Your Own Personal Bootmaker!

Kevin Leahy Bootmaker
 In-person measuring of your feet for orthotics and custom boots is available in Santa Cruz, California.  Contact to make an appointment to examine the custom made hiking boots and have a no-cost evaluation of your feet.

Whether you have flat feet, high arches, bunions, different sized feet, exceptionally narrow heels, or simply want a superbly fitted pair of bespoke hiking boots handcrafted for you, this is the right place!

What I Offer You.

When your lasts are developed, I do a fitting with mock-up boots and your actual orthotic arch supports. Very few custom hiking boot makers offer this critical extra step! You can be certain of the fit before your actual boots are made.

I have over 40 years experience in making custom hiking boots and shoes with extensive training in anatomy, gait analysis, and kinesiology. My vita includes eight years of training with German and Austrian bootmakers. There is an intimate connection with a handcraft tradition that goes back hundreds of years, using techniques refined by thousands of shoe and bootmakers over the centuries and patiently handed down from master to apprentice. In addition, my decades of experience as a Certified Prosthetist (artificial limb maker) add a dimension in orthopedic fit that no one else has to offer.