I thought you might find this interesting;
I was asked the other day where I got my sandals from and had to laugh to myself before telling where I got them, and more to the point, when I got them... Once asked, I had to confess that my trusty sandals were purchased while on holiday in Napier nearly 17 years ago! I remember it well as it was the first holiday I had since my children were born. At the time it was a lot of money for me to buy the shoes, but I loved them, so splashed out. Turns out it was money very well spent as I still wear them regularly, and they are as comfy and styley as back then. I might get a brown pair when these wear out, I'll probably be waiting a while....
Yes I did get my shoes & yes I love them! EVERYONE has been asking where I got them & I have directed them to your website (although I am aware those particular pair are not on the website).
This pair is my 6th pair of Soul Shoes & my hubby owns 3 pair currently although is in the market in the not-so-distant future for another pair for summer, so I'll let you know when the time comes. Oh & even my 6 year old has a pair of red kids mushrooms which you guys made specially for her back in the winter time when we visited Raglan.
YOU CANNOT BEAT HANDMADE SHOES!!
Enjoy & I will be in touch!
Hi, Here's a testimonial you can use on your website if you like: Years ago my brother had a pair of Raglans, bought from Hamiliton. I remember him saying they were the best shoes he ever had, so when I decided I needed some suitable footwear for an upcoming trip around Europe I knew it was time to try out the Raglans. I recently received my purchase in the mail and I couldn't be happier: sturdy, comfortable and stylish. I'm very impressed with the product and service from SoulShoes. Thanks!
Thank you!!!! - The shoes arrived today and they are absolutely fabulous. The fit is excellent and they look great - I'm so impressed with the service that you guys have provided, it really is exceptional and it's just brilliant to see that people take pride in their workmanship and service. Thank you also for the leather wallets that were also sent. I have two children and they are very happy to receive something that will hold their coins.
I'll try my best to be a walking advertisement in Japan.
Have a wonderful day!!!
LETTER FROM AMERICA 17/12/2011
Name: Evan Sugden
Just ordered my Raglans and anxiously await their arrival. Here's how I learned about your shop. Recently, a dear surfer friend showed me his beat-up, loved-to-the-max Raglans and described how he found them at this odd surf shop in NZ while he was bike touring and surfing there. This was about 1980.
He waxed on about the shoes, which were obviously superb, even as they had hit the end of their road, and made me want a pair. We both struggle with sweaty feet and covet the >>perfect<< all-leather shoe. But, he didn't think they could be found anymore, at least not of that quality. A little "surfing" proved him happily incorrect! So, 30+ years down the pipe and you have a new customer and I'm updating my friend, also, so you'll still have the old one! Maybe I'll visit Raglan someday in my Raglans and relive the original discovery! Cheers...
Smirke - Victoria, AUSTRALIA
Your design on the boots that you sent me is brilliant. A very clever lacing system, and aesthetically pleasing to both the eye and the touch. Its one of those things that just feels good to do when pulling them tight...
Thank u so for the extra effort that u guys Went to to make sure my shoes were a perfect fit! Its hard to get good service these days and you guys r the best I've had in a very long time! Will def be buying from you again. Special thanks to Erin who kept in contact through the whole process. A+ service from start to finish! Love my shoes!!!!!! Thanks again Lisa :) one very happy customer
Grace - MOUNT MAUNGANUI
Thank you for yet another great pair of boots . . Have been wearing Soul Shoes and only Soul Shoes and boots for about 20years. . . I love your boots! I am a fan! I recommend them to anyone! Thanks again for great boots.
Flatt - NORTHLAND
I really appreciate the quality of your workmanship. The good thick soles you put on my work boots, the strength and softness of my sandals, the well made quality of it all. Thank you
Gordon - NEW PLYMOUTH
A letter of gratitude for your wonderfully honest and efficient service. . .I'd just like to congratulate you on such a wonderfully prompt and workman like approach to the sales of your leather work...
Clark - NAPIER
I would like to thank you and let you know how much i appreciate you taking the time to specially make the Roman sandles for my daughter.
Thank you for taking the time to help us out.
Tyson - Oakura, TARANAKI
Slip ons; they've become part of who I am!
Soul Shoes are great quality and have a fantastic style of there own! I just love my shoes and handbags!!! They last for years and years....