Golden shoes for Olympic hero Jess

NDET 6-9-12 TW 5 Peter & Andy with the golden shoes and other hand made shoes l to r Andy Ingham,Peter Bullock
NDET 6-9-12 TW 5 Peter & Andy with the golden shoes and other hand made shoes l to r Andy Ingham,Peter Bullock

A TRUE craftsman has presented Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis with a pair of golden shoes to match her winning 2012 medal.

Peter Bullock, of Peter’s Shoemakers and Restorers, which has a shop on Low Pavements, Chesterfield, worked overnight to produce the footwear in time for the athlete’s celebration appearance in Sheffield last month.

He said: “I told BBC Radio Sheffield that it would be great for Jess to wear some golden shoes so I worked through the night to produce some and the next day the leader of Sheffield City Council allowed me to present them to the Olympic champion. She loved them and she was really flattered.”

The former Derbyshire chamber of commerce Business Person of the Year told how he forged his business in the 80’s with support from mentor Brian Austin who has been a business guru to politicians and councils.

Peter is the owner-franchiser of shoe shops across the region and Jess’ shoes will be produced for the public from a new factory on Leigh Street Industrial Estate, Sheffield, which is to be officially opened soon.

Peter added: “We’ve displayed shoes at Chatsworth House to mark a British Chamber of Commerce anniversary and I’d be delighted to make shoes for the Duke of Devonshire. My mission is to make Derbyshire ladies and gentlemen the best shod in the UK.”