User Review: Van Gorkom Men's Custom Hiking Boots
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $1600
Significantly overpriced for moderate quality fit and not very durable. Many would have better results by putting orthotic inserts in an average hiking boot. They probably would achieve equal (or better) fit, and durability. This is an example where the price you pay does not necessarily translate to "getting what you pay for."
- Looks good
- Website advertising is attractive, if not enticing.
- Extreme price point for an average boot
- There are better (fit and durability) "custom" boots out there that can be had for less money
- Not suited for backpacking.
The fitting is done by mail. This is not like a mail order shoe company where you can just send them back for a full refund and order a different size.
For this price, a person should consider purchasing a plane ticket and flying to a destination with a reputable custom boot shop, having their feet fitted for boots at a reputable "brick and mortar" store, and pocketing the difference in money saved.