Who is going to be watching the world cup? Will England’s heroics make you pull on your size 12 trainers and get down the gym? Will the gallant efforts of Algeria and Croatia inspire you to go searching the back of the cupboard for you old boots?

Here at Walktall we expect an upsell in our size 12 trainers after the tournament. Despite the fact that many of us are pretty cynical about the performance of our national teams, (especially the football team) we do take the spirit of these events to heart. It’s proven that after major sporting events, participation in sports clubs around the country increases, often quite dramatically.

It’s not just football, after the Olympics we sold everything from size 12 trainers to size 16 flip flops for swimmers! Unfortunately it can be difficult to find sports footwear if you take a larger size shoe. Here at Walktall we know how important it is for many of our customers to be able to take part in the sports they love, so we do our best to source the best large size sports footwear from wherever we can, as often as we can.

There are some great teams in this year’s World Cup and we all hope it’s an entertaining tournament! Make sure you let us know if it makes you strap on your boots and get back out on the pitch, or even if you only go as far as putting on your size 12 trainers for some 5-aside at the local sports hall.

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