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Glide & Slide Independent Ski Shop UK Boot Fitting

Expert Ski Boot Fitting in the heart of Yorkshire.

Expert Ski Boot Fitting in the heart of Yorkshire.

With over 30+ years’ experience, Glide & Slide are specialists in all aspects of Ski Boot Fitting and Customisation.

Our comprehensive, appointment-based service, incorporating biomechanical assessment, ski boot selection and modification and custom insole fabrication. All backed by our class leading Boot Fit Guarantee.

Alongside our extensive range of ski boots, we are proud to be the exclusive UK supplier of Strolz custom-made ski boots.

Full details of the in-depth Strolz fitting process and costs can be found at

Ski Boot Appointments and Pricing

To book a fitting appointment please click here

A full explanation of our fitting procedure can be found lower down this page.

1hr Initial Consultation for Strolz Custom-made Ski Boots.

For full details about the Strolz process and to book your initial consultation please go to, call us on 01943 461136 or email

2hr Ski Boot Fitting Appointment - £149 + Ski Boots.

For those looking to purchase ski boots.

Your appointment includes:

  • Biomechanical assessment and pressure analysis.
  • Ski Boot selection and customisation.
  • Custom insole fabrication.
  • G&S Fit Guarantee.

We are also able to offer Custom Liners, Thermic Boot Heater installation during your fitting. These may be recommended to improve comfort and performance but are optional extras.

Please note this appointment is not for Strolz Custom-made boots. To book a Strolz fitting please head to, call 01943 461136 or email

1hr Boot Adjustment for ski boots bought at Glide & Slide and covered by our Fit Guarantee Appointment – FREE.

Every step in our fitting process is there to have you comfy and happy in your boots from day one. However further adjustments may be required once you have skied. This is part of the custom fitting process and why every boot we sell is covered by our comprehensive Fit Guarantee.

If you are having any issues or concerns, we are here to help! So please contact us at or call 01943 461136.

1hr Ski Boot Adjustment Appointment for ski boots bought elsewhere – £99

The appointment to have boots fitted which were purchased elsewhere.

The appointment include:

  • Required shell modification/liner modification.
  • Basic set up of buckles..

The appointment does not include:

  • Custom Insole Fabrication
  • G&S Fit Guarantee

More time and return visits may be required and will be charge at the above hourly rate.

If you have any requirements outside of this framework, then please contact usat or call 01943 461136.

1hr Custom Insole Appointment - £149

The appointment to get Custom Insoles for ski or snowboard boots purchased elsewhere. We are also able to create insoles for trainer, walking boots, and even ice skates. If you are interested in insoles fitting to your everyday footwear then please call to discuss your options.

The appointment includes:

  • Biomechanical Assessment & Pressure Analysis.
  • Custom Insole Fabrication.

The appointment does not include:

  • Ski Boot Modification*
  • G&S Fit Guarantee

*Modification work is possible in this appointment and is charged at £25 per grind/stretch.

If you have any requirements outside of this framework, then please contact us at or call 01943 461136.

Who we are:

Our team of boot fitters have a combined experience of well over 30 years. We make a point of keeping up to date with the latest technical understanding and developments, regularly attending training courses and visiting supplier factories.

Ally Bolton

Ally Bolton

Ally is the co-owner of Glide & Slide and has been boot fitting since he first joined the team back in 2004. Prior to joining Glide & Slide Ally was working as a CSIA Ski instructor in Banff, Canada which gave him an in depth understanding of the technical aspects of skiing.

In his 18 plus years of experience Ally has built a reputation as one of the most respected boot fitters in the UK. He is certified by the British Ski Bootfitters Association, Sidas Academy, Masterfit University (Masters level) and the Warren Smith Ski Academy Expert Program. He has also been trained by the Hannes Strolz master boot fitters in Lech.

