Hello and welcome to the Charles Ager blog! We will use this blog space to give our readers a greater insight into the products we offer, with hints and tips of how to care for your shoes, outfit ideas and the latest gossip and trends in the footwear community.
We had a phone call recently asking for our operations manager, Sue Atherton, to be interviewed. Sue is a bit of a regular when it comes to BBC C&W, she has been to chat with them quite a few times. They wanted to talk to her regarding a very old pair of Charles Ager shoes that are currently on display at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in their “Keeping Up Appearances: Fashion Through 2 World Wars” exhibition. Sue happily agreed to be interviewed by Satnam Rana and was featured on BBC Midlands today on Wednesday September 25.
Later the same week the staff here at Charles Ager were having a tidy round and a general clear out when Jodie came across another pair of shoes.
No, in all seriousness Jodie found a pretty pair, over 80 years old, with a tag which reads “Hand sewn, made in 1932 by Vandenberg Freres inBelgium. Retail price 37/6”.
With everything that had been going on we were quite excited by this, then we were told by Chris, our Director, that there was in fact a box of shoes, an array of hidden gems! We managed to get these out and have a look, there are some really beautiful shoes, a handbag owned by Chris’ grandmother and a baby shoe that was quite possibly worn by his Grandpa as a toddler! Along with all this were also a few old tools of the shoe making trade, some old leather scraps and a shoe that was fire damaged during the war!
Sue was quick thinking and gave the Herbert Museum a call telling them of our ‘Hidden Treasures’, they came back to see them and were pleased with their condition. We discussed what we knew, gave them all the knowledge we could and organised that some photos be sent for their use and so they can be included somewhat with the exhibition. This little find, along with our already fascinating history, makes us one of Coventry’s oldest family run business’s.
Father’s Day is not just a time to treat your Dad, we also see it as the perfect excuse to get him out of those smelly trainers, holey slippers or simply embarrassing sock and sandal combinations. Cover all bases with our selection of Father’s Day footwear.
Birkenstock Arizona with £10.00 OFF, NOW only £39.99 with FREE UK DELIVERY. Classic design yet fashionable and versatile. N.B My Dad actually has these.
Timberland 1001R Boat Shoe available at Charles Ager for £100 with FREE UK DELIVERY. A premium full grain leather boat shoe with rawhide lacing and hand stitched uppers. Exudes quality.
Anatomic Gel Tavares available at Charles Ager for £100 with FREE UK DELIVERY. Anatomic Gel are renowned for their comfort and the Tavares is no exception. With a genuine sheepskin lining and flexible sole unit, this style is perfect for Dad’s on their feet all day. Also available in Cognac.
Dunlop Luke only £17.99 at Charles Ager. Pop the kettle on and let Dad put his feet up in these cosy fleece-lined slippers.
Crocs Yukon available at Charles Ager for £39.99 with FREE UK DELIVERY. We know Crocs get a bad rap but there’s no denying their comfort factor. The leather panel on the Yukon adds a welcome touch of style and the spongy moulded footbed will provide instant relief to sore and stuffy feet. Great for gardening and general Dad pottering!
Hotter Vulcan with £10.00 OFF, now ONLY £85.00 with FREE UK DELIVERY. The Vulcan provides the famous Hotter comfort experience with the added bonus of a water repellent GORE-TEX coating. Perfect for outdoor adventurers and well prepared dog walkers.
Timberland 43140 available at Charles Ager for £60.00 with FREE UK DELIVERY. Perfect for the Action Men out there, this sporty sandal features 3 adjustable Velcro straps and a structured rubber sole, great for high octane activities.
Ecco 810504 Wells WAS £90.00, NOW £69.99 with FREE UK DELIVERY. This multi-terrain sports style is perfect for walking and outdoor activities with its durable but lightweight sole unit and moisture absorbent inner lining.
A VERY special treat for lucky Dads, the Loake Webster oozes style and sophistication. At £140 you can probably cover Christmas and a birthday out of this gift but it’s one you won’t regret. With good care, these classic shoes will last a very long time. FREE UK DELIVERY. Charles Ager are also offering a FREE Loake Shoe Care Kit worth £30.00 with every Loake purchase.
Clarks Bezel Beat (wide fit) only £39.99 instead of £59.99. This classic leather shoe is a steal with £20 OFF and FREE UK DELIVERY. A classic style that smart Dad’s will never tire of.
Hopefully we’ve given you an idea of what to get your Dad this year but if you’re not persuaded by the small selection above, we’ve got loads more men’s styles to browse through over at www.charlesager.co.uk.
We’ve knocked £10 OFF all shoes and sandals in the Birkenstock, Rieker, Gabor and Marco Tozzi ranges!
