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  • 7 AWARD-WINNING REASONS TO GET FITTED FOR WALKING BOOTS BY WHALLEY WARM & DRY


    Outdoor Independent Retailer of the Year Footwear Industry AwardsWalking boots can be too big, too small, too wide, too narrow, too deep or too shallow, not to mention the wrong shape! With all these factors and more to consider when buying walking boots, it’s easy to understand why it can sometimes feel like a costly guessing game!

    The solution? Have your feet properly measured and walking boots fitted by Whalley Warm and Dry, ‘Outdoor Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year 2017’ (Footwear Industry Awards).

    Don’t believe us? Here’s 7 award winning reasons why it pays (in comfort, money and time) to get your feet measured and walking boots fitted by us;

     

    1. SAVE MONEY

    Buying walking boots that have been properly fitted will help you to avoid the costly mistake of buying the wrong walking boots.

    Once we have measured your feet, our trained fitters can advise you on the most suitable footwear for your feet and chosen activity, this process removes the guess work on your behalf. You will no longer be faced with the arduous task of choosing between an endless selection of boots without really knowing which one is going to be the most comfortable on your next walk.

     

    2. SIZE

    Measuring feet using the brannockMost people do not know their real shoe size. According to David G Armstrong, professor of Surgery at the William M Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, three quarters of people wear the wrong sized footwear.

    There’s no such thing as a size for life. Your feet can change in size and shape over time, they can become wider, flatter and develop deformities that change their shape. Many people start wearing a certain size when they are younger and believe that is their size for life.

    At Whalley Warm and Dry our specially trained fitters take ten detailed measurements of your feet to identify not only your size but your width and volume too.

     

    3. STANDARDISATION

    Even if you are lucky enough to know what size you are, there’s no universal standardisation of footwear sizing – a size 10 walking boot/shoe in one brand will not necessarily be the same size or have the same fit, as a size 10 in another. Even footwear from the same brand will differ in terms of fit due to the different lasts used to make them.

    Our trained fitters use their in-depth knowledge of the brands to interpret what size will be best for you.

     

    4. SHAPE

    We adviseSize is not the only factor to consider when purchasing footwear. In order to have comfortable feet additional dimensions of the foot must also be considered such as – foot width, foot volume, arch height and heel width. Footwear varies hugely across these dimensions, for example some boots/shoes are wider at the front of the foot and narrower at the heel, while others are more standard across the whole foot.

    Our Specialist Boot Fitters understand the differences in the footwear and they use their expertise of the lasts to match your foot to the footwear as closely as possible. We have footwear available in 5 different widths (extra narrow, narrow, medium, wide and extra wide) plus half sizes and different last shapes to choose from.


    5. SUPPORT

    In order to have truly comfortable feet on a walk, it is important to understand how the foot is moving inside the walking boot and be aware of any pressure points on the foot. Insoles can alleviate the pressure by supporting the arch and stabilising the foot.

    Using our state of the art technology, we can analyse your feet to identify your foot arch, examine pressure distribution and establish how best to support the foot inside your walking boots.

     

    6. STRETCH

    Steam and stretch footwear for a custom fit

    Walking boots or shoes purchased from us can be customised free of charge! If you need a slight adjustment or perhaps a bit more space, we can use our specialist machinery to gently steam and stretch the footwear for a custom fit. This process is done in store, whilst you wait and only takes about 10 minutes. Customising the fit of the footwear in this way is particularly helpful for people who suffer from bunions or heel spurs.

     

    7. SERVICE

    You can also relax knowing that our after sales service is second to none. If you have any problems with your walking boots or shoes then we strongly encourage you to return so we can help you to get the fit just right. When you buy footwear from us, we invest our time in your comfort.

     

    Unless you plan on trying lots of different walking boots on and are prepared to buy the wrong pair, consider getting your feet measured and your walking boots fitted by Whalley Warm & Dry.

