New Hampshire Company Unveils Heat-Molded Hiking Boots

Tecnica's new Forge hiking boots will be custom-shaped to your foot like a ski boot.

If blisters are the bane of your hiking existence, New Hampshire's Tecnica might have the answer next spring: The company will debut its heat-molded Forge boot collection, promising a comfortable custom fit for all customers. A compression heating machine shapes the boots' footbed and uppers around the hiker's feet in a process that takes about 20 minutes.