John Calden Boots
There are very few craftsmen left in the world who can make a boot like John Calden. If you do a lot of backcountry hiking, your feet deserve a pair of these boots. I have kind of unusual feet. I wear a size 11, but my foot is very low volume. I have struggled with blisters for almost 30 years with store bought boots. I finally decided to find a craftsman out there to make me a pair of custom boots. I found John Calden after extensive research. I only wish I had found him earlier. He is one of a… Full review
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
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
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
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
John Calden has been hand making footwear since 1970. He makes custom boots for walking, hiking, and cross-country skiing.