I've had limited success finding hiking boots that really fit me. Therefore, I'm thinking about custom-made ones.
But, I'm not sure how to think through this decision. What are the advantages and disadvantages? At a first order, it seems they would be "better fit" and "extremely expensive" (i.e., pushing $1000 for a pair), respectively, but it seems there should be more nuance than that.
In my case, the main uses will be dayhiking, often off-trail in rugged terrain, and backpacking a few times a year.