Peter Limmer & Sons
The bottom line is that the more you wear them, the more comfortable they will become, and this process goes on for years and years and years .... The important thing about Limmers is that you have to work with them. Some people are impatient, and expect them to be fairly comfortable right away. In my view, that's a mistake. When you first get your Limmers, they will be extraordinarily stiff and uncomfortable. But as you use them, they will gradually conform to your foot. Ask anyone who has honestly… Full review
I have found this boot to be of the finest quality. I would much rather wear them all day any day, than any other footwear I own. Extremely comfortable, the weight is a non-issue as comfort by far makes up for it. When treated with the proper leather conditioner they are for the most watertight. Durable sole as well. I highly recommend this boot to anyone and it would be money very well spent. Full review
All in all, a thoroughly unpleasant experience. I went to the factory and had my foot measured by a salesman. The boots I received never fit. I wore them dally to work and walked regularly 3-5 miles a day. I got enormous blisters when I tried hiking in them (after 6 months of break-in time). Limmer wouldn't stand behind them and I ended up losing money when they would only give me part of my money back, along with a condescending note. Never again! Full review
I love my Limmers! They weigh a ton, especially when saturated with mud and water, but are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. There's an old saying that you don't break Limmers in, they break you in. I'd have to disagree. Peter Limmer measured my foot and the boot fit like a dream and required almost no break-in period. There's no insole or padding on the foot bed whatsoever, but I have never suffered a blister (I'm on the end of the third sole). You can buy cheap lightweight boots and… Full review
Unquestionably the best made, most comfortable boot I've come across. The lacing system actually isolates the top of the boot from the bottom (at least with round laces I use), so you can leave the footbed a little loose, but lace the ankles up tight. Leather is beautiful in and out. Full review
Peter Limmer & Sons produces custom-made hiking boots in limited quantities.
Off-the-shelf boots bearing the Limmer name are sold by a separate company, Limmer Boot, Inc.
Peter Limmer & Sons Coverage in the Trailspace Blog
Treat Your Feet to a Pair of Custom Hiking Boots
How often do you buy a new pair of hiking boots? What if you could buy a pair of boots that would last 25 or 30 years? That's one of several reasons some people choose to have their boots custom-made. Read more
November 16, 2011