I always struggle to find decent boots.. about 18 months ago i went for a pair of le chameau nubuck type with a goretex liner, these cost me £120. These have lasted about a year, leaking and the stiffner in the sole has gone. they dont get hard use really and not used every day. Rubbish! Ive had a few different le chameau products now and am underwhelmed..
Anyways, ive been in the market for a new pair with the requirement of good ankle support, comfortable and dry. I wanted a good leather pair which will last.
A friend put me onto this company who are local to me, i had never heard of them before but have been impressed from walking through the door to using the boots.. Alt-berg. Im lucky enough to live near the factory shop, there i was measured up for a pair of boots, asked what i needed, a full selection of every boot in every size there. They can even build a boot for your custom foot. It was well worth the visit for a proper fitting. I took my shooting socks with me to ensure they were spot on.. By the looks of it all boots come with a vibram sole.
I ended up getting a pair of 'gamekeeper' boots which were end of the line as they have changed the colour of the leather which meant i got £50 off! The boots cost me £150 which i think is worth it for a pair of boots which hopefully will stand the test of time. They threw in two tins of wax and spare laces too and a coffee while i was waiting. I couldnt fault them at all.
If these do ever need repairing then they said that they can do that also. What a refreshing change!! worth a visit as its only 5 mins off the A1 at scotch corner..
Altberg Bootmakers manufacture hiking boots & walking boots for hill walking also Military boots, Police boots and motorcycle boots for operational use worldwide