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Frequently Asked Questions


We recommend allowing at least 45 minutes – 1 hour to be fitted in footwear however it can vary depending on your individual needs.

Yes, due to the large number of people visiting us, we highly recommend making an appointment a few days in advance. To make an appointment please call 01254 822220 or email us at

It’s free, we do not charge for the fitting service.

If you wear orthotic insoles and would like to wear them in your new footwear, please bring them with you to the fitting.

We do not make footwear in store. We do however offer;

  • A comprehensive specialist fitting service
  • Footwear available in five different widths and half sizes which gives us over 170 different fitting options
  • We can customise the fit of footwear

Yes, please bring them with you to your fitting to ensure the footwear accommodates the orthotic insole and does not alter the overall fit.

Unfortunately we do not offer a resoling service in store.

All Alt-Berg boots can be sent directly to the Alt-berg factory in Richmond, Yorkshire to be resoled. They will be resoled using the original lasts which enables the boot to retain it’s original shape and characteristics during the resole process. This service costs from £45 and needs to be organised with Alt-berg directly;

2b Racecourse Road
Gallowfields Industrial Estate
North Yorkshire
DL10 4TG

01748 850615 / 824717


We can also recommend a local company who offers a resoling service for walking shoes and boots.

Eric Wrathall
19A Halifax Road
OL14 5AG

01706 812 284


Yes, we can steam and stretch footwear bought elsewhere. We will assess the fit of the footwear and identify the type of stretching required prior to making any alterations.

Steam & Stretch – From £20
Takes approx 10 minutes and can be done in store whilst you wait.

Italian Stretching Machine – From £40
Needs to be left overnight for optimum results.

We do not charge for stretching footwear purchased at Whalley Warm & Dry.

We stock walking boots and shoes from the high quality brands Alt-Berg, Meindl, Hanwag, Scarpa and Salomon.

We have footwear available in five different width fittings (Extra Narrow, Narrow, Medium, Wide and Extra Wide) and half sizes- this gives us over 170 different fitting options.

Our range of footwear brands and styles have been hand-picked by our Senior Footwear Fitting Specialists to ensure a selection of different lasts and fits to suit a range of foot shapes and widths.

We also stock sandals from Teva and Meindl during the Spring and Summer.

Possibly, it depends on the causes of the pain. Customers who suffer from painful feet travel to us on a daily basis and in a large number of cases we are able to help them find footwear and insoles to help reduce discomfort and promote overall wellbeing.

We strongly advise calling us to discuss your needs prior to making an appointment.

In most cases, painful feet can be greatly helped by the use of supportive insoles and ensuring that you wear quality footwear that has been properly fitted. The footwear needs to provide a supportive fit, have the correct width at the forefoot and have a good quality sole unit.

Upgrade to an appointment with our in-house Foot & Insole Specialist for hand-built Custom Made Insoles, 100% tailored to your two individual feet, naturally supporting every contour of your foot, improving comfort, shock absorption, support, alignment and posture.

Medical professionals including Doctors, Physiotherapists and Chiropodists regularly refer patients to see us for our ability to help people with medical conditions such as Morton’s Neuroma, Plantar fasciitis, Metatarsalgia, Arthritis and knee, hip and back problems.

If we believe you would benefit from specialist medical advice, we know some of the country’s leading podiatrists and we will happily give you their contact information.

We are open Tuesday – Saturday 10am until 5pm, Sunday 1pm until 5pm and we are closed on Mondays.

Unfortunately we do not have a car park however there are a number of parking options available to you;

  • King Street (the main road adjacent to Whalley Warm & Dry) this is free and unlimited
  • Along Accrington Road, this is free and unlimited
  • The Swan Hotel car park, this is a pay-and-display car park which can be accessed via Accrington Road


Please note we strongly recommend that our customers do not park on the car park situated behind the Whalley Arms pub. It is a privately owned car park with an automated number plate recognition camera system. You will get a £100 fine for exceeding the time limit even by just a minute.

If you do decide to park at the Whalley Arms car park, please note your parking time starts from the minute you drive in, not when you buy the ticket. If one of the ticket machines is out of order, please use the second machine located in a different part of the car park.

The shop is located on the main road in Whalley however it is set back from the road and cannot be seen from the centre of the village. The easiest way to find us is to locate the Post Office, we are directly opposite.

We are very lucky to have a host of wonderful places to eat in very close proximity to the shop.

The Ribble Valley has a renowned Food Trail which consists of some of the finest places to eat in the area. Further details can be found here.

In the village we have a number of coffee shops which have excellent lunch menus and a selection of cakes. We also have a very popular sandwich shop and some classic pubs in Whalley. You are certainly spoilt for choice.

You can purchase Whalley Warm & Dry Gift Vouchers in store. Online gift vouchers are coming soon!

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