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