A INDEPEDENT sports chain has branched out to open a new shoe shop.

Club Sport, which has five shops in Herefordshire, one in Shropshire and one in Powys, has opened Shoe Box in Bewell Street in Hereford.

The new shop replaces the previous Animal clothing shop, of which Club Sport was the franchisee.

The new shoe shop has eight different brands. If the shop is well received it could go to other locations.