Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Mr Shoes in administration

Footwear retailer Mr Shoes has collapsed into administration.

The Norfolk-based shoe chain, which has 23 stores in the south of England and a transactional website, has been placed into administration. Some 60 jobs from are under immediate threat.

Mr Shoes, which stocks the likes of Skechers, Cat and Sugar, employs 130 staff in total but joint administrator David Whitehead said: “Unfortunately Mr Shoes is a victim of the recession and the problems retailers in the UK are facing. We are hopeful of keeping 14 of the stores open, unfortunately this means in the region of 60 people are likely to lose their jobs.

“On a more positive side we have high hopes of being able to find a buyer for the company as it’s a good business with a sound pedigree that has fallen foul of these difficult trading conditions.”

Mr Shoes was founded in 1978 and has an annual turnover of £7m.

Mr Shoes is owned by former Olympic runner Mike Tagg. Tagg bought footwear chain Jade out of administration in 2007.

Creditors have been advised to provide written details of their claim to Larking Gowen, King Street House, 15 Upper King Street, Norwich NR3 1RB. Or can contact Larking Gowen by telephone on 0845 450 2466.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.