To all self isolators, social distancers, NHS workers, teachers, police, remote workers and, of course, Northampton Shoes & Boots followers, we hope you’re keeping well.
Whatever seemed important a year ago, a week ago, or even yesterday, now seems much less so right now. And rightly so. Priorities have changed and we want nothing more than to get back to normal as soon as possible.
Keeping calm and carrying on
In the meantime, we will be carrying on with regular insights from our world, keeping you up to date with the latest News & Shoes, and hopefully providing an occasional small distraction from the events unfolding around us.
Like all sectors, the shoe industry will be hard-hit over the next few months and, whilst we’re not going to pretend that we can change the world with what we’re doing, we do want to carry on celebrating the style, craft and enduring appeal of Northampton’s footwear-first fashion industry.
And, if we are to spend more time indoors then we’ll do our best to hunt out the best deals available online and give you the heads-up on NorthamptonShoes.com. We’ve just opened up our online store and plan to add many more deals on there over the coming weeks.
It’s not the same as a visit to the factory shops, but at least you can do it from the safety and comfort of your armchair.
And finally, a big thanks to the key workers
So, with that said, we wish you all well, and we thank all of you working on the front line whether you’re supporting our NHS or keeping our supermarkets stocked.
Take care and keep washing those hands!