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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 10th April, 2021)

Another closure


Another closure
We will only see the full extent of what can reopen on Mon April 12th.

Photo: Edna Halliday  (HUAWEI)
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Comment by: Jarvo on 10th April 2021 at 08:02

It was only a matter of time for these types of shops who sell cheap made footwear that fall apart after a week or so. I'm surprised they survived as long as they did

Comment by: Rubyshoes on 10th April 2021 at 08:56

The town centre was a sad place before the pandemic hit. Only time will tell if it will ever recover.

Comment by: Mick on 10th April 2021 at 08:58

All on the internet now, no need for shoe shops

Comment by: Garry on 10th April 2021 at 09:17

That will be a familiar sign in months to come, sadly.

Comment by: Veronica on 10th April 2021 at 09:45

I never used this shop for shoes or any like it. I feel I have to go into a shoe shop to try shoes on. It's a bad idea ordering shoes on the internet. Not so bad if you have perfect feet but a no no from me definitely. Children need to have their feet measured especially. Good photo Edna, another portent of things to come.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 10th April 2021 at 09:50

I suffer with gout and have only been able to wear sandals since last August....I can't get my shoes on. I bought some wedge heeled sandals from Shoezone last August and have worn them constantly both inside and outside the house for seven months and they have been a godsend. Sadly they are now beginning to crack. I bought a second pair which I have kept upstairs and they are now about to be used and will hopefully see me through the Summer. I can't vouch for all Safestyle shoes but my sandals have been fantastic and I for one am sorry to see the Closing Down sign. Long gone are the days of Timpson's and Freeman, Hardy and Willis. I don't want to send for shoes online, then find they don't fit and have the trouble of returning them. What sad times we live in when everything is "online".

Comment by: Julie on 10th April 2021 at 10:16

Its a dam shame for these sort of small shops the other big shops are all greedy today I just don't know what has become of retail today, when I was younger I used to work in Tesco, but know they have all people working ridiculous hours like fir instance who wants to be working on a Saturday night until 8 or even 9 o clock its an insult these days. What has become of today.

Comment by: Edna on 10th April 2021 at 11:24

I have to say I have sore feet Irene, I have had a bunion removed, and been in constant pain since, and also a Hammer toe.I have never had shoes from this shop, but I've had boots, and they are the only boots that's never hurt.

Comment by: Maureen on 10th April 2021 at 11:32

I have bunions Irene and more expensive shoes cripple me,I have found that some cheaper ones have more give in them..last year I got a pair of sandals from Lidl and they've been brilliant.. and still wearable.As for Gout Irene have you ever been told that eating cherries helps..have a toot on Google.

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 10th April 2021 at 11:41

Is McNulty's still open in Wigan?

Comment by: Veronica on 10th April 2021 at 12:13

I have been wearing some canvas slipons and they are the most comfortable footwear I have ever had. Got them from Marks in two colours a bit more expensive bit I have had them for 12 months. I have bunions as well Irene. The fault of pointed toe shoes in my youth!

Comment by: Arthur on 10th April 2021 at 12:14

But there is a need for shoe shops, you need to see the items your buying and try them on, even you should know that Mick.

Comment by: Maureen on 10th April 2021 at 13:17

Veronica,my GP said bunions were nothing to do with pointed toe shoes but are inherited..I know I got mine from my Dad..he's were enormous.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 10th April 2021 at 13:34

My post seems to have gone missing yet again, so I'll re-send it. Bradshaw's Girl, Mc Nulty's is still there as far as I know. Haven't been to Wigan for ages. Maureen, I do take cherry juice but they have taken it off the shelves and replaced it with capsules. Gout is a strange thing...you can get an attack and then another one in a short time, or you might not get an attack for a year! I have had it in my thumb as well as my feet. It is horrific!

Comment by: Maureen on 10th April 2021 at 13:44

Irene,when you put your verification code in click at the side of it,sometimes it puts its own letters in therefore not allowing it to be sent...I put my code in earlier and it changed its own mind.

Comment by: Julie on 10th April 2021 at 14:53

Hey Bradshaw girl I can remember Mcnultys in the 70s everybody used to go and by shoes that was called Royals it was the trend in those days everyone in our school used to wear them.

Comment by: PeterP on 10th April 2021 at 14:56

This shop has had some form of closure signs in its window since it open. Some times it as been a stock clearance sale ?

Comment by: Veronica on 10th April 2021 at 15:40

I used to go to McNulty's for Nurse's shoes they were so comfortable , I still have a pair I use with trousers. It's a good shoe shop and they measure you and stretch your shoes if needed. I know they can be expensive but they last and it's worth it if you have less than perfect feet.

Comment by: Cyril on 10th April 2021 at 15:41

Irene, the Gout is horrible and like having broken glass in-between your joints, I'm also a sufferer and was told by a rheumatologist that like lots of folk I too naturally produce a lot of uric acid, she prescribed Febuxstat which helps and have Colchicine for bad flare ups, this is amazing and worth asking your doctor for a prescription if you're not allowed anti-inflammatories, the use of it goes back to the Ancient Egyptians and Persians and is produced from a species of Crocus.

Comment by: Wiganer on 10th April 2021 at 16:16

Gout is a rich man's disease or in your case rich woman's disease.
It's high rich food so they recon.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 10th April 2021 at 16:21

Thankyou Cyril and Edna. Also Maureen for the advice on adding comments. Everyone is so kind and helpful.

Comment by: Alan on 10th April 2021 at 16:37

Julie, the Police, NHS , fire brigade, mountain sea and rescue service etc etc. Its a good job people do work unsociable hours or we would be in a sotty state.

Comment by: Carol on 10th April 2021 at 17:40

What are safe style shoes Irene?

Comment by: Julie on 10th April 2021 at 18:34

Alan the police nhs fire bigade sea and air rescue yes they need to do it but retail no excuse its just greediness open all hours never used to open until that late years ago and everyone managed.

Comment by: Edna on 10th April 2021 at 20:54

I sometimes find cheap shoes are more comfortable, I paid a fortune for some from Debenhams last year, and still can't wear them.I have even had them on just in the house and had to take them off.Thank you all for your comments.

Comment by: frankf on 10th April 2021 at 21:13

I used to suffer from gout and it is painful.My gp prescribed Allupirinol about two years ago.one a day every day.I haven't had it since.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 10th April 2021 at 21:32

Wiganer, if gout is a rich woman's disease I need to be reported to the Trades Descriptions people! Carol. Safestyle Shoes was an error on my part....I meant Shoezone shoes, sorry.

Comment by: James Hanson on 10th April 2021 at 22:13

You buy one shoe, you get one shoe free. I say, you buy one shoe, you get one shoe free.

Comment by: Carol on 11th April 2021 at 09:56

Ok Irene,thanks.

Comment by: Cyril on 11th April 2021 at 19:50

Wiganer, have a read of this in the link below- myths about the cause of gout, it isn't caused by the lifestyle anyone leads. https://healthtalk.org/gout/historical-perceptions-and-myths-about-gout

Comment by: Angela on 25th April 2021 at 21:33

Shoezone are looking for new premises in Wigan as the rent in the galleries has been hiked up. That is the reason this shop is closing.

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