There are loads of different styles to choose from over on our homepage but we’ve picked out 10 of our favourites:
Marco Tozzi 29607 Taupe Was £39.99 NOW £29.99 with FREE UK DELIVERY.
Rieker 26061 Christian Brown Was £57.00 NOW £47.00 with FREE UK DELIVERY.
Rieker 62461 Fanni Grey Was £55.00 NOW £45.00 with FREE UK DELIVERY.
Gabor 63.700 Lanzarote Blue Patent Was £59.99 NOW £49.99 with FREE UK DELIVERY.
Rieker 01064 Severin Brown Was £62.00 NOW £52.00 with FREE UK DELIVERY.
Gabor 65.220 Soria Taupe EXTRA DISCOUNT Was £79.99 NOW £59.99 with FREE UK DELIVERY.
Marco Tozzi 29302 Red Was £39.99 NOW £29.99 with FREE UK DELIVERY.
Birkenstock Arizona Brown Was £49.99 NOW £39.99 with FREE UK DELIVERY.
So nice of the sun to make an appearance… Fashionably late, such a diva!
We need your help in encouraging madam sunshine to stay with us and what better way than to spruce up our toes and bare all in some bright and breezy sandals. Check out our top picks below, we’ve also thrown in some summer shoes for those slightly more cautious toes…
The super chic and shiny Lanzarote from Gabor features a soft molded footbed and soft patent leather upper. Available in a whole host of colours (black, fumo, peanut and pink patent). £59.99 with FREE UK DELIVERY.
Look great and feel even better in the Due from FitFlop. This canvas pump provides incredible comfort and helps improve posture and joint pain. At £65.00 for THIS WEEKEND ONLY, we suggest you get in there fast!
Forget what you think about Crocs, this bright blue style provides the comfort of a classic Croc with a more subtle design. Waterproof and lightweight, the Crocband Flip is great for festivals and the beach. At £19.99 these Crocs will be snapped up in no time, hurry hurry!
Bring the sunshine to your feet with these eyecatching yet classy mules from Rieker. The 65822 Regina has a deeply cushioned footbed and fashionable medium wedge, providing barefoot comfort all day. £49.99 with FREE UK DELIVERY.
Add a little lift with the gorgeous Ashwan Purple from Lotus. A memory foam footbed keeps feet extremely comfy while a 9cm wedge heel ticks this seasons biggest fashion box. Also available in Stone for only £49.99 with FREE UK DELIVERY.
Add a splash of colour to your casual look with the Walkstar 3 from FitFlop. Designed to activate leg muscles and diffuse underfoot pressure, this colour pop is actually good for us! £35.00 for THIS WEEKEND ONLY.
Keep feet sweet with the feminine Tabora Springflower from Birkenstock. The leather lined footbed with shock absorbent sole keeps feet comfy through warm summer days. £54.99 with FREE UK DELIVERY.
Paint your feet red in these pretty pumps from Marco Tozzi. At only £24.99 you can’t really go wrong!
We’ve got plenty more shoes to shout about over at www.charlesager.co.uk come and take a look.
Forget skyscraper heels and stilettos, block heels are big news this Spring/Summer season and we’ve got some great styles for you. Feet rejoice!
Clarks Smart Deva was
£44.99 NOW £40.49 with FREE UK DELIVERY. This sell out style from Clarks comes in neutral patent, white leather and black leather. Grab a pair before we sell out too!
Gabor Emporium was
£55.00, NOW £49.50 with FREE UK DELIVERY. A block heel for those who like to stay a little closer to the ground. Soft leather and a cushioned footbed allow you to tackle this trend comfortably!
Lotus Harper was
£55.00 Now £49.50 with FREE UK DELIVERY. This classy dress shoe will bring you inline with the big block trend of the season but is also a classic shoe that will compliment many a formal occassion.
Clarks Henderson Band was
£44.99 NOW £40.49 with FREE UK DELIVERY. We’ll admit this is a very small block heel but these pretty pumps were too cute not to include! Available in Fuschia, Mint Suede and Bone Leather, this popular style is a must have for casual Spring/Summer outfits.
Congratulations world, we’ve made it to 2013! We’re glad the Mayans were wrong and all that but with the new year comes the impending doom of new years resolutions and the pressure to…god forbid…change.
We’re not big fans of resolutions over here at Charles Ager HQ, infact I actually cancelled my gym membership today (shhh), but we’ve always got time for NEW SHOES and if you need a reason to justify them then we think we can help…
‘Resolution’ #1: Get Fit.
