Tallington Lakes Pro Shop welcomes the addition of an exceptional brand who, since 1989, have been hand-crafting specialist footwear here in the UK. After the closure of the Richmond Shoe Factory, Mike Sheehan felt as if it was the end of an era for traditional English boot making. Not wanting to see his and many others way of life disappear, he created AltBerg. Today you’ll find AltBerg, the last remaining British-based boot maker, in independent stores across the UK. They are specialists in crafting hand-made technical boots for a range of purposes; from hiking to leisure, to motorcycle or military boots.
AltBerg pride themselves on keeping the quality and production of their boots at an all-time high. Making around 150 pairs of boots a day, this helps to keep the traditional methodology and knowledge passed down by Sheehan alive. Their boots are tried and tested for durability and longevity through the specific leathers used; even keeping your feet warmer in cold, wet conditions than some lighter weight synthetic-made boots would. The leather, through proper care from oils and wax, can also last longer and maintain the waterproofing abilities better than synthetic materials.
AltBerg deliver a classic English style of boot that suits anyone, whilst also offering an array of widths and fittings. This allows for total comfort and support of your feet and ankles from the get-go. They provide unique sizing’s for their footwear, as they have both half sizes and different volumes, all to guarantee the best fit of boot. One thing to note is that AltBerg boots are typically unisex, so the smaller sizes (up to the 7.5UK) have a lower cut at the ankle of the boot, making them potentially fit a female foot and ankle more comfortably.
This made-to-measure approach makes AltBerg’s boots ideal for those that have struggled to find a perfect fit or style of boot; so it’s best to come in store and let us help you find the best boot for you!
Please note the Pro Shop will re-open on 15th June 2020 in accordance with governmental guidelines surrounding COVID-19; please adhere to these guidelines.by