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Mountains in Fog
Richard Shayler, Director

Since 2009, I have worked with some of the most innovative companies and highly regarded people in the ski industry, advancing my career and taking every opportunity to learn as much as possible along the way. 

 I was first introduced to the DaleBoot products while working at Outdoor Traders, Abingdon. I was impressed by their commitment to using the best materials possible, and not cutting any corners when crafting a truly unique product for every individual.

During my training, I completed courses with Masterfit University, a company focused on improving the quality of boot fitting around the world. They provide courses covering everything from the core basics to the secrets used by the world’s top industry professionals. I now work as an instructor teaching on their European courses.

​ My belief in the DaleBoot product led me to working for four years in their European headquarters in Kitzbühel, Austria. This allowed me to work side-by-side with some of the most skilled bootmakers in the ski industry, learning how to produce a top-quality product that caters to each customer’s specific needs.

In 2017, I was able to bring all I had learnt over my time in Kitzbühel back to England and open DaleBoot UK here in the heart of Abingdon.

Since then, I have been combining my knowledge, experience and passion for the trade to make sure that every customer finds their perfect fit so that they can get the most enjoyment out of their skiing experience. 

I hope to see you in the shop and look forward to working with you!

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