Inside Open Air


Meet the Open Airists: Tom

The series continues! Second on the stage is Tom, an enthusiastic flyer and canoeist. Hi, my name is Tom, and I’ve been working at Open Air since September 2019. I started in the main shop, where I learned about waterproof materials, rucksacks, walking poles, sleeping equipment, and how to care for equipment. I more recently migrated to the footwear shop, where I learned the basics of fitting customers with walking shoes and boots. One of the early lessons for me at Open Air was that there is an extraordinary depth... Read More


Meet The Open Airists: Will

Each Monday, we’re going to be bringing you a series of articles in which you can get to know our staff team and learn what makes them tick. First up, it’s our hairy climber, Will: Hi, my name is Will. I’ve been working at Open Air for almost two months and have been getting to grips mostly in the main store and the footwear store. I rock climb on a regular basis and during winter I try to ski and ice climb as much as possible. Therefore my area of... Read More


What To Expect From A Walking Boot Fitting At Open Air

Open Air’s footwear department has been providing professional men’s, women’s and children’s footwear fitting and advice for almost 30 years. Whilst the technology in outdoor footwear has evolved, the goal of happy customers leaving with comfortable walking boots has not. Customers travel from around the country to visit us for great service with one of the widest selections of outdoor footwear in the country. Here’s a sample experience of what to expect when you visit Open Air Cambridge for a professional boot fitting! Getting the right fit for your walking... Read More