About W J French and Son

An award winning independent family run business, which has been trading in Southampton, since 1803 and now in the hands of the 8th generation, making us one of the oldest shoe shops in the UK.

We sell good quality, well known shoe brands for ladies’ men and children and have an onsite shoe repair workshop.

We measure both adult and children’s feet and provide a fitting service.

Selected in the top 100 small businesses for Small business Saturday 2019
Winners at Drapers Footwear Awards 2019 for Independent Footwear retailer of the year
Finalist at Drapers footwear Awards 2018 for Independent Footwear retailer of the year
Winner of The Footwear industry awards 2017 for Indepenent family footwear retailer of the year

Become a member

And join our growing community

Join now
Member Logos

17 April | Sustainability Summit

Speakers from Nike, Dr Martens, River Island, Vivobarefoot, Fairfax and Favour, and more