Peter Limmer & Sons Custom Boot

The Limmer boot is made from a one-piece leather upper crafted to fit your foot perfectly. What that perfect fit requires is first a tracing and five measurements of your foot, then, ideally, an in-person fitting and final tracing at Limmer's New Hampshire shop. Limmer makes a foot model from rock maple, exact to two millimeters, which he uses to create your custom boot. With care, they'll last ages. "It's not uncommon for our repair department to get a pair of boots that are 25 or 35 years old. Two years ago we got a pair that were between 60 and 70 years old," says Limmer. [$650;]