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.
New to our Pro Shop for this Spring/Summer season, the
British brand Montane have dedicated over 25 years to carefully craft their
reputation as a leading provider for technical outdoor apparel. Known for
developing the lightest weight clothing with the highest breathability
possible, to ensure maximum comfort; Montane’s equipment has been purpose built
and tested to endure extreme activities in extreme conditions. All this affords
you the best protection against the elements and everything in between.
Montane are the go-to brand for any mountain professional who
wants innovative clothing, accessories and equipment that have the durability
and tenacity needed to brave the great outdoors. This is why we thought it
essential we stock them in our store!
Montane works with the world’s leading fabric suppliers to
produce industry-leading materials built specifically for outdoor trails, pushing
the boundaries of what is achievable for outdoor product design. In 2016, they
were the first British brand to be given a GORE license in decades from GORE-TEX®.
GORE-TEX® provides extreme breathability
combined with durable wind and waterproofing within outerwear clothing. Not
only that, with Montane’s garments including technologies from the likes of: COOLMAX®,
PrimaLoft, Pertex and Polygiene to name a few, all contribute to a products
ability to regulate temperature, manage moisture and odour whilst optimising
the comfort for you.
You can still wear Montane’s apparel for a run around the park or a walk through the woods; though to use their gear to the best of its ability, try pushing yourself onto rougher terrain and step outside your comfort zone! Those that choose Montane demand the most from their clothing and equipment; something that Montane’s happy to provide in spades. A minimalist, functional design that’s built to last is the epitome of their range; having been tested to the absolute limit so you can go even further, even faster.
Come in store or check online what we have to offer from Montane, including their British Mountaineering Council (BMC) collaboration of clothing, so you can start your own adventure with the right kit.