Shoe Aid exists to help the 1 in 3 children and the 250,000 homeless in the UK that are in shoe poverty. We work with major businesses, charities, schools and whole communities – and we’re starting in Nottingham.

There are 4 million children wearing incorrect fitting shoes right now in the UK. This will bring colossal amounts of foot related problems to the NHS over the next 10-15 years.

There are 250,000 homeless people in England. These people are at high risk of suffering trench foot which can lead to amputation.


Shoe Aid is working with:

  • Businesses of all sizes
  • Community Groups
  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • Homeless Charities

We are collecting shoes to provide to under privileged school children and the homeless in the City.

There are around 60,000 children in Nottinghamshire wearing incorrectly fitting shoes.

There are around 1000 homeless adults in Nottinghamshire in severe poverty.

For more information, read our open letter to the people of Nottingham

People in Nottinghamshire and the surrounding area can help Shoe Aid by:

  • Collecting shoes, especially childrens school shoes.
  • Telling everyone they know about Shoe Aid.
  • Volunteering their time to help us in this project.

Please contact Shoe Aid today to get involved.

Welcome to the relaunched Shoe Aid website

We are excited to be re-developing our website. This is currently under construction as we are busy planning a major shoe-a-thon in Nottingham. Our objective is to solve the shoe poverty crisis in Nottinghamshire for children, homeless and the less fortunate.