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SOCIETY OF SHOE FITTERS - STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2018: DELYTH JONES-EVANS of SIOP ESI, THE CAMBRIAN BOOT, Blaenau Ffestiniog.


My mother in law retired from the shop aged 70 and asked if I’d be interested to take it over. She worked here from age 13, for a lady called Esi, the shop is still known locally as Siop Esi. It’s been a shoe shop since at least 1911, with another two shoe shops in town back in the day. One was right over the road.


I decided to leave social work and take the risk.


As a mum, I was keen to make sure I knew as much as possible before fitting, so I signed up for the course. Soon realising there were lots of other people that are either affected by poorly fitting shoes, or have a condition, or a foot type that makes fitting shoes difficult. It’s helping these people that I find most rewarding. You cannot underestimate the relief people feel, leaving with footwear that is not causing discomfort or pain.


I lost mum into my first year here, so carrying


on with the shop and the course was exceptionally tough. Having a great tutor who gently got me to the end was key, as was meeting fantastic customers, some new, some returning, who keep you focused on why we do what we do - and love it!


I was over the moon getting the award and


overwhelmed with the trophies and gift of inscribed valet box from Dasco Dunkelman, in fact the official photos show a smile the size of which I’ve never seen on my face before, (but I look terrible in those...please don’t share!!). I am proud to say I am now a Qualified Shoe Fitter and member of the Society of Shoe Fitters.


For more information contact: E: secretary@shoefitters-uk.org


6 • FOOTWEAR TODAY • MARCH/APRIL 2019


Delyth Evans of The Cambrian Boot - Student of the Y


ear 2018


www.footweartoday.co.uk


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