In-Stock vs. Custom Boots

stock vs custom boots


When it's time to pick up a new pair of boots, you've got two options: grab something off the shelf or get a pair made just for you. Each choice has its own pros and cons, depending on what you need and want. Here’s a straightforward breakdown to help you decide what’s best for you.

stock boots

In-Stock Boots: The Instant Choice

In-stock boots are your go-to when you need something quick and easy. They're already made, available in standard sizes, and you can grab them off the shelf whenever you need a new pair. Here are the main upsides:

  • Quicker Lead Times: For those in a hurry, in-stock boots promise immediate availability.
  • Lower Cost: Economically priced, thanks to the economies of scale in mass production.
  • No Restocking Fee: Hassle-free returns enhance their appeal, eliminating additional expenses.

Quality isn't something you have to sacrifice if you pick the right brand. Go with a trusted name, and you'll still get a pair of boots that are built to last.


custom boots

Custom Boots: Tailored to Perfection

Custom boots are all about getting a pair that’s made just for you. At JK Boots, we take the time to make sure every pair is a perfect fit for the person wearing them. Here's why some folks choose custom:

  • Personalized Order: Every pair echoes the individual’s unique needs and style.

  • Special Hide Combinations: A selection of premium hides, ready to be crafted into aesthetic and durable masterpieces.

  • Custom Features: JK Boots takes pride in offering a range of customizable options, including:

    • Boot Height
    • Leather Side
    • Hardware
    • Lacing Pattern
    • Toe Style
    • Sole Type
    • Heel Height
    • Wedge Selection
    • Lining Choices

  • Special Trades: Every pair of boots we make is designed to look good and keep you safe on the job, no matter what kind of work you do.

Weighing the Options


Feature/Aspect In-Stock Boots Custom Boots (JK Boots)

- Immediately available

- Off-the-shelf options

- Made to order

- Requires wait time

Price - Generally cheaper - Higher price due to customization and personalized fit

- Standard sizes

- May not offer a perfect fit for everyone

- Custom fit based on individual measurements

- Enhanced comfort

Customization Options - Limited to available designs and sizes - Extensive customization options 
Quality & Durability

- Varies depending on the brand

- Can be high quality but not personalized

- High-quality materials and craftsmanship

- Made to last and can be rebuilt if necessary

Return & Exchange

- Easy returns

- No restocking fee

- Returns may be limited due to customization

- Exchange can be considered based on issues

Suitable for

- Those who need boots immediately

- Limited budget

- Those looking for personalized fit and features

- Ready to invest in quality and comfort

In-stock boots are quick and budget-friendly, while custom options offer a fit and style made just for you. It boils down to what you need right now versus getting something specially made to fit you perfectly.



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