Producers of quality, durable walking and hiking boots since 1989 Altberg make some of the best boots in Europe a huge testament to skills and knowledge built upon over many years. Carrying forward a great tradition of bootmaking Altberg footwear has been used in some of the toughest conditions on the planet - from the tough mountain terrain of Northern Afghanistan to the Ecuardorian Jungles, from the Himalayan Mountains, to the Munroes of Scotland. Altberg engineer their boots for performance no matter what the location or weather condition.
Altberg are a British company who manufacture products between the home factory in Richmond, North Yorkshire and the secondary Treviso Region of Northern Italy. Using processes and skills built upon over many years the wealth of information is fashioned into making high performing footwear and care products.
Altberg pride themselves in having the best bootfitting system in the world with a range of lasts to suit varous foot shapes and sizes in addition to a tried and tested system of 5 width fittings.
From their origins through the co-operative movement in the 1940's and the Rochdale Shoe Company in 1960's where the shoe business grew dramatically and the first and second ‘Thatcher’ recession in the 1970's which eventually made redundant all of the shoemakers Altberg was born mainly from the redundancy money of former workers.
The beginning of Altberg saw only 5 workers, most of which had worked with the factory since leaving school, struggle to form a new venture but slowly and surely new machines were acqured and Altberg was back in business. In the year 2000 the demand for Altberg boots had increased so much that a second factory was needed to meet the requirements.
Today Alt-Berg make some of the best boots in Europe that are used on all manner of terrain from Afganistan to Scotland. Altberg boots are manufactured for the humble walker but there are also specific styles adapted for use in the military, police force, motorcyclists, gamekeepers and travellers. Altberg boots are a testament to skills and knowledge built up over many years.