Quality Footwear at Fabulous Prices

J & A McGrady traded as a shoe shop in Cumnock for over 160 years. Established in 1848, it was a family business selling quality footwear and offering a traditional, personal service until Angus McGrady retired in 2016.

Prior to that, Angus and his brother, Ian, had transferred those same qualities to another business,, specialising in sample footwear. That business has now been trading successfully for ten years.

“It’s all ladies size 4 and 4.5,” confirms manager, Nicola Pendrill. “The men’s sample size is 8-9.”

It’s a unique concept but one that allows customers to take advantage of savings of up to 50% on brands including Ara, Bugatti, Lotus, and Marco Tozzi.

“We sell good quality brands at half the price,” says Nicola.

Nicola is Angus’ daughter so it’s still very much a family business with the same traditional values. In fact, the business spans six generations of footwear specialists.

The knowledge and experience gained by Angus during his years working from Cumnock, and Ian as a footwear agent covering Scotland and Ireland, now enables them to obtain sample footwear (always the same size) at a vastly reduced price, securing savings which they can then pass on to their customers. This unique opportunity is enhanced by the fact that many styles can be purchased from up to six months before they are available to purchase in other stores.

In addition to footwear (everything from sandals to slippers, and from boots to brogues), there is also a selection of quality handbags.

The vast range of products is available to view and purchase on-line at, allowing customers to browse and order from the comfort of their own home. However, the company’s warehouse is open for two weekends each month (the last and the middle weekend) for those preferring to shop for footwear the traditional way.

The warehouse is located at:
Unit 68,
Boundary Road,
Heathfield Industrial Park,
KA8 9DJ.

The opening dates for May and June (10am – 4pm) are:
31st May/1st June/2nd June
14th/15th/16th June
28th/29th/30th June
Maintaining that personal service for which the McGrady family is known, is important to Angus, Ian and Nicola. With that in mind, customers are also welcome to visit the warehouse by appointment (Monday – Friday, 10am – 2.30pm).
For further details, call 01292 288738, email, or find size4footwear on Facebook.

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