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. If you are in the area, you can contact us here and set up an in person scanning appointment.
If you don’t happen to live near Northern Colorado, we have partnered up with 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, Atlanta, South Carolina and landed in Fort Collins, CO.
He misses climbing southern sandstone, but is getting a taste for the Northern Colorado rock. When not climbing or biking, he can be found working on his motorcycle, building a better old fashioned, or playing a mean game of Catan.
Elizabeth 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 cat, trying to perfect her curry game, 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.
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.
What’s the difference between the Fuse and the Force rubber?
The Fuse is a softer, more sensitive rubber, perfect for smearing. The Force is stiffer, designed for edging. Both are Butora NEO, and engineered for maximum stickiness and high friction.
“I’m definitely noticing the footwork difference using my kN Climbing shoes. Just ordered my second pair!” -Harry L.
“From the one and only kN Climbing…the perfect fit shoe. Thank you so much for bringing this wonderful slipper to life!” -Ned L.
“I just got the best rock climbing shoes ever!! I have been climbing since 2003 and have owned dozens of shoes from every climbing brand and these are far and away the best. The good people at kN climbing take a 3D scan of your foot and print a 3D copy of your out in order to make a pair of shoes that fit EXACTLY to my foot! It feels amazing to have the toe box and heel shaped to accommodate my foot perfectly! This is a game changer! Thanks kN Climbing for sending these out. ” -Matthew K.
“I got the bold shoes and absolutely love them! They fit perfectly snug to my feet and they’re super comfy, while also providing an intimate feeling with the rock.” -Mel L.