Frazer Shand

Frazer Shand

Frazer joined Glide & Slide at the start of the 2021 season. With over 15 years’ experience, he has done multiple ski seasons in Canada and France culminating with the last 7 years as Buyer, Manager and Trainer at Profeet in London.

Recognised as one of the top ski boot fitters in the UK, Frazer holds Masterfit Masters Plus, Sidas Academy and BSBA 301 Certification and accredited by the Warren Smith Ski Academy Expert Program. Frazer is also a member of the Society of Shoe Fitters.

Alongside his boot fitting experience, Frazer is a CSIA qualified ski instructor, certified ski technician. And is in the process of completing a Sports and Exercise Science degree with Manchester Metropolitan University.

The Process (What we do)

No matter your ability level our appointment based fitting service delivers the best experience for every client.

Biomechanical Assessment and Pressure Analysis.

Your ski boot fitting begins with a hands-on assessment of your lower limb mechanics. Evaluating range of motion, foot function and structure.

We then we assess posture, alignment and plantar force distribution using the latest pressure scanning technology.

Static Scan

Finally, we measure your feet, both loaded and unloaded, using a 4-point process.

Ski Boot Selection.

Selecting the correct boot is paramount. Considering your ability, biomechanics, and the measurements taken, we are then able to offer a concise selections of ski boot models which may be suitable.

This is the hardest part of the fitting process and is completely subjective. From your feedback we develop your options, trying different models and discussing solutions to possible problems. Working together find the best starting point.

Custom Insole Fabrication.

Forming the foundation of your custom fitted ski boots.

Footbed Grinding Footbed Moulding

Our custom insoles are a multi layered, heat mouldable composite product, that conforms exactly to the shape of your feet. They are fabricated in house within your appointment time.

By increasing contact and distributing plantar pressure we improve the stability of the whole body, enhancing proprioception and balance. Through this we reduced fatigue and maximise both comfort and performance

A properly made insole will also optimise the foots position within the boot improving alignment and the effectiveness of any modifications that may be required.

Modification and Optimisation.

Boot Strech

When it comes to customisation, we truly are experts. Our workshop features an extensive range of tooling and materials allowing us to create a truly personalised fit. By modifying your boots, we alleviate pressure points and improve comfort and performance.

We also offer a range of custom liners from Strolz and Intuition. This allows us to further tailor your ski boots. Custom liners offer additional solutions to both comfort and performance. For instance, prominent ankle bones, slim or wide feet and athletic (large/wide) calves. They are also an excellent upgrade for those looking for a precise performance orientated fit from their boots.

Further enhancements can be made with the addition of Thermic boot heaters and Booster power straps. We also offer a comprehensive range of technical ski socks.

Fit Guarantee

Although we strive to have your ski boots comfy from the first run, issues can and do arise. If you discover any problems with the fit of your ski boots while skiing, that were not apparent during your initial appointment, we will gladly refit them free of charge.

Please call the shop on 01943 461136 or email to talk to one of our boot fitters who may be able to help you over the phone. If this is not possible then we will book a boot adjustment / refit appointment.

If we are not able to satisfactorily resolve the issues (after being given sufficient opportunity) then we will happily exchange your boots for another model.

Remember if you are experiencing continued discomfort or prolonged numbness you must STOP USING THE BOOTS. It is your responsibility to manage your foot health.

Ts & Cs
• You must provide proof of purchase from Glide & Slide.
• The fitting fee is non-refundable.
• You must follow any guidance and advice regarding the care and breaking in of the boots given during your fitting. We highly recommended skiing the boot on an indoor or dry slope in the UK before your first skiing holiday.
• You must give us sufficient opportunity to adjust and refit your ski boots.
• We are not responsible for issues caused by product misuse or damage caused by the customer.
• The guarantee does not cover normal wear and tear, changes in requirement (such as ski ability), or physiological changes.
• This guarantee is in addition to the boot manufactures warranty and does not affect your rights under the Consumer Rights Act 2015.