Love your local business – Bawtry Shoe Company

Another one of Bawtry's fabulous, family-run businesses celebrating 33 years on Bawtry's High Street.

In 1987, R. Bates Shoes at 10 High Street Bawtry, was founded by Gary & his father Reginald Bates. In 1992 the store was rebranded to Bawtry Shoe Company remaining as a business run by the Bates family to this date. Whilst Bawtry remains the Head Office they also have a second store in Newark.

A family-run business, it is headed up by husband & wife team Gary & Suzanne Bates. This remains one of the few independent footwear retailers in the Midlands and North of England, specialising in high-quality Ladies & Men’s shoes and boots stocking brands such as HB Shoes, Rieker,Van Dal, Ara, Geox, Steptronic, Lunar and many more.

Although they can’t currently welcome you in-store you can still shop online at or message them through social media for click & collect options.

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy fabulous shoes & that can lift one’s ‘sole’!