Getting involved in made-to-order—the process by which makers allow you to customize often every single detail of a boot or shoe—is incredibly fun, and creative, and also sometimes scary (in the best way possible).

How do you figure out what to make? Where do you start? What should you consider in terms of that specific piece of footwear, and how it fits into your collection and wardrobe? Ticho and Ben break down their approaches and philosophies on MTO, plus which makers you should consider doing MTO with, and how much they cost.

Then as always, it’s on to the Shoe Bag, in which we answer listener questions ranging from how to care for roughout boots, to the most versatile overall shoe for everyday wear.

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Boot and Shoemakers Mentioned in this Episode:

Viberg Boot

White’s Boots

Wesco Boots

Nick’s Boots

Frank’s Boots

Drew’s Boots

JK Boots

Mark Albert Boots

Onderhoud Handmade

Crockett & Jones

Sagara

Carmina

Vass

Truman

Thorogood

Grant Stone

Unmarked

Division Road

Baker’s Boots & Clothing