Mountainfeet are in Marsden
We're an award winning specialist mountain sports footwear shop celebrating a successful first year of relocation in the picturesque Pennine village of Marsden. Previously situated in Oldham town centre, Si and Marcus are particularly interested in walking, climbing and running together with the biomechanics of the feet and lower limbs.
You'll find us in a crusading mood if you come into the shop for walking boots or shoes – we've seen many pairs of feet that would have benefited from a service like ours in the past. We think it's paramount that mountain enthusiasts understand the importance of foot health and choice of correctly sized and shaped footwear. So we're highly committed to making sure our 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 us a ring first if you're coming a distance and we'll book you in. Alternatively, you're welcome to use our online appointment booking system. Our opening hours are 9:30am to 5:30pm Tuesday to Saturday unless you've made a prior 'outside hours' arrangement. Si Taylor is a qualified foot health practitioner, a member of the Society of Shoe Fitters (MSSF) and highly experienced in providing free biomechanical and functional assessments for mountain walkers and runners.
Free functional assessments for all footwear customers
We feel strongly that the purchase of new footwear should be an opportunity to check the condition of our 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!
Our optional and free functional assessment of our customers' feet is proving a very popular service and we are finding that most people are happy to open up about any foot health issues they might have once they realise that we're genuinely interested in keeping them in tip top walking and running health. In conjunction with our mentoring podiatrist Tony Gavin at Davenport House, we have refined methods of checking the major areas of function that are likely to cause future problems and educate or refer accordingly.