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If you Google "Hand Made Hiking Boots " a 2005 posting shows up. I'm not there because I was trying to catch up on a two and a half year back log. I re-built my shop to work better and my little kids who would climb on my back while I measured my customers feet are to big to do that now. I have specialized in Mountain Footwear for 30+ years now; Hiking Boots , X-C Ski Boots and Mountain Shoes(Climbing Boots for a while there too). A long time ago I sold and repaired hiking boots . I saw why certain boots fit customers better and when they came back in for re-soling I saw what features made the boots stronger and last longer. When I started making boots I borrowed the best features from many of these different designs and came up with my own design.Today most of the "Made-to-Measure" Hiking Bootmakers in the USA and Canada are using my hiking boot features. Why get Custom Made Hiking Boots ? Because they fit better and last longer, true. (I just re-soled a pair, my customer got from me in 1991. He wanted to get new soles on them before he climbed Mt. Meeker in RMNP, next to Longs Peak).Even if I think mine are the best, almost all of my customers buy my boots because they just can't get a fit at the regular Boot Store. Thats what Custom Made is all about. John W. Calden "Calden Boots" Estes Park, CO.