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Posted by Chris Sawyer on

The Limmer you know, is the Limmer that is here to stay

The intent of this blog is to focus on the 2 things that are most important to Limmer, the special family of Limmer customers, their stories about their boots, and the people and places experienced in them. And also, to share stories about the incredible Limmer history and Limmer family with the special reverence that they deserve.  

As we begin to share those stories, we are humbled to begin by sharing a recent Outside Business Journal with you, not to bring attention to any individual, but to bring attention to Limmer’s rich history and our 100% commitment to keep the boots exactly the same for Limmer customers during a time of very intentional transition that we have worked very closely with Peter and Karl Limmer on over the past several years. 

If you read the article, we hope you will consider keeping up date by giving @outsidebusinessjournal a follow. OBJ is a critical resource for the @outdoorindustry and has been supporting both outdoor retailers and companies like Limmer for many years!

As you will read, Kristin Hostetter, Editor in Chief at OBJ, is the person who wrote the February 2000 Backpacker Magazine article about the Limmer Lightweight titled, “A Close-To-Perfect Boot.” We are grateful to the OBJ team and Kristin for their support, and to Eric Smith for taking the time and care to blend the Limmer story together in such a thoughtful way.

It is important to share this update, but more important for you to know that we will continue to treat every aspect of Limmer with the reverence it deserves. You, the Limmer family, can expect the exact same highest quality materials, detailed craftsmanship, and long lasting boots that customers have enjoyed and deserved for over 100 years.

We would like to thank Bryan Hayek for his detailed work and focus on helping us bring the new website to life, and to both Ryan Smith with Rooted In Light Media and Steven Reinhold with Appalachian Adventure Company for their beautiful photography work.

Moving forward, you should expect to read special stories about the special people who wear Limmer boots and the incredible history of the Limmer family. Peter Limmer Sr. started something special. For anyone who has ever laced up a pair of Limmer boots, we hope you will find comfort in knowing that the Limmer you know, is the Limmer that is here to stay.

Best Regards to All,

Adam and Chris

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  • I am in my second pair of Limmers. I first bought a pair of Standards from Karl 4-5 years ago after searching for a one piece leather designed boot like I used to have in college. I chose the Standards. As Karl advised me, those were some seriously stout boots. I underestimated how tough they were. I also ordered them a half size too small, so I never could get totally comfortable with them. I still believed in the theory and design of the boot, so I called Chris in late 2021 to discuss trying a new pair. He and I talked a couple of times and we decided that I should try the lightweight. They are already proving to be what I was hoping for in a one piece all leather boot. Temperature control and water repellency are great. I was in the mountains of NC recently during a significant snow event and they performed better than expected. They are molding to my feet like Limmer lifers talk about and Chris promised. I am very grateful for Chris and Adam’s commitment to the brand and I hope to be in Limmers the rest of my life. Thanks for continuing the tradition!

    Jason Moore on
  • My mother, Margaret Kelly McClare taught my brother and sister and I how to ski. She wore Limmer ski boots with a “Kelly Green” tongue. She taught the neighborhood kids how to ski as well in her beloved Limmers. I remember her demanding in a local ski shop that her new skis with Tyrolia step in bindings be fitted so that she could continue to wear her Limmers with the new skis. Somehow she convinced them as her Limmers were fitted with metal plates at the toe and heel. I still have the boots and they are proudly displayed in our home below a pair of Northland wooden skis. They bring back fond memories of my mother and skiing with her in her Limmers back in the early 60’s. My brother, a NH Fish and Game officer wore Limmers his entire career making a family connection with these iconic boots stronger.

    Kelly McClare on
  • Hello Peter, Karl, Chris and Adam and company. My wife and I are so looking forward visiting Intervale in the near future to meet all of you.

    At our old age, I don’t backpack much nowadays, we still hike when Kim and I can. I had several Limmer styles over the years. Our favorite style is the Lightweight. We wear ours daily, yes daily, for close to twenty years now, Kim four years. Regular store-bought shoes just don’t cut it for us. I resoled the Lightweight as well as a Midweight years ago. For some reason, old age again, I outgrew my Standard Limmers and sadly sent them to Peter Limmer & Sons to sell on consignment. Having said that, I just ordered a replacement Standard and looking forward breaking them in in time for our next overseas trip.

    Our Lightweights, and my midweight, have taken us through many adventures all over the world and continue to do so. We enjoy them because they are not only the most comfortable “shoes” we have experienced; they protect our feet like no other “shoe” can, the equivalent of a foot all-terrain vehicle. They protected us at below zero Fahrenheit, Atacama Chile desert, to 115F Death Valley temperatures. No sweating, freezing or discomfort. Very water resistant as well. When I need slippers, I loosen laces, gently tying, and voila I slip in and out easily after boarding a long flight. When backpacking these converted slippers were my camp shoes. Like most boots, how you tie the laces totally changes the characteristics of the boot.

    Finally made Kim, my wonderful wife, a believer a few years back. She wears hers daily as well. People look at her funny, especially when dressed for evening occasions, as she is a small frame woman with boots that stick out, but man she loves those Limmers. She spouts the wonders of Limmers to anyone that will listen. I might have created a monster here. Unknowingly, she probably sold a few pairs.

    We praise our Limmers for the simple reason that we are so grateful the Limmer family created such a marvelous boot that has benefitted us both so greatly. As mentioned, we never leave home without Limmers on our feet. Thank you, Peter, Karl, Adam, Chris, Ken and associates, for continuing to practice your craft.

    Santiago & Kim

    Santiago Rodriguez on
  • Hello Peter and company. My wife and I are so looking forward visiting Intervale in the near future to meet all of you.

    At our old age, I don’t backpack much nowadays but we still hike when Kim and I can. Had several styles over the years. Our favorite style is the lightweight. I have been wearing mine daily, yes daily, for close to twenty years now, as I don’t like standard shoes much. Have resoled the lightweight as well as a midweight years ago. For some strange reason, old age again, I outgrew my heavyweights and sadly Peter sold them for me. Our lightweights have taken us through many adventures all over the world and continue to do so again.

    We enjoy them because they are not only the most comfortable shoes we have experienced over a long period of time; they protect our feet like no other shoe can. They are versatile. I wear them all year round from below zero, Atacama Chile desert to 115F Death Valley temperatures. No sweating, freezing of discomfort. Very water resistant as well. When I need slippers, I loosen laces, gently tying, and Voila I slip in and out easily. This I do after boarding a long flight as well as camp shoes long ago when I backpacked. Like with other boots in my previous life, how you tie the laces totally changes the characteristics of the boot. Only a quality boot like Limmers can be so versatile and yet be comfortable and supportive.

    Made Kim a convert a few years back and she wears hers daily as well. People look at her funny, especially when dressed for evening occasions, as she is a small frame woman with boots that stick out, but man she loves those Limmers. She spouts the wonders of Limmers to anyone that asks. I might have created a monster here. Unknowingly, probably sold a few pairs.

    I praise Limmers for the simple reason that I (we) are so grateful the Limmer family created such a marvelous boot that has benefitted us both so greatly. As mentioned, we never leave home without Limmers on our feet. Thank you, Peter and associates, for continuing to practice your craft.

    Santiago & Kim

    Santiago Rodriguez on
  • Climb your mountain and enjoy the adventure at each twist and turn.

    A Schleppi on

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