After ten years of memorable trading in Marsden, Mountainfeet is planning to close its doors for good early in the New Year. There are various factors that have led to this decision including supply difficulties from our mainly European manufacturers and Si’s wish to move on to pastures new.
Despite offers to buy the shop, we just haven’t been able to find that elusive person who’d carry on with the quality and style of service our customers have come to expect. Instead, we’re ceasing appointment only footwear fittings and opening the doors from Tuesdays to Fridays so that walk in customers can peruse and be fitted with our remaining high quality boots and shoes.
We have now made live our Mountainfeet Webshop which offers our remaining high quality clearance footwear – searchable by UK and Euro size. In the meantime, the Marsden shop will continue to fit and sell core product from esteemed brands such as Altberg, Meindl, Lowa, Asolo and Scarpa until we physically run out of it!
Mountainfeet pioneered and honed a method of fitting footwear that involves assessing our customers feet, footwear and foot health requirements with experienced and clinically knowledgeable eyes. Key to this has been the close relationship we’ve enjoyed with the well respected podiatrist Matthew Butters for over six years. We very much hope that another local individual or business steps up to the plate soon and that our many customers of the last decade can continue to find the solutions they’ve come to rely on.
The last fitting appointment in our history was with Ryan, a young man who’s passionate about the mountains, and to whom we wish a long lifetime of exciting experiences among them. Our photo shows him with his new B2 mountaineering boots and crampons – we think it’s very apt to bow out handing on expertise and advice to the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts.
Mountainfeet has evolved over the last seventeen years and has even deeper associations going back to the days when the renowned Paul Braithwaite opened his climbing shop in Oldham over 45 years ago! We’ve had good times and bad, often helped out by a superb team of staff and friends too numerous to mention but all fondly remembered and valued.
So to you, our superb, friendly, generous, loyal, supportive and often funny customers, thank you from the bottom of our hearts – it’s been emotional…
Si, Lizzie and Gyp