    Call 01254 822220 or email info@whalleywarmanddry.co.uk to make your appointment!

  • Help us to help the homeless



    As we approach the 21 st of December and the official start of Winter, our thoughts go out to those whose hardships are made even greater by the onset of the bitter weather – the homeless. With no permanent home, they are forced to brave plummeting temperatures and perilous conditions which can prove to be lethal.


    According to the leading homeless charity Shelter, the number of homeless people in the UK has reached a staggering 307,000, which is more than the population of Newcastle.


    At Whalley Warm & Dry we want to help make a difference to the lives of the homeless this Christmas and help them to stay warm and dry. From tomorrow until Wednesday 20th December we will be collecting donations of clean, warm clothing (fleeces, jumpers, base layers) winter hats, gloves, scarves, warm socks and unwanted footwear  (in women’s sizes 4, 5 and 6 and men’s sizes 7, 8, 9) for the local homeless charity Nightsafe. Please see below for specific details and donation suggestions.

    In addition to your kind donations, we too will be donating warm clothes, socks and footwear to Nightsafe.


    Nightsafe is based in Blackburn providing holistic services to homeless young people aged 16 to 24 in the local area. Since Nightsafe began in 1990 they have:


    • Helped 10,000 young people
    • Given 30,000 nights off the street
    • Provided 100,000 meals
    • Had 400 dedicated volunteers

    Nightsafe has four projects offering a variety of housing options and services to young people.

    1. The Shelter provides young people aged 16 to 24 a safe place to stay with resettlement support to help them find more permanent accommodation.
    2. Witton Project is a supported housing project for 16 to 18-year olds promoting life skills and supporting young people to move on into independent living.
    3. Platform 5 is a day centre for 16 to 24 years olds that provides facilities such as laundry, storage, showers and meals. It also has an educational and health promotion brief.
    4. Cornfield Cliffe is a supported housing project in Darwen providing six en-suite rooms with 24-hour support.


    Nightsafe relies on the kind support of the local community to enable them to carry out their essential work.


    MAKE A DIFFERENCE THIS CHRISTMAS

    You can help the lives of young homeless this Christmas by donating one or more of the following items;

    • Warm layers – items such as fleeces, jumpers, base layers
    • Winter accessories – hats, gloves, scarves
    • Warm socks
    • Footwear – in women’s sizes 4, 5 and 6 and men’s sizes 7, 8, 9

    Please could all donations be cleaned prior to dropping off with us at Whalley Warm and Dry.

    You can drop off your donations anytime during normal opening times from tomorrow until 4:30 pm on Thursday 21st December.

    If you have any questions or would like further information please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, give us a call on 01254 822 220 or email info@whalleywarmanddry.co.uk


    TOGETHER WE CAN HELP YOUNG HOMELESS PEOPLE TO BE WARM AND DRY THIS WINTER

  • Christmas Opening Hours 2017



    As a family business we have chosen to close from 4 pm on Christmas Eve and re-open on the 3rd January at 10 am.

     

    Saturday 16th December 10 am – 5 pm

    Sunday 17th December 1 pm – 5 pm

    Monday 18th December CLOSED

    Tuesday 19th December 10 am – 5 pm

    Wednesday 20th December 10 am – 5 pm

    Thursday 21st December 10 am – 5pm

    Friday 22nd December 10 am -5 pm

    Saturday 23rd December 10 am – 5 pm

    Sunday 24th December 1 pm – 4 pm

    CLOSED until 3rd January at 10 am

     

    We still have boot fitting appointments available before Christmas or you can get ahead of the game and book an appointment in advance for the new year.

    Any website orders placed whilst we are closed will be processed when we re-open.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

    We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

     

     

  • 12 Christmas Special Offers

    12 Christmas Special Offers

    We have the perfect gifts for your outdoor loving family and friends at fantastic special offer prices in store! You can even treat yourself!

