President's Message



Congratulations on discovering the website of the Independent Footwear Retailers Association for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. We are the trade association for hundreds of shoe retailers all across the land who exist to offer something refreshingly different to the big all powerful retail names who are turning the highstreets and shopping centres of Britain into indistinguishable clones of one other.
If you are member of the public you can search here for independent footwear retailers in your area. It is possible to search for those who specialise in small fittings, large fittings, you can search by footwear brand,  you can even get  their  phone number which you can ring and speak to an actual person (not a machine)!

Although each member is fully independent of every other one, we share a real love of footwear and a passion to deliver a unique and individual shopping experience. I hope you are pleasantly surprised by the range of offerings from our members.

If you operate your own footwear store and are interested in becoming involved in the Association we would be delighted to have you on-board. We have some great offers for our members but most of all we are a support network for one another meeting together socially with events around the country to network, share ideas and experiences.

Finally we are always looking for new members to serving on the IFRA Council, if you can give up three to four days a year to help us formulate strategy for the Association please get in touch.

Nigel Hamilton LL.B MBA