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I need new ski boots so I'd like recommendations for good, reliable ski boot fitters. I live in Derbyshire and I'm willing to travel a fair distance if needs be.
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Snowhead @CEM always gets lots of recommendations.

https://www.solutions4feet.com/
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The go to recommendation from this forum would be - https://www.solutions4feet.com/ - they are in Bicester, so a bit of a trek for you
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@swskier, Snap !

(a bit of a trek for you) - maybe not be given the rest of your post....


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That's lucky because fitters that get recommended on here will require a lot of travel.

The following get a good rep but I haven't used.

Solutions4feet Bicester,
Profeet Fulham,
Rivington Alpine in deepest, darkest Lancashire


I used Glide & Slide Otley which I can also recommend but nothing else to compare with. Or consider in resort.
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@albob, great minds and all that
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Solutions4feet for me as well - you're a bit closer! He does fit them tight but they do loosen.
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Thanks for the info so far!
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From what I've heard solutions4feet is supposed to be one of, if not THE, best boot fitter in the country.

I really should go there, as I only live 10 miles away!! Next time I get boots I will.
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I was happy to do a 400 mile round trip. My OH went to Bicester Shopping Village, so an expensive day all round!
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Profeet every time
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Rivington Alpine
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I've traveled twice Leeds to solutions4feet, once for my boots, once for my wife, thoroughly recommended!

Even stopped me buying new boots a few years ago as nothing was wrong with the ones I got from them eons ago Wink
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Solutions 4 feet.

I went to them, on recommendation, from West Cornwall and was not disappointed.
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Solutions4feet, all our family have used them for years, I have recommended them to many people and everyone has been impressed and go on to recommend to their friends. Be sure to book an appointment and allow plenty of time.
If you do go stay away from the overpriced Bicester shopping village Shocked
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Another vote for CEM at Bicester - he has fitted boots for both of us and tweaked them after initial wearing. Great guy.
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kitenski wrote:
I've traveled twice Leeds to solutions4feet, once for my boots, once for my wife, thoroughly recommended.


Has Colin diversified Shocked
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@kitenski, And why is your wife thoroughly recommended?
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Our needs are individual otherwise we wouldn't need a bootfitter for spouses, so I don't think he's recommending the wife per se, but solutions4brides' supply and fitting and any subsequent minor adjustments.
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base your ski trip on getting a pair of boots. Theres a fair few recommended fitters in the alps. you can go back for tweaks during the week as well.
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@Mother hucker, Good Advice.
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Has anyone used Lockwoods? Since I was born in Leamington Spa and most of family are still nearby, they would be convenient for me when visiting - new boots long overdue.


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Solutions for feet bicester. He refused to sell me boots until I had done feet and ankle exercises so I certainly didn’t feel under pressure to buy any which was nice.
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Thanks again...very helpful!
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Profeet, Fulham. Exceptional, in my experience.

My son used Snow & Rock at the indoor slope, Hemel. They were very good, plus the advantage of trying them out and getting any required tweaks.
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I am having a ski boot tweak done tomorrow at The Skiers Lounge in Horsham, and has a good reputation down here. I will feedback

I have a pair of Salomon bbots that I don't think were that well fitted in the first place a few years ago from another well known shop and I am seeing if they can resolve the issues
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I am having a ski boot tweak done tomorrow at The Skiers Lounge in Horsham, and has a good reputation down here. I will feedback

I have a pair of Salomon bbots that I don't think were that well fitted in the first place a few years ago from another well known shop and I am seeing if they can resolve the issues
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Used profeet twice. Went last year felt safe about covid, boots are good hopefully they’ll get action this season
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195062 wrote:
Has anyone used Lockwoods? Since I was born in Leamington Spa and most of family are still nearby, they would be convenient for me when visiting - new boots long overdue.


I bought my one & only pair from Lockwoods but that was a dozen years ago. I was pleased with the service but my visit was too long ago to base a recommendation on it
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Ski weekend in chamonix and a trip to sole boot lab. Kill two birds with one stone, and get a few days to try the boots out and have any tweaks made.
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@snowdave, I’m planning exactly that! (Except we’re going for 3 weeks not a weekend… Madeye-Smiley
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Red Leon wrote:
195062 wrote:
Has anyone used Lockwoods? Since I was born in Leamington Spa and most of family are still nearby, they would be convenient for me when visiting - new boots long overdue.


I bought my one & only pair from Lockwoods but that was a dozen years ago. I was pleased with the service but my visit was too long ago to base a recommendation on it


Thank you. Used to go there many years ago for camping/walking stuff - bought a tent there in 1979 - but not for ages and never for ski equipment. Will probably give them a try, though it won't be for a while.
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Rivington Alpine are
Fantastic.
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The Skiers Lounge in Horsham, Sussex were fantastic - diagnosed all my issues
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Another vote for Rivington Alpine, up in Lancashire, exceptional service and value from a true expert
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I'm one of those people who prefer to get their boots in the Alps, because I always end up going back 2-4 times for tweaks during the week.

That said:
- I haven't tried the UK bootfitters recommended above - perhaps they would have managed to get the boots just right the first time
- My worst bootfitting by far was from a highly recommended Alps-based bootfitter. Comical experience, really, if it hadn't been for my howls of pain when I got into some offpiste runs. Turns out the guy doing my boots was on his first week there, after working in a bike shop...
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Graham @ Rivington Alpine - I'm slightly biased as I used to work with Graham (until I bought a business outside the industry during lockdown) but we met when he fitted me over 15 years ago. He's constantly investing in equipment and training and adapting the fitting process to suit current thinking and current boot tech developments. EVERY new boot that gets brought out gets skied in to asses who they will be suitable for (from personal experience this can be a painful process using products that are not necessarily for my feet but its an incredibly useful tool in assessing which skiers will benefit from which product)
Expect to spend 3 hours plus in the chair but time invested in the fitting will give you the best possible result, any modifications and follow up visits are included pretty much for the life of the boot.
I'll still be going to get my boots and my daughter will be up before we go away in January. Def the best in the UK alongside CEM
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