Walking Boot fitting
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.
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 five different width fittings, as well as half-sizes.
Insoles: We offer a comprehensive range of footbeds - both ready-made and custom-moulded - to improve the fit of your boots, to provide more support and comfort, and sometimes to relieve 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 repellancy and breathability, and to maximise its service life.
Fit Guarantee: All footwear fitted in our Leamington Spa store is backed by our no-quibble 'Fit Guarantee'.
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.
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 6 weighted measurements of the feet.||Selecting the most appropriate boot.|
|Checking for a secure fit on our boot ramp.||Selecting a suitable footbed appropriate to the footwear.||Stretching a walking boot to increase width.|
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).