Shoe Zone names Terry Boot as new finance boss — replacing predecessor Peter Foot

Shoe Zone names Terry Boot as new finance boss — replacing predecessor Peter Foot

March 8, 2021

FOOTWEAR firm Shoe Zone has named Terry Boot as its new finance boss — replacing predecessor Peter Foot.

Aptly-named Mr Boot steps into the role with immediate effect after hot-footing it from The Company of Master Jewellers.

But the pair did not go toe-to-toe for the role because Mr Foot didn’t get the boot — he decided to step down suddenly seven months into the job.

Yesterday’s announcement provoked loafer — sorry, laughter — online with one Twitter user joking: “Boot was always a shoe-in.”

The phenomenon of people who find jobs that fit their name is called nominative determinism.

The theory was first suggested by psychologist Carl Jung.

Other examples include ex-Barclays banker Rich Ricci, sprinter Usain Bolt and hurdler Marina Stepanova.

Shoe Zone’s boardroom shuffle did not stop shares taking a kicking yesterday.

They fell as the firm posted a £14.6million pre-tax loss from a £6.7million profit the year before thanks to stores being closed in the pandemic lockdown.

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