You could buy the latest hi tech walking boot in the fanciest fabrics or you could buy the Altberg Tethera® that simply oozes tradition, craftsmanship and classic styling, and also just so happens to incorporate hi tech fabris too.
Altberg boots are used by those who really want to look after their feet, whether that be mountain rescue, the military or the police, (and the very discerning hill walker) and with good reason.
This British company make all their boots in their own factories in North Yorkshire and Italy from the very finest European leather, carefully selected by experienced craftsman that understand how this natural product needs to be worked to create the optimum in performance, support and comfort.
Available in several widths as well as half sizes these boots fit like a glove and give significant support, this is especially noticeable on rough ground and when traversing a steep slope. These are demanding tasks that put substantial stresses on your ankles, and the soles of your feet. It's in these circumstances that the 3 season Vibram® Masai/Micro midsole really proves itself, giving underfoot protection with flex and torsional resistance. In these sorts of situations a lesser boot will roll a round your foot and cause you to stumble, but not the Tethera, it's been purpose designed for the Lakeland Fells and challenging Scottish Munros where just this sort of scenario is regularly encountered.
The one piece leather upper is a very effective design for keeping the water out, but as an extra measure there is a Sympatex waterproof bootee lining too, for a perfect fusion of the traditional and the hi tech.