The Limmer family has been making fine footwear since 1919. Hiking boots, the first U.S. patented downhill ski boot, and Tyrolean walking shoes are examples of their efforts. In 1925, the family moved to New Hampshire, establishing their growing tradition of boot making in New England.
Things have changed since 1919 though. In the mid-1970s the Limmer’s entered into agreement with a manufacturer in Bavaria to offer a wider distribution models like the standard boot. While the option of a fully custom hiking boot still exists, Limmer Boot Inc. recognizes that not every customer desires or requires a custom made shoe. The boots sold “off the rack” still are built to exacting standards and with a good amount of handcraft.
The Standard Mountaineering Boot has “All the quality of custom-made Limmers, without the wait for a custom boot. The Standard can be seen above. Limmer also produces some gorgeous walking shoes and oxfords. Those two after the jump.