Custom Footwear by Footwear By Footskins

Custom Made Deerskin, Deertan or Cowhide Leather Moccasins

Unless you are an existing customer with patterns on file, we no longer offer custom sized footwear
which requires special made patterns.  Because of the volume of people needing this service,
we are forced to limit these orders to better take care of existing customers.

  • We are still able to fit many people with Special Order sizes if you do not fit a regular size.
    Special Order sizes include:

  • Two different sized feet

    Some wide widths

    Some narrow widths

    Half sizes

    Wide toes with narrow heels

  • If you are needing a special size, please complete the tracings and measurements described below.

    We also offer special orders of regular sizes of footwear using other kinds or colors of leather, switching soles, etc.  These special orders take extra time to complete – usually 2-4 weeks.

     If you have questions, feel free to call us:  507-498-3707
    Monday through Friday 8:00 to 5:00 CST,
    or email us

Do you have a difficult time finding comfortable footwear?  Consider custom made deerskin, deertan or cowhide footwear by Footskins®.

All feet are not the same. In addition to our regular stocked sizes, Footskins® offers the option of moccasin footwear custom made for your hard-to-fit or problem feet. We can custom fit virtually any size/shape feet.  Custom made moccasin footwear by Footskins® is handcrafted of soft, breathable deerskin leather, versatile deertan leather or genuine cowhide leather. Deerskin, which is known for its ability to easily shape and contour to the foot, is recommended for problem or sensitive feet. Custom footwear is made from patterns that are individually constructed according to the shape of your feet. We use the same quality materials and workmanship that are a trademark of all of our moccasin footwear.  We can make most of our styles in custom sizing.

We invite you to join the many happy customers who have finally found comfortable footwear made just for their feet. Footskins' custom deerskin, deertan or cowhide moccasin footwear has met the needs for a variety of situations, including extra wide/narrow feet, sensitive feet, and deformities due to disease, surgery, etc. Our moccasins and other footwear designs can be made to accommodate feet of all different sizes and shapes, including two different size feet.

The softness of deerskin is very important for sensitive feet, whether due to surgery, bunions, corns, etc., or even diabetes. We have also made moccasins and moccasin footwear for children with skin problems that require the extra softness of deerskin or even sheepskin. Because deerskin is also lightweight, it is especially appreciated by those with handicaps or those who have problems with mobility.

Please Note: Although we do our best to provide comfortable moccasin footwear for your special needs or situation, our footwear is not designed to fix foot problems, nor a substitute for medically prescribed footwear.

There are no returns on custom footwear.  We do want you to have shoes that fit, and we will work with you regarding sizing issues.

Testimonial from a North Carolina customer:
"Just emailing to let you know what a fantastic job you did on my custom made moccasins. The comfort is unbelievable and your skills are much appreciated! We were so surprised and happy with your excellent craftsmanship and the speed in which our order was filled...Thanks again for an awesome pair of moccasins :)"

Testimonial from a California customer:
"Thank you for the shoes you made for me. I am breaking them in and they are wonderful. Even my poor swollen feet are happy as there is not much difference between being barefoot and wearing the moccasins....Your product is superior to shoes I have bought for far more money and I appreciate your making them here in the USA. You have a great deal to be proud of."

Testimonial from an Ohio customer:
"I received my boots today. To say that I am pleased does not even begin to describe the feeling of putting on those boots. I know something like boots for most people is an after thought, but for someone with the foot problems I have and the amount of money I have spent on boots that don't fit right, to put on the boots your company made for me and combined with your attentive and patient customer service is indescribable.... you have a customer for life."

Testimonial from a Colorado customer:
"I really love my new shoes, and I wanted you to know! This is my first experience of having shoes made specifically for me, and it is everything I had dreamed about for many years. Every bit of my experience with all of you and with your product has been an absolute pleasure, and I am sure you will hear from me again to ask you to make me another pair of shoes and/or boots and/or moccasins. Thank you so very much for being who you are and doing what you do."

See more testimonials.

For both Special Order and Custom Footwear:

Please follow these simple steps for both feet:

(Note:  Do tracings and measurements with the type of sock you are planning to wear or without socks if you intend to wear them barefoot.)

Step One – 

  • While sitting, trace both feet on paper. 
  • Be sure to hold the pen completely vertical.
  • Do not make allowances.
  • (If you feel that your measurements change significantly while standing, then please trace both while sitting and standing.)

Step Two – 

  • Using a cloth tape, measure the circumference around the ball of the foot (just comfortable, don't pull too tight). The ball of the foot is the widest part of the foot, just behind the toes. The circumference measurement is the distance all the way around the widest part.
  • Mark the measurement on your tracing at the point of the measurement.

Step Three – 

  • Take a second measurement of the circumference of your foot 1 1/2 inches behind the first measurement (toward your ankle).

Step Four – 

  • Include any additional information that could affect the fit of shoes. This could include: sensitive areas such as corns, bunions, etc.; a deeper toe box; calf measurements for kneeboots, including height from floor. If you have a high instep, measure from the floor up over the instep to the floor on the other side.

  • Please make sure all measurements are
    clearly marked on your tracings. Be sure
    to include a daytime phone number.

    Tracings may be faxed or regular mailed.

    (Emailing is not preferred because tracings may be distorted.  There is an exception if the tracings can be scanned into a pdf.  Please measure and note length of each foot tracing on the paper.)

    If faxed, please also measure and note the length of each foot tracing on the paper.

    Fax to:  507-498-3707

    Regular Mail to:
    P.O. Box 146
    Spring Grove, MN 55974

    Shipping: It usually takes approximately 6 - 8 weeks to complete custom orders.  Following completion, shipping transit times vary with destination.

Pricing for Custom Footwear:

  • Custom made footwear is individually priced after receiving your foot tracings. The custom charge is usually $50 - $75 in addition to the cost of the style you select.



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