About Norwich Footwear

Norwich Footwear is one of the UK’s largest multi-brand wide fitting suppliers in the UK.
More commonly recognised under their house brands Van Dal and Padders, they are also the UK Distributor for BearPaw and Bionatura.

Engaged in design, development and retailing of high quality ladies and mens branded footwear, both brands are renowned for their specialism in wider fitting footwear.

Launched in 1936, Van Dal provide comfortable and stylish wider fittings, and were one of the UK’s first brands to engage specifically in this category.
With an extensive range of wedges, boots, courts, sandals and loafers, they are a mid-premium high street option for a women seeking a more generous fit and smarter style.

Formally established in 1914 as T Groocock & Co, the Padders brand emerged in the 1970s as a go to option for mens and ladies comfort footwear. Padders was acquired in 2019 and is known for direct injection footwear and slippers. Padders is one of the most recognisable comfort brands in the UK.

* Over 85 years history in the footwear trade.
* One of the UK’s most respected suppliers, they design & develop all their product with a specific consideration given to wide fitting style.
* With experience sourcing footwear around the world, the group has long held relationships with partner factories that span over 40 years.
* As well as wholesaling to UK independents, their own retail operation has over 50 concession and shop partners in the UK.

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