/ Good boot fitters Leeds/York area
Heading over to a wedding in early May and am looking to replace my phantom guides. If I'm honest with myself they were never the best fit which is why I'm looking at other options and not just replacing from an online retailer.
Anyway they've gone into the great unknown so I'm looking for a shop in either of the above areas with a good boot fitter.
I've checked the net and have a list of the usual high street chains in these regions, but are there any places that people could personally recommend. Local knowledge is best after all.
Cheers, for that. Another for the list.
ChevinTrek used to be quite good in Otley?
It's on Gay Lane I think as you come down from Caley.
Always makes me chuckle.
Sounds right up my alley.
Another vote for Backcountry in Ilkley
Just looking at backcountry and it looks like the only suitable boot they have is the Scarpa Mont Blanc GTX.
Do they have more stock in the shop than online?
Probably should have been a bit clearer in the initial post that I'm looking to try as many as possible.
I know it's not quite in your spec, but if you just want to try on as many boots as possible then your best option (by far!) is to head up to the Lakes and trawl around the shops in Ambleside and Keswick one day. Mid-week is always best! Cheers, George.
> Just looking at backcountry and it looks like the only suitable boot they have is the Scarpa Mont Blanc GTX.
> Do they have more stock in the shop than online?
Doubt it, it's a very small shop. They will fit boots you buy elsewhere though (for a fee). If it's a big choice you want, head over to Outside in Hathersage (not Leeds/York I admit), but a big selection and also have good fitters.
> Doubt it, it's a very small shop. They will fit boots you buy elsewhere though (for a fee). If it's a big choice you want, head over to Outside in Hathersage (not Leeds/York I admit), but a big selection and also have good fitters.
And Hitch 'n Hike, 5 miles down the road from Outside
Ditto. They heated up and stretched a boot on a rubbing for me to make it fit better for me. When it still never did fit right, they offered to sell it for me.
IMHO I think you're looking at trip to Ambleside.
Thanks for the replies. I am going to hire a car and scoot about the area. Have all day Fri to play with before heading to York for the wedding on Sat and I always wanted to see the lake district.
Looks like it'll be an expensive weekeend!
Thanks once more.
Elsewhere on the site
F ounded in 1993, Mountain Hardwear are a pretty young mountaineering clothing and equipment manufacturer but are also one of... Read more
Rock shoes stink – let’s face it. Boot Bananas are the perfect way to fight the funk and keep them fresh. They help... Read more
With four photos in this week's top ten, and a UKC gallery of stunning images we thought it was time we had a chat with... Read more
Tonight's Friday Night Video features the Norwegian town of Rjukan, once believed to be the home of the world's tallest... Read more
Perhaps the perfect Xmas gift for the climber in your life... Wild Country's Crack School has two of the worlds best crack... Read more