    BUY A HEALTHY BACK BAG FOR OVER £45 & GET A FREE BAGLETT*

    GET A FREE WALKING BOOK WHEN YOU BUY OVER £50 OF GIFT VOUCHERS...

    GET A FREE PAIR OF BRIDGEDALE OR 1000 MILE SOCKS WHEN YOU BUY OVER £100 OF GIFT VOUCHERS

    SPEND OVER £100 ON PÁRAMO & GET A FREE BUFF**

    20% OFF ALL RONHILL

    MEN'S & LADIES' TORRES ACTIVO WAS £180 NOW £144

    LADIES' TORRES MEDIO WAS £190 NOW £152

    MEN'S ALTURO JACKET WAS £210 NOW £168

    3 FOR 2 ON PÁRAMO ACCESSORIES

    BOOT DRYER WAS £20 NOW £10

    TREKMATES CAIRNGORM GAITER WAS £40 NOW £20

    75% OFF TREKMATES DRY LITE LINERS - 5L, 8L,13L

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY. THESE OFFERS ARE AVAILABLE IN STORE UNTIL THE 24/12/17, WHILST STOCKS LAST. DETAILS OF THE OFFERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

    * THIS OFFER ONLY APPLIES TO SPECIFIC COLOURS 

    ** ORIGINAL, SLIM AND UV BUFFS ONLY

  • Whalley Festive Weekend

    Whalley Festive Weekend

    The wonderful independent retailers of Whalley have joined together once more for Whalley Festive Weekend to offer you a magical Christmas shopping experience!

    Enjoy fantastic special offers, free festive refreshments and a chance to win some amazing raffle prizes! If you purchase from any of the below retailers between Friday 1st and Sunday 3rd December, you will be entered into the raffle and you could be the lucky winner!

    There’s something for everyone so it’s the perfect opportunity to get ahead with your Christmas present shopping!

    Here at Whalley Warm & Dry, we have some wonderful gift ideas, including the latest range of stylish hats and gloves from Barts and Buff – ideal for keeping your loved ones warm and cosy this winter!

    Browse with a complimentary drink and mince pie in hand.

    For the ultimate treat for your feet you can buy a pair of walking boots expertly fitted as part of our free Specialist Boot Fitting Service or choose a Páramo waterproof jacket which is guaranteed to bring a smile on Christmas Day!

    Here’s what to expect from the other wonderful retailers during Whalley Festive Weekend…

    Sarah Layton
    Seasons Boutique
    Hansel and Gretel
    Wardrobe by Simone
    Prescious
    Theofano
    Cosgroves
    Whalley Wine Shop
    Maureen Cookson
    Checkmate
    NuShu

    We hope to see you there! 

  • The Big Páramo Event 2017

    Big Páramo Event 2017

    Páramo is not only guaranteed for life, it's guaranteed to bring a smile on Christmas Day!

    Now is the perfect time to purchase those all important Christmas gifts for your outdoor loving friends and family. The Big Páramo Event starts this Friday 24th November and we will have some fantastic Páramo special offers in store or you can place your order for these money-saving offers over the phone and benefit from FREE DELIVERY! Plus our friendly and knowledgeable team can answer any questions you may have over the phone.

    Don't delay, these offers are only available until 5 pm on Sunday 26th November, whilst stocks last!

    paramo sale
    paramo sale
    the big páramo event
    the big paramo event

    Remember these offers are only available until Sunday 26th November at 5 pm!

    If you have any questions about our fantastic Páramo special offers or would like to know more about what makes Páramo so special, then please call 01254 822 220 where are friendly and knowledgeable team can help.


    * ALL OFFERS ARE BASED ON RRP.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY. ALL SPECIAL OFFERS ARE AVAILABLE IN STORE AND VIA TELEPHONE ORDERS DURING NORMAL SHOP OPENING TIMES FROM 24/11/17 UNTIL 5 PM ON 26/11/17, WHILST STOCKS LAST. 

     

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
& Sunday 1pm - 5pm