still is, all about exceptional comfort and support, which was independently recognised by the industry's premier research and testing organisation SATRA, who gave Padders 'Feelgoodfeet' one of the highest ever scores in their footwear Comfort Index tests.