Welcome to St Andrew Shoemakers Ltd

Please note that during the 4 weeks of the RSCDS Summer School, starting Monday 15thJuly, our warehouse in Glenrothes will be open to the public on TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS ONLY from 9.30am - 4.30pm.


Look out for Stevie Smith who will be carrying a range of James Senior dance pumps at the forthcoming Hebridean Celtic Dance Festivals in Uig Isle of Skye, North and South Uist and Stornoway. Let us know if you have particular requirements for a style/size and the shoes can be put aside for you to avoid disappointment. This is a unique opportunity to try on different shoe styles/sizes to ensure the best fit.


The Summer School at St Andrews is fast approaching. Let us know if you would like a particular style/size/colour put aside for you to avoid disappointment.


Stocks of Ladies’ Duchess Pumps in the latest colour in our Duchess Royal range -

Champagne Gold! 

EVERYONE is welcome to visit us at our warehouse in Glenrothes where you can try all of our styles and sizes to achieve the best fit. Please note that we do not have a shop and therefore we do not operate normal shop opening times.

Please note our change of opening days over the next 4 weeks, as listed above.

Contact us on 01592 779000 to arrange an appointment.

Introducing Duchess, Braemar & Braemar Wide

Super-Shock, with a vivid yellow Poron XRD insole,

offering extreme impact protection for the ENTIRE


Why not consider the Super Shock range for

your next dance shoes, based on the positive

feedback we are continuing to receive from dancers

who are already enjoying the benefits of the in-built


Duchess Super Shock pumps are now available in

several colours.

Highland Dancers

We are continually striving to improve the fit of our

Highland Dance range and will gradually phase in

shoes with in-built Shock Absorbers at the forefoot

area only, leaving the shoe to fit snugly round the

heel. In addition we are now lining the shoes with a

thin suede top-piece, replacing the current leather



Scottish Country Dancing and Highland Dancing Shoes

St Andrews Shoemakers Ltd manufacture the world-famous 'James Senior' Scottish Country and Highland Dance shoes including Ghillies, Pumps, Jig and Jazz shoes in addition to dance accessories. We are the ONLY manufacturer and distributor of James Senior dance shoes and we are not associated with any other dance shoe manufacturer - please be aware of imitations.

Manufactured in the finest high quality calf leather produced in our own tannery, James Senior dance shoes are world leaders in both Scottish Country and Highland Dance shoes with the shoes feeling like a second skin around your feet. St Andrews Shoemakers Ltd was the first manufacturer to develop the concept of an in-built Shock Absorber in a dance shoe back in 2003. Having trialled a range of products over the years and with its proven track record of benefits Poron is the Shock Absorber of choice and is now standard in all of our styles today.

St Andrews Shoemakers Ltd enjoys a long-standing affiliation with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS). For 16 years the company has provided a comprehensive service to the annual Summer & Winter Schools in St Andrews and Pitlochry, attended by Scottish Country dancers world-wide, where the company benefits from feedback from dancers who after-all are the true experts in a good-fitting shoe. St Andrews Shoemakers Ltd has many long-standing relationships with Highland Dance Schools at home and abroad and we continue to listen to suggestions for improving our dance shoes, as quality control and customer satisfaction are vitally important to us.

The use of high quality fine leathers and the original James Senior patterns and lasts, together with Linda & Tom Struthers’ vast experience as dancers themselves, we have a truly winning combination.