Gokey® Custom Classic Upland Boot

Experience upland hunting in comfort with our traditional leather boots.Made in USA.


"These boots are so comfortable, you will have no desire to take them off after the hunt." Lightweight, comfortable, and durable. An ideal boot for all types of upland hunting. 9-oz. oil-tanned American bullhide bottoms and 10" 6-oz. oil-tanned American bullhide uppers. Gusseted full-length tongue keeps dirt and moisture out. Brass eyelets and easy-lace hooks. Vibram sole provides positive traction and long wear. 10" high and pair weighs 3.56 lbs. in size 10. These boots for upland hunting are also available for women on a custom-order basis. Made in USA.
Whole and half sizes: 6-15.
Widths: A, B, C, D, E, EE, EEE, 4E, 5E, and 6E.

Gokey® Leather Conditioner Keep your leather soft and supple with this specially formulated conditioner exclusively from Orvis. Simply moisten a soft cloth with this cream and rub onto leather—glazed or matte finish—to prevent drying and cracking, then buff to a lustrous glow. Restores old leather, as well. Not for use on suede. 8 oz. USA.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 5 reviews


5 of 5 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5

    Good Quality - 3/2/2015
    By: from Alexandria, VA

    This boot is of a really high quality, and as always, Orvis has delivered on customer service. The only thing I would say, however, is if you already have a great-fitting pair of boots, stick with them. As good as they feel, it's not like these fit like a glove, even though they are custom. Really nice boots, but so are most of the other boots I've ordered in plain ol' size 12E.

  • 5/5

    I'm a lucky man - 11/12/2014
    By: from Traverse City, Mi

    My grandfather bought these boots in the early 2000's and had a hard time breaking them in. As an avid bird hunting family, good hunting boots are simply a necessity. He wore them for one or two hunts, and then returned to his trusty Red Wings (also a fine boot). As he continued to age, he grew less and less interested in breaking them in. On my 20th birthday, he decided to give them to me as a gift. I am also lucky enough to be blessed with an identical footprint to my grandfather. After only a few short hikes, they quickly became my most beloved piece of footwear. I continue to wear them almost every day, and they continue to perform. I wear them about town, out deer hunting, exploring frozen lakes, long boarding, bird hunting, concert going, singing, songwriting, grocery shopping, attracting mates... and so on. They are incredible. I oil them about twice a year, and they love me every day. I will cherish these boots for as long as I live. My grandfather is now of ailing health at 93 years old, and they stand as a testament of his influence, love, honor and dignity. I wear them with pride. It is strange to have an article of clothing that can mean so much to a person.

  • 5/5

    As trusty as my over and under... - 12/21/2011
    By: from Arlington, TX

    I bought a custom pair of these upland boots, and they have been fantastic. Like my other Gokeys, they keep getting better with time. Now that I have a few seasons in these, they've become as trusty as my over and under. They just feel right.

  • 5/5

    Love These Boots - 11/4/2011
    By: from Jacksonville, FL
    Top 1000 Contributor

    I have worn custom Gokey footwear since 1972, starting with the Snake Boot. Since then I have added all of the custom line. The fit, finish, and materials used are excellent. The service is outstanding also. Since Orvis purchased Gokey numerous upgrades to the boots have been made, namely the pebbled bullhide leather, the laces, the new inner cushion foot bed and the general finish quality. It is an outstanding product that is very comfortable, good looking and it can take all kinds of abuse and still last decades if taken care of. They are not always waterproof (some pairs and styles are more so than others) but in most circumstances are better (cooler & more comfortable) because of it. If the day's activities are going to include wading in water, you might want to choose something designed for that specifically. I have worn them on lengthy and difficult winter hiking and trekking adventures in the snow (that often required attached steel cleats) and never had any problems with moisture coming in. My feet did not get cold or sweat excessively like they often do in gore-tex boots that don't breathe very well. You will love these boots, but beware because you will end up wanting to wear them everywhere. That is why I had a second pair made 7" high, so I could do just that. If you really want them to be the best, ask for a leather mid-sole and provide them with a Vibram 100 (heavy cleat) outer soles and heels to use. This upgrade is well worth the time and expense it takes for you to go to your local cobbler and purchase the soles and heels. Send them to Orvis/Gokey with your measurements.

  • 5/5

    Gokey Custom Classic Upland - 1/11/2010

    All I can say is WOW! If you own a pair of these that are old, you will not believe how comfortable these new ones are. They now have a buttery soft leather liner and a poron cushion under the leather liner. It really makes all the difference in the word.

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How to Order Your Custom Gokeys

To place your custom order*:

  1. Print the custom measurement form.
  2. Click here to watch the 3 minute custom measurement video.
  3. Place your order in the Buy It Now box on the right.
  4. Mail your custom measurement form to: The Orvis Company, Inc., 1709 Blue Hills Drive, Roanoke, VA 24012-3541
  5. *Please allow our custom shoemakers 4-6 weeks to make your Gokeys.

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