Found out the same myself when I dropped in earlier today
Barkers website now gives his old shop in Ringwood (<a href="http://www.roughgear.co.uk/t-contactus.aspx" title="Rough Gear">Rough Gear</a>) as contact and they seem to have a similar range of boot brands.
I've just spoken to RG, and they thought that Steve ceased trading around Xmas '12. I've one idea where he might now be, but think his boot fitting days might well over - I'll follow up and come back if I find more
Meanwhile I'd suggest RG for new boots?
if you spot this want to drop me an e-mail?
[Steve-if you spot this want to drop me an e-mail? - John Hee]
Don't take this as gospel, but I heard that he lost his Paramo franchise, so swapped to doing running gear instead. Unfortunately, I don't think that he was able to make enough to keep afloat.
It's a real shame. He was a top guy who really knew his stuff. It also means that there is nowhere local that stocks a decent range of Paramo gear.
He was a runner before the walking trekking side kicked in, so that makes sense
I have a lead on a locally based trekking business that he may be associated with.
Possibly more to follow ..............
I wish I knew wher he has gone as I have back and knee problems and by selling me the right footwear problems ceased now I need new supply so if He is trading anywhere I would love to know Val Smith email email@example.com
Val - Steve's no longer in the outdoor\boot business. Doing something quite different these days
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