Just over 70 years ago Ernie Green set up a shop on Nelson Street at the beginning and then extended to Allenton in the 70’s. Who would have thought that his business would have survived this many years, especially in todays cut throat world of e commerce sales when he first established the company back in 1946.
Well, today the business is still located in the same place as it was seventy years ago, it may look a little different and has tripled in size but the business is still in the safe hands of the family and is run by Ernie’s grandson Steve.
Steve started working with his Grandad at the age of 15 and after many years of learning the ropes took over the business back in the 80’s and has since firmly established a reputation far out of Derby and as far afield as Great Ormond street and Guys St Thomas’ in London .
Steve and the highly trained team of quality Master Craftsmen are certified to ISO quality management standard to fabricate and repair orthotic shoes and adaptations not just for the Great Ormond Street hospital, they work a little closer to home working with the QMC and Nottingham City Hospital.
Quality and reputation have always been Steve’s main focus, and as one of the judges for the shoe repair of the year competition his experience and knowledge of the industry is hard to find.
Greens are suppliers of some of the top brands of shoes that are manufactured here in the UK, Loakes being one company that Greens are proud to have on their shelves. One of Steve’s customers, a 91 year old ex soldier has been wearing the same pair of hand made leather Derby’s for the last 25 years and still has them repaired at the shop where he bought them.
Greens also stock other quality brands such as Chatham, Nordica and Drapers of Glastonbury, all quality brands.
With a fair few years of experience in business Steve has extended his portfolio of services and branched out now providing several services along with his current business including watch repair, key cutting, lock smiths and has recently launched a new trophy engraving service.
So the next time you need a new pair of shoes, “Think Quality, Think Greens Footwear”.