Mountainfeet is an award winning specialist mountain sports footwear shop located in the picturesque Pennine village of Marsden. Si Taylor, who runs Mountainfeet, has made it his mission to provide first class footwear fitting services for walkers and runners from near and far.
You’ll find Si in a crusading mood if you come into the shop for walking boots or shoes – he’s seen many pairs of feet that would have benefited from a service like his in the past. Si thinks it’s paramount that mountain enthusiasts understand the importance of foot health and choice of correctly sized and shaped footwear. As a result, he’s highly committed to making sure Mountainfeet customers take the best possible care of their feet during sport and to educating them in some of the best ways of staying healthy and preserving lower limb function well into old age.
Footwear fittings here can take some time so best to give him a ring first if you’re coming a distance and he’ll book you in. Alternatively, you’re welcome to use the online appointment booking system. Opening hours are 10:00am to 5:30pm Tuesday to Friday with late appointments till 8pm on Thursdays unless you’ve made a prior ‘outside hours’ arrangement. Si is a qualified foot health practitioner and a member of the Society of Shoe Fitters (MSSF) with lots of experience in providing free biomechanical and functional assessments for mountain walkers and runners. He also operates a foot health clinic within the shop run by local podiatrist Matthew Butters from Colne Valley Chiropody.
Si feels strongly that the purchase of new footwear should be an opportunity to check the condition of customers’ feet and inform them of any changes in size, shape or functionality as a result of ageing, health issues, previous use of poorly fitting or inappropriate footwear and general sports wear and tear!
This optional and free functional assessment of customers’ feet is proving a very popular service and most people seem happy to open up about any foot health issues they might have once they sense a genuine interest in keeping them in tip top walking and running health. In conjunction with our in-house podiatrist, Si has refined methods of checking the major areas of function that are likely to cause future problems and educate or refer accordingly.