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The Story

Barefoot Trading is an import/distribution company owned and managed by Karen Ingram and Paula Wooding, both passionate Nordic Walkers.

We started selling EXEL poles in 2008. Our philosophy is simple, to sell quality Nordic Walking kit with great advise and customer service so you can enjoy an active lifestyle. We believe that buying your Nordic Walking poles should be joyful. 

All our staff Nordic Walk and EXEL poles are what we've always walked with. That's what we use so that's what we sell!

EXEL are the original Nordic Walking pole brand, in fact it was EXEL who first came up with the term "Nordic Walking" in 1986 when the sport was born.

Karen is an INWA National Nordic Walking Trainer and has been Nordic walking since 2006. We love questions, no matter how daft you may think it is, so please get in touch.


Happy Nordic Walking



  • "I just wanted to let you know that our LEKI poles arrived safely at 09:40 today and are exactly what we wanted. That was an amazing turnaround and I just wanted to thank you once again for such fantastic customer service."

    Tony sanders

  • "Thank you Paula, brilliant service as always!"

    DENA bray

  • "Poles arrived safe and sound. Thanks for your usual speedy service."

    Julia kraus

  • "Thank you for the brilliant customer service."

    Jayne MacLennan