We’re not denying that health and fitness is important, we all know it is. But come on, January is surely the worst month to cut out comfort foods and the gym will be rammed full of other like minded resolution…eers? If you are feeling active grab some new trainers and go for a brisk walk and lots of them. By the time Spring comes you’ll be ready to step up the pace, you’ll have daylight on your side and we predict your motivation will last a lot longer!
Keep new trainers cool and casual, if you do decide you prefer the lazy life you can always wear these at the weekend. Mens Hotter Escape available at Charles Ager WAS £75.00 NOW £49.99 with FREE UK DELIVERY.
This Mukluk boot from FitFlop cleverly disguises a Microwobbleboard sole that strengthens and tones muscles as you walk. It’s super comfy and great for arch support and posture. Slip these on before a nice long walk and you’ll be feeling firmer in no time.
FitFlop Mukluk Black Leather WAS £165.00 NOW £145.00 with FREE UK DELIVERY.
‘Resolution’ #2: Find Love.
The media seems to dictate that Christmas and New Year are bloody miserable if you’re single and while some of you may have cried into your trifles this year, we hope the rest of you saw the countless pros to being free and single over the holidays:
- No in-laws to visit.
- Less presents to buy.
- Not being forced to watch Downton Abbey or James Bond.
- Getting to eat ALL the best Celebrations (Maltesers).
- Letting loose with the mistletoe
We could go on! But if you are hoping to meet someone special this year then confidence is key and we all know that looking our best on the outside makes us feel great on the inside. Whether you fancy a top to toe make over or just want to add a splash of style, we think these pairs will give you a lift in the right direction!
Buy Gabor Soria for only £59.99 with FREE UK DELIVERY at Charles Ager.
Buy Loake Webster for £135.00 with FREE UK DELIVERY at Charles Ager.
Release your animal instincts in these wild heels from Lotus. Now only £29.99 at Charles Ager.
‘Resolution’ #3: Find a New Career.
It’s easy to feel in a bit of a rut after the Christmas comedown. You’re either one of the lucky ones having just had 2 weeks off and are completely out of sync with the working week. Or you’re one of many that didn’t get much time off at all and are wishing you had one of ‘those’ jobs. If 2013 is the year you pack up your desk in accounts to become a zookeeper or you’ve simply plucked up the courage to ask for that promotion, we’re sure to have the shoes to suit.
If you’re looking to leave your boring desk job and get your hands a bit dirty in something more manual, these steel toe capped Safety Shoes are a must have at only £39.99 with FREE UK DELIVERY.
If you’re on your feet all day, the Also Strap from Ecco is unbeatable on comfort. Favoured by NHS professionals, this structured style gives great support to tired feet. Buy Now from Charles Ager with FREE UK DELIVERY.
‘Resolution’ #4: Travel
Dreaming of exploring the rainforest or trekking the Inca Trail? Or maybe just looking for a sunny seaside break? With the weather in the UK as it is, January is prime daydreaming time. If you’re lucky enough to be persuing the trip of a lifetime this year or are planning your summer holiday in advance, take a look at our travel friendly footwear:
This feminine walking style from Hotter is perfect for exploring with it’s lightweight flexible sole and protective Gore-Tex finish. Buy Now for only £79.99 from Charles Ager with FREE UK DELIVERY.
This sturdy style from Timberland is ideal for action packed adventures abroad. A removable velcro heel strap allows you to switch between high-octane activities and relaxing by the pool. Buy Now from Charles Ager with FREE UK DELIVERY.
Claw back your carbon footprint karma with this premium leather boot from Timberland. This Earthkeeper style is made from recycled materials such as 100% organic cotton laces and an eco friendly lining made from recycled plastic bottles. Help save the world while you see it! Buy Now at Charles Ager with FREE UK DELIVERY.
If you’re more into looking glam by the pool than chasing monkeys through the Amazon, Clarks Santa Gift is the shoe for you. Available from Charles Ager in Champagne, Black and White Leather, why not get a pair for every outfit. When in Rome…
‘Resolution’ #5: Save Money.
We’ve got no cynical remarks about this resolution, it’s harsh times out there! Saving money is less of a resolution, more of a necessity at the moment but it doesn’t have to rule out a bit of shopping. We’ve always got great reductions on super stylish shoes so check out our SALE and keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest offers and savings.
Plus remember we offer FREE UK DELIVERY on all items at £29.99 and over!
Here at Charles Ager HQ we know that the sales at this time of year can be full of…well…we don’t need to spell it out. We know it’s frustrating to rummage through racks and rails of so called ‘bargains’ to find that the majority of items are basically just the tat that no one wanted last season. That’s why we’ve made sure that our sale includes styles for all ages and tastes as well as things that we’d love to wear NOW, not three months ago.
