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Just like Village Connect, Funky Lil’ Feet Shoe Shop
in Thrapston is also celebrating its 15th
anniversary this April.

The shop was originally opened by Jane
Warne to run alongside her podiatry
clinic, with the aim of providing a great
range of fully fi tted shoes for children.
The knowledge that Jane had as a
practising podiatrist also earned the shop
a great reputation for fi tting children with
orthotics.

The shop was a huge success and was
extended ten years ago to give extra
fi tting space and storage and the range
of brands was increased. Claire Fox
joined Jane within a month of the shop
opening and still runs the business
today, alongside a great team of staff
who have also been with business for
a considerable amount of time. Most
of them are mothers themselves so are
very used to being around children. The
shop now consists of two halves: one half
being primarily for the children and is fi tted
out in bright colours with real aeroplane
seats and a good selection of toys for
them to be entertained; the
other half has a boutique feel
and now stocks a beautiful
range of adult shoes from
Beberlis which are made
exclusively for the shop and
are keenly priced at £65. From July the shop will
also be stocking a good range of Adults shoes from
Geox which will sit nicely alongside their saltwater
range of sandals.

If you have never visited the shop before and are
tired of the same old chain store brands then give
them a try. You will be assured of a very warm
welcome with a great knowledgeable fi t of shoes
from brands including Start Rite, Geox, Vans,
Petasil, Pom D’api, Shoo Pom and Camper, to name
a few. There is no pressure to buy and all the shoes
are competitively priced. There is free parking right
outside the store and Funky Lil’ Feet also offers a
loyalty card scheme. If it is your child’s fi rst pair of
shoes or School Shoes then have your picture taken
in our “First Shoes Frame” as a special memento.

Funky Lil’ Feet is passionate about children’s foot
health and works with local schools in Key Stage 1.
They give a little talk about the importance of having
fi tted shoes and looking after your feet,
and also do an interactive measuring
session with the children which fi ts in
with the maths and measuring aspect
of the curriculum. If any local schools
would like to benefi t from this service,
please get in touch.

Funky Lil’ Feet is open Monday to Friday
from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 9.30am
to 4pm. The shop is closed on Sundays as being
a little independent business Claire and her team
would also like to spend a day with their families!

36 Huntingdon Road,
Thrapston NN14 4NQ
Tel: 01832 734 500 

Fifteen years of Funky Lil’ Feet