John Calden Boots

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Mountain Hiking Boot

rated 5 of 5 stars Perfect fit from day 1 for hard to fit feet. Never a sore spot. No toe jam on descending. Really really great boot. Worth the wait and the money as I don't think I will need another boot ever. Full review

Mountain Shoe

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had my Calden Boots for three seasons now, and about 500 miles later, I absolutely love, love these boots! They are the most comfortable and durable boots I've ever owned. It is obvious John took much time and consideration in making my boots, the fit couldn't be better. I have hiked up to 20 miles in one day, and yes my feet are tired but I couldn't have done this in store bought boots. These boots have allowed me to continue long hikes.   Another thing I noticed is I don't get pain in my… Full review

Mountain Hiking Boot

rated 5 of 5 stars After four different pairs of hiking boots in 15 years that didn't quite fit the Mountain Hiking Boots fit perfectly right away. I have a pair of the Mountain Hiking boots made with 4 mm leather uppers and leather midsole. They are great. These are stiff soled heavy boots used for hiking and backpacking.  Fit: The fit was perfect from the moment I put them on. Break-in time was the 2 minutes it took to walk from the car to the trail head. Comfort: The box toe provides plenty of room. I have never… Full review

Mountain Shoe

rated 5 of 5 stars I have a pair of mountain boots from John Calden. I have not had a blister since the day I got them, and they've seen heavy use both hiking, backpacking, and off-trail. If you're looking for a trail shoe, these are not the ticket.  But if you do long hikes, anything off-trail, or rough terrain, these will stand by you and function perfectly.  I love them. Full review

Mountain Shoe

rated 5 of 5 stars Highly Satisfied. I wear the shoes any time I have to be on my feet for extended periods of time. They are not at all fashionable, but they are the most comfortable walking shoes I have ever owned. I have sold mountaineering footwear. I have owned excellent hiking and mountaineering boots, including Pivetta, Raichle, and Lowa. John's boots fit and feel better than any boots I have ever worn. Full review

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John Calden has been hand making footwear since 1970. He makes custom boots for walking, hiking, and cross-country skiing.


John Calden Boots
P.O. Box 2523
Estes Park, CO 80517

phone: (970) 586-5398