John Calden Boots

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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

Mountain Shoe

rated 0.5 of 5 stars I ordered a pair of mountain shoes from John Calden and visited his shop so he could measure my feet. The shoes were more than a size too long. The shoes did not fit. The shoes were about one-half inch too long and John Calden was not interested in actually seeing how the shoes fit on my feet. His only concern was how the shoes fit his last. I took him to small claims court and won (see case number 2013 S 000242, Larimer County Court). Despite all the rhetoric on the website regarding superior fit,… 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