What We Do

A little about who we are & what we do


R.Allen footwear is a long established, traditional, shoe shop which has traded in the heart of Bolton town centre for the last 70 years.

The shoe shop is run by Daniel, who is now 4th generation as his family that has been involved in footwear, ever since his great grandfather set up a wholesale footwear company, in 1919.

Daniel is immensely proud of his long family history in footwear and having been involved in the family business since he could walk, his knowledge of footwear and foot problems is unrivaled.



We're a Bolton shop with huge variety of styles for you to choose from


We go to great lengths to ensure that our shop is stocked with a huge variety of styles for you to choose from. But if for any reason we do not have your size or fitting, in a specific shoe, we are able to order them into the store for you to try. Because of our special relationship with our suppliers we’re able to obtain the styles you desire from them without taking a deposit or making you commit to buy the shoes.

If for any reason your unhappy with the stock when it arrives, we can return the shoes to the manufacturer. This will help ensure each individual customer gets the shoes they want without the worry of having to buy the shoes before you have seen them.

Our promise


We will always spend as much time as needed to get the best fit for your feet, it is never too much trouble as your comfort is our upmost priority.

We will always do our best advise you on what would be best suited to you, for your specific issues.


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CLIENT REVIEWS

  • Margaret Coleman
    First visit today served by a lovely young man who was obviously very knowledgeable about fitting shoes and knew which styles would suit my condition best. Will definitely go back.
    Margaret Coleman
  • Michael Holden MBE
    I contacted the young gent and asked if he could help me with a style of shoe. He sent me photos on line based on what I had asked for and once I had chosen, he sent them to me with the option to return if they did not fit. Fantastic service and a polite young man.
    Michael Holden MBE
  • Christine Ramsdale
    Really helpful and knew what they was talking about. Good advice.
    Christine Ramsdale
  • Susan Malcolm
    I can’t recommend this shop highly enough. The help and advice that I received resulted in me leaving with a style of shoe that I had never thought I would be able to wear because of my extremely flat feet. At last I can feel confident when going out. Allen’s will certainly be my first port of call in future.
    Susan Malcolm
  • Rob Rutherford
    Without doubt, probably the only remaining specialist shoe store left in Bolton. This is the place to buy real quality leather mens footwear. From classic Oxford Cap to Brogue, this store will facilitate your needs, and also in varying width fittings. They clearly know feet and ensure your purchase is one that fits perfectly on your feet.
    Rob Rutherford
  • Lucy Price
    Exceptional customer service, tailored to your needs. They go above and beyond to do everything to help you! Especially helpful if you struggle to find shoes that fit you in standard high street stores. Highly recommend!
    Lucy Price
  • Rodney Bowden
    Can't recommend this shop highly enough. After an accident none of my wife's own shoes would fit her but Danny solved her problem and she is delighted with the shoes she bought. The customer service is second to none.
    Rodney Bowden
  • Noreen Bailey
    I can't believe how lovely the young man that served me was he was so helpful while explained everything. It will be the first time in nearly 4 years I will have wore a pair of proper fitted shoes. Many thanks.
    Noreen Bailey
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CLIENT REVIEWS

  • Margaret Coleman
    First visit today served by a lovely young man who was obviously very knowledgeable about fitting shoes and knew which styles would suit my condition best. Will definitely go back.
    Margaret Coleman
  • Michael Holden MBE
    I contacted the young gent and asked if he could help me with a style of shoe. He sent me photos on line based on what I had asked for and once I had chosen, he sent them to me with the option to return if they did not fit. Fantastic service and a polite young man.
    Michael Holden MBE
  • Christine Ramsdale
    Really helpful and knew what they was talking about. Good advice.
    Christine Ramsdale
  • Susan Malcolm
    I can’t recommend this shop highly enough. The help and advice that I received resulted in me leaving with a style of shoe that I had never thought I would be able to wear because of my extremely flat feet. At last I can feel confident when going out. Allen’s will certainly be my first port of call in future.
    Susan Malcolm
  • Rob Rutherford
    Without doubt, probably the only remaining specialist shoe store left in Bolton. This is the place to buy real quality leather mens footwear. From classic Oxford Cap to Brogue, this store will facilitate your needs, and also in varying width fittings. They clearly know feet and ensure your purchase is one that fits perfectly on your feet.
    Rob Rutherford
  • Lucy Price
    Exceptional customer service, tailored to your needs. They go above and beyond to do everything to help you! Especially helpful if you struggle to find shoes that fit you in standard high street stores. Highly recommend!
    Lucy Price
  • Rodney Bowden
    Can't recommend this shop highly enough. After an accident none of my wife's own shoes would fit her but Danny solved her problem and she is delighted with the shoes she bought. The customer service is second to none.
    Rodney Bowden
  • Noreen Bailey
    I can't believe how lovely the young man that served me was he was so helpful while explained everything. It will be the first time in nearly 4 years I will have wore a pair of proper fitted shoes. Many thanks.
    Noreen Bailey

 

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