How to Clean and Care for your Walking Boots

All great walking boots are build with durability and longevity in mind, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need a little top up and TLC every once in a while! In this guide, we’ll walk you through step by step how to clean and care for your walking shoes or boots in order to maximise their lifespan and keep you exploring for years to come! We’ll explore not only excellent cleaning technique, but will also provide some top tips to ensure dry feet and long-lasting use. Regular Cleaning Tips Walking... Read More

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Introducing Open Air’s New Remote Services

Over the summer we’ve developed more online content, and introduced remote services, such as our remote footwear fitting service, to benefit those who can’t make it into our Cambridge store, or prefer not to, for whatever reason. Our customer services heroes are still here to answer your emails and live chats, and take your calls, but we’re getting ever busier with more in-depth enquiries, so we’ve introduced these services to give more time to respond to those. We aim to give you a taste of our in-store experience, and let... Read More


Finding Footwear That Fits – A Quick Guide

Feet come in many shapes and sizes. Buying footwear that fits well and is comfortable can make a huge difference to your enjoyment when walking; this means not just getting the right size, but also the right shape to match your feet; i.e. the right width (in the right places) and the right volume (depth). This can be tricky; that’s why it’s always best – if you can – to visit us at our specialist footwear store at 15 Green Street for an expert boot fitting. We carry a wide... Read More


How to Buy Walking Boots that Fit

Images and Text by Angus Whitby. Well-fitting walking boots aren’t just necessary to prevent bruised toes and blisters. They support your ankles and feet and are crucial in reducing fatigue and injury over the course of your walk. Following on from our guide on choosing the best walking boots or shoes, here is a more detailed overview of walking-boot fitting for those who are unable to visit our footwear department on Green Street for personalised walking boot fitting service or want to buy your own kit online! View our full footwear... Read More


How to Choose the Best Walking Boots and Shoes

Images and Text by Angus Whitby. If your new walking boots don’t fit properly, you risk trip-ruining discomfort (or worse serious injury) so it pays to get the best fitting walking boots you can. That is where Open Air’s footwear department is here to help with nearly 30 years of collective experience in assisting boot and shoe fitting for men, women and children. Use these tips for buying the best walking boots. Footwear Styles Comfortable walking boots are an essential part of your outdoor experience. No one wants sore feet... 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