custom hiking boots

About the custom hiking Boots

Not certain if custom boots are right for you?  Contact me to email photos of your feet for evaluation.

What makes my boots different?

I make your boots to measurements of your feet, using my 40 years experience in orthopedic shoemaking to precisely fit you. I have years of training under Austrian and German Master Shoemakers in both very traditional bootmaking and the latest knowledge in orthopedics. In addition I completed the Graduate Program in Prosthetics at UCLA with the entire attendant curriculum in anatomy, kinesiology, gait assessment and pathomechanics. I bring all my training and experience to making your boots.

custom hiking boots

Traditional Design

The boots are a traditional Tyrolean design taught to me by an old Tyrolean bootmaker. The boots have all leather uppers, lining and insoles. The outsole is Vibram and easily repaired. The design has a padded bellows tongue and the boot is made with a minimum of seams, all double or triple stitched with the strongest thread. A pair of men’s size 12 boots weighs about 4 pounds (less than two kilograms). This is the lightest that all leather boots can be made and still be sturdy enough to maintain their support over the years. The leathers used in the upper and lining are supple and easily broken in. I choose only the best leathers and components to make your custom boots.

Shock Absorbing Midsoles

The midsoles are made from a special shock absorbing rubber which I import from Germany. I have used this material for years on my own shoes and boots, and the difference in comfort is incredible! This rubber does not breakdown, and your knees and back will thank you every time you take a step.

custom hiking boots

Custom Foot Orthotics

Every pair of boots includes a pair of custom foot orthotics (a $400 value) made from your molds. 


A selection of custom hiking boots and other footwear.