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Fitting - Walking Boots
Walking boot fitting at Lockwoods
Lockwoods walking boot fitting service is regarded as one of the best available in the UK, with our reputation recognised by many leading walking boot manufacturers and suppliers. We regularly serve customers who have travelled from all over the country to benefit from our excellent customer service. We stock premium quality walking, trekking and mountain boots, and stock different makes and models of boots for different shapes of foot.
Measuring: We offer a comprehensive fitting service, which involves taking up to 12 measurements of your feet, and taking note of any medical or foot injury problems. We would also discuss the intended usage of the boots, and take the shape of your feet into account before recommending a boot to you.
Boot selection: We stock over 100 models of walking boot, shoe and sandal, from some of the best manufacturers available, allowing us to offer different shaped boots for different shaped feet. We are a premier stockist for Alt-Berg walking and trekking boots, which are available in a choice of up to five different width fittings, as well as half-sizes. Most Alt-berg boots are available to us in up to 115 different size-fit options!
Insoles: We offer a comprehensive range of foot supports - both ready-made and custom-moulded - to improve the fit of your boots, to provide more support and comfort, and sometimes to relieve injuries or medical conditions. If a more corrective orthotic is required, we are happy to refer you to a podiatrist. If you already have medical orthotics or foot supports, it is normally very straight forward to accommodate these.
Modification: If a pair of off-the-shelf boots is not quite right, we have full modification facilities for all types of footwear, including ski and walking boots. We can easily modify your walking boots to accommodate many specific medical problems, such as bunions or heel-spurs, but please remember that this may take us several days to do, and that we would normally seek to stabilise your foot with a good foot support before altering the fit of any boot.
Accessories: We are happy to recommend the most suitable socks to give you the best comfort and fit with your new footwear. For walking boots, we would also recommend the most suitable conditioners and proofers to maintain your footwear’s water repellence and breathability, and to maximise its service life.
Fit Guarantee: Any footwear recommended and fitted in our Leamington Spa store is backed by our no-quibble one year 'Fit Guarantee'.
Why have your boots properly fitted?
Simple: better comfort, better support, and a longer life from the boot and it's waterproof lining.
Coming to visit us for a fitting?
Please bring your normal walking socks, as well as any insoles or foot supports you normally use. It is sometimes useful for us to see any pairs of your old boots which you have found particularly comfortable (or uncomfortable!). Please allow around half an hour for fitting, and remember that we can get very busy on Saturdays - you may need to wait to be served.
Coming to visit us for a fit-check, new insoles or boot modification?
Please ensure that your walking boots are clean and dry*, and that you bring your normal walking socks with you as well.
*For health and safety reasons we are unable to handle dirty boots.
Buying boots online?
While we would always strongly recommend having footwear properly fitted in-store, we understand that this is not always an option. If you are unable to visit us in person, we are happy to give advice regarding the size and fit of the particular boot or shoe you are interested in, as all brands of footwear differ in size and fitting.
Please remember that if you had a particular brand of boots previously, there is no guarantee that the current version will fit the same, especially as your feet may have changed shape over time.
Boot fitting in our Leamington Spa store
We take up to 6 unweighted measurements of the feet...
...followed by up to 6 weighted measurements of the feet.
Selecting an appropriate boot based on foot size, shape, and intended use.
Checking for a secure fit on our boot ramp (especially important with hillwalking and trekking boots).
Selecting a suitable footsupport to improve fit, comfort and balance.
If an off-the-shelf boot isn't quite right, we can often stretch them to increase width, or to allow for foot issues like bunions or heel-spurs.
If you have any questions about our walking boot fitting service, then please don't hesitate to contact our walking boot fitting team on 01926 339388 (option 2).