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Stepping out!

After 35 years of owning and operating Rangiora Shoelines, sisters Jill May and Sandra Blackadder have decided it is time to move on and begin a new chapter in their lives.

What started out as a passion for footwear and handbags, soon turned into a busy little business that has consistently kept on top of all the latest fashion trends and styles throughout the years.

Today, the shelves are lined with popular brands like regular bestsellers, Josef Seibel, Kacper and Minx and new autumn lines of stylish ankle boots, textured leathers and heel treatments of veneer, perspex and wood are flowing into the store daily.

The new owner has been confirmed as local resident, Rebecca Barker, who will continue operating Rangiora Shoelines with the same well known and loved brands.

Sandra and Jill would like to thank customers for their support and loyalty over the years.

“It’s been an amazing experience and journey,” Jill says.

“We wouldn’t have been able to do it without them! It was a tough decision to leave but we’re stoked it’s remaining an independent store, and also in very capable hands.”

So it will be business as usual in this well respected and loved footwear store.

“We’re high heeling it out of here, but come in before we ‘shoe’ off to say your goodbyes,” Sandra and Jill laugh.


7 Show Stoppers: Rangiora Shoelines

Get your spring shoe selection up to date with the unique and exciting new footwear at Rangiora Shoelines. We’re head over heels for these seven spectacular styles.




Fresh springtime styles in a delightful palette of colours are coming in hot off the runway and straight onto the shelves at Shoelines, 162 High Street – just in time for Cup and Show season and, of course, summer!

Perspex and polished wood heels can be spotted amongst the range of beautiful footwear, as well as stunning colour combinations. Slides and slingbacks are brilliant choices for the seasons ahead, and on-trend woven leather makes for a delightful addition to your shoe collection. Brands to browse include Diesel, Minx, Hispanitas and Kacper (the only stockist of this brand in the South Island!)

Jill, Sandra, Linda and Debby are on-hand to offer their advice and expertise. “We have wonderful customers, and our friendly and enthusiastic team enjoy offering great depth of knowledge on all styles available,” says Sandra.

Shop online at or give the lovely ladies a call on 03 313 8444.





Rangiora Showline

Rangiora’s heart & sole: go visit Rangiora Shoelines and get excited about their Autumn range

Autumn has arrived, so step into Rangiora Shoelines and check out their new season collection, brimming with the softest pastel colours, metallics, bold patterns and sumptuous leather styling.

Rangiora Showline

The charismatic ownership duo behind the store, sisters Sandra Blackadder and Jill May, are passionate about their footwear collection, which absorbs the latest trends from Europe and local fashion fairs.
Brands include Minx, Josef Seibel, Rieker, Django and Juliette, Gino Ventori, Bresley, Slient D, Ziera, Rollie, Sketchers, Diesel, Galini and Kacper – the latest addition to the store.
“This season, you’ll find beautiful details like striking studs, textured materials and different sole treatments,” Sandra says.
“Our popular Minx and Kacper collection are signature styles which feature these beautiful details.”
The stylish Minx collection comes in a variety of colours and can be paired with pretty dresses, jeans and weekend pants, and even worn in the office, on holiday or at home.
“The Kacper range, made in Poland has a unique phrase – ‘shoes for the soul’. These are designed with comfort and style in mind. They can be teamed with casual or dress attire; finishing off your look for a bold fashion statement.”
Open Monday to Saturday, Rangiora Shoelines is also online and on Facebook.