It’s also not too late to order for Christmas either. Order before 11am Thursday 20th December for guaranteed Christmas Eve delivery (UK orders only).
To shop the shoes in the picture above:
Clarks Audry Lilac Animal Print Was £49.99 Now £39.99
Timberland 21560 Earthkeeper Brown Was £125.00 Now £100.00
Fiorelli Cecilia Mink Was £59.00 Now £39.99
Crocs Mammoth Lego Blue Was £29.99 Now £19.99
Marco Tozzi 25501 Muscat Was £69.99 Now £39.99
Geox Eclipse Grey/Orange Was £44.99 Now £29.99
Hotter Kiara Tan Was £79.00 Now £49.99
Lotus Knowles Black Was £55.00 Now £39.99
Lotus Matterhorn Tan Was £69.99 Now £49.99
Gabor Protect Tan Was £110.00 Now £69.99
Hotter Motion Grey Was £75.00 Now £ £49.99
Gabor Soria Red Patent Was £79.99 Now £59.99
Geox Mania Grey Was £45.00 Now £29.99
Clarks Kite Indie Was £29.99 Now £24.99
Remember that all orders over £29.99 qualify for FREE UK DELIVERY too!
We are working our hardest over Christmas to get your orders to you ASAP. Due to the holiday closure of our courier there will be some changes to our delivery schedule:
Orders placed before 11am on Thursday 20th December will be delivered on or before Monday 24th December.
Orders placed between 11am Thursday 20th and 9am Thursday 27th will be delivered on or before Friday 28th December.
Orders placed between 9am Thursday 27th and 9am Monday 31st December will be delivered on or before Wednesday 2nd January.
Normal service will then resume. We appreciate your patience over the holiday period and wish you a very Merry Christmas!
Winter is definitely on its way and while this does mean bracing ourselves for more wind, rain and the now almost annual appearance of snow (brrrrrrrrrr), it also means snuggling up in cosy clothes and accessories and…CHRISTMAS!
To kickstart your festive spirit we’ve taken 25% off all mens and ladies boots, so whether you’re looking for Christmas presents for a loved one or a treat for yourself, we’re sure to have something to suit. Don’t forget we’ve got FREE UK DELIVERY on all items over £30 too.
For ladies casual boots click here.
For ladies smart boots click here.
For ladies long boots click here.
For mens boots click here.
Some of our favourites include:
Timberland 5551R Earthkeeper Black now only £97.50. FREE UK DELIVERY.
Gabor 51.503 Verano in Black Patent. Now only £120.00 with FREE UK DELIVERY.
Hotter Haze Espresso now only £74.25 with FREE UK DELIVERY.
Earth Spirit Palm Bay now only £63.75 with FREE UK DELIVERY.
Clarks MidfordAlp GTX now only £71.24 with FREE UK DELIVERY.
Marco Tozzi military boot now only £49.99 with FREE UK DELIVERY.
Happy Shopping at www.charlesager.co.uk
Please Note: All prices and offers are correct at time of publishing. Prices are subject to change.
As much as we’d rather not think about, Christmas is lurking round the corner and the sensible shoppers among us have tightened the purse strings a little bit tighter. With the change in season though follows a change in weather and we think that deserves a new pair of shoes…or two.
Check out our selection of super stylish steals all for under £50. Don’t forget it’s free delivery on orders over £30 too, see how nice we are!
Clarks Adila Kendra £49.50: Buy Here
Earth Spirit Richmond £45.00: Buy Here
Clarks Carousel Ride £27.00: Buy Here
Marco Tozzi Long Boot £49.99: Buy Here
Marco Tozzi Casual Boot £49.99: Buy Here
Gabor Whitiker £45.00: Buy Here
Marco Tozzi Boot £49.99: Buy Here
Tamaris Ankle Boot £39.99: Buy Here
Clarks Falsetto Fall £40.50: Buy Here
Clarks Route Place £45.00: Buy Here
Montecatini Leather Oxford Shoe £39.99: Buy Here
Padders Harry £39.99: Buy Here
Montecatini Leather Slip On £39.99: Buy Here
Clarks Lair Field £39.99: Buy Here
Montecatini Leather Formal Shoe £39.99: Buy Here
Lelli Kelly Felicia £39.99: Buy Here
Geox Fighter £40.00: Buy Here
Geox Mania £35.00: Buy Here
Geox William £45.00: Buy Here
Lelli Kelly Libby £29.99: Buy Here
Lelli Kelly California £49.99: Buy Here
Geox Stark £30.00: Buy Here
With a selection like that, we’re sure you’ll find something to suit your wardrobe and your budget, plus there’s loads more brilliant buys to be found at www.charlesager.co.uk .
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