No more discomfort, no more breaking in. Custom shoes, custom design, custom made for you. At kN Climbing, we use state of the art 3d scanning and manufacturing technologies to build the shoe that fits you perfectly.

Style, comfort, form, and function.

After your feet have been scanned, you’ll be able to pick out the style and colors of your shoes. Each set of shoes is made to order by hand in Fort Collins, Colorado. We’ll be able to accommodate any size, shape, and abnormality that your feet come with, because everybody’s different and we like it that way.

We are based in Fort Collins Colorado, and we have a scanning hub in South Carolina. So if you are in either of those areas you can contact us here and set up an in person scanning appointment.

If you don’t happen to live near Northern Colorado or South Carolina we have partnered up with cell phone scanning app called Eclo. You can visit the Eclo site to download the app and scan your feet.


Raymond is kN’s lead designer and shoemaker. He lived and climbed in Las Vegas for many years before moving to Northern Colorado, where he primarily boulders. His sources of inspiration include John Bachar, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Bob Dylan.

Outside of climbing he enjoys snowboarding, billiards, skateboarding, and Mario Kart.

Arturs is kN’s engineer and technical integrator, aka tinkerer. The passion for taking things apart and putting them back together started in Latvia, and took him through Philadelphia and Atlanta to where he’s currently posted up in South Carolina. 

When he’s not climbing southern sandstone, he can be found working on his motorcycle, building a better old fashioned, or playing a mean game of Catan.

Rachel is kN’s photographer and marketing director. She’s lived and worked in more places than she can count, and spends more time than she should looking at flights.

When she’s not shooting, she’s usually hanging out with her cats, hiking, or telling someone to go watch Fleabag.

This is Hank. He’s the goodest boy in Northern Colorado.


How long will it take to get a pair of kN shoes?

This depends entirely on how many orders we have at any given time. All kN shoes are built by one shoe maker right now so the more orders we have the longer it will take. We strive to get all orders fulfilled within a month of placement, but we’ll let you know if that isn’t possible.

Why kN?

kN shoes are designed and made to fit your feet perfectly. This means you can have the broken in feeling of climbing shoes that are two months old, but with the sharp fresh edge of a brand new pair.

Do you offer any animal free options?

kN currently does not have any animal free shoe options. Our uppers are made from split suede cow hide. This is something we might add in the future.

How do I get my feet 3D scanned?

We have two locations you can scan at. One in Northern Colorado and the other in South Carolina. You can contact us using the form below to make an appointment. If you can’t make the trip to either of those locations you can download the Eclo app and scan your feet using your phone.