Alt-berg is a British company who make some of the best leather walking boots in Europe. Their walking boots are available in five width fittings (from extra narrow through to extra wide) and half sizes- this provides our Specialist Boot Fitters with over 170 different fitting options for our customers to try.
Alt-berg has also developed a unique last (a foot shaped model around which a boot is molded, it determines the shape, volume and overall fit of the boot) which is more suited to an asymmetric foot.
Alt-berg is the last remaining British Bootmaker manufacturing walking boots in the UK. Due to the demand for their boots from the UK Police Forces and the UK Ministry of Defence, Alt-berg have a second factory in the Treviso region of Northern Italy where bootmaking is still a thriving industry, and components, materials and skills are readily available. Their factories are small and this enables them to give their full attention to every pair of boots they make.
Alt-berg boots are a testament to skills and knowledge built up over many years. Mike Sheehan, the owner and founder, has been making boots for over 40 years.
For over 300 years the Meindl family have been dedicated to producing quality handmade footwear for walking, hiking, hunting, forestry and the military from their factory based in Kirchanschoring, southern Germany. The Meindl family have established a long heritage in the manufacture of quality handmade footwear by using only the best materials combined with their extensive knowledge of leather working and footwear production.
Meindl continue to use innovative technology in their products such as Gore-Tex, Vibram and Memory Foam which all combine to produce handcrafted, durable, and comfortable footwear which is internationally recognized through the numerous awards their footwear has won.
HANWAG is named after its founder Hans Wagner. It has been making walking footwear since 1921 from its headquarters in Vierkirchen near Munich. Traditional craftsmanship, combined with sophisticated technical expertise, constant innovation and a passion are what HANWAG stand for. Their walking boots are made in Europe from quality materials.
Pacerpoles are unlike convention poles, they are ergonomically designed by physiotherapist Heather Rhodes. These innovative walking poles can be used by all ages and over varied terrain – from trekking expeditions at altitude, to a gentle walk in the park. Once people have used them they wouldn’t go walking without them.
Pacerpoles are designed from first principles to apply Biomechanics to whole-body movement – improving posture for better breathing, and maximising walking performance and endurance levels.
The handle of the Pacerpole is unique- it’s anatomic shape and angle corresponds with the hands’ natural resting position making it more comfortable to hold. The design of the handle also makes it easier to push down on the poles and utilise the leverage of your arms to propel you along when walking.
Tilley Endurables specialise in lightweight, easy to pack, practical travel clothing and the now iconic Tilley Hat. Tilley hats are widely acknowledged to be ‘the best in the world’ – they are guaranteed for life, they are exceptionally comfortable to wear, they block 98% of the sun’s harmful rays, they are insured against loss, they repel the rain and they are available in a choice of fabrics, styles and sizes.
NOENE® manufacture shock absorbing insoles using a revolutionary vibro-absorbent elastomer material. Despite their 2mm thickness, Noene insoles are capable of absorbing and then dispersing up to 98. 8 % of the shockwaves and vibrations generated when we walk or jump. By using them regularly when practising sport, in your everyday life and at work, these insoles protect your joints, thus avoiding the undesirable effects of gravity on the joints. They can also help with conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints, Stress fractures of the Tibia, knee pain, hip pain and back pain.
NOENE® insoles are thin and light and can be worn with all types of footwear from trainers to casual shoes –just place them under the original insole.
Founded in 1895, German company Falke manufacture technical walking socks made to the highest standards and using the finest materials. Falke socks have an anatomic fit which are left and right specific, this ensures the fit is perfectly tailored for each foot. With a wide range of styles available there is something to suit everyone.
Considered the global market leader in the manufacture of technical socks, Bridgedale socks are renowned for their technical construction, durability and enduring comfort. Their unique Fusion Technology combines natural fibres with technical fibres ensuring their socks perform on the hills whilst targeted cushioning and mesh panels ensure all day comfort and ventilation. Bridgedale socks are made in the UK and are available in Light, Mid and Heavyweight styles.
Páramo is an award winning, British company who specialise in manufacturing outdoor clothing designed for the Great British weather. Páramo combines ingenious, rigorously field-tested designs with innovative textile systems to create superior garments renowned for long term performance, durability and renewability. Using Nikwax directional fabrics, Páramo clothing offers unsurpassed breathability and comfort even in the harshest of conditions which is why it is chosen by mountain professionals such as rescue teams, outdoor instructors, mountain guides and organisations such as National Parks.
SIDAS started back in 1975 in the French Alps. They collaborate with chiropodists, engineers, doctors, biomechanics, osteopaths and footwear professionals in their mission to create insoles that provide optimum comfort, support and performance every day. Sidas insoles personalise your shoes and fit them to the morphology of your feet, thus ensuring the perfect match between your feet and shoes for optimum comfort and feel. Whatever your age, activity or ability, Sidas insoles are essential to the comfort of your feet on a walk and your overall well-being.
Petzl’s roots lie in the desire of its founders to serve one passion: exploration. Since its beginnings in caving, the company’s mission has remained constant: to offer practical solutions that allow people to progress. Today that pioneering spirit, passion for exploration and ethic have not changed. Petzl continues to invent products and provide solutions that allow sports enthusiasts and professionals to access some of the most inaccessible places, both day and night.
Their Classic Headlamps are lightweight, compact and easy to use, they provide proximity lighting for everyday family uses such as camping, recreation, crafting and repair work.
SCARPA® has had over 50 years experience of making some of the worlds finest mountain boots. Todays SCARPA® footwear represents the ideal marriage of craftsmanship and technology.
Innovation and tradition share equally deep roots at SCARPA, which today remains a family owned company with its headquarters and performance footwear manufacturing facilities in the same regions of northern Italy where it got its start in 1938.
The company has many firsts to its name – it was the first to build a Gore-Tex boot and it was the first company to develop a purpose made last for women’s boots.
Sealskinz® is a collection of talents bound by a single obsession. “Whatever the weather, whatever the activity, our purpose is to enable you to go further, go longer, leave first and return last.”
Sealskinz®created the first laminated sock, keeping wet out and warmth in. This three-layer patented sock broke the mould. In addition to waterproof socks, Sealskinz now manufacture waterproof hats and gloves using the same technology.
Sealskinz® have over thirty years’ experience in developing and manufacturing endurance accessories. From their conception they’ve worked in partnership with some of the world’s greatest athletes including mountaineers, explorers, cyclists, skiers, runners, sailors, horse riders & all forms of mad ultra-event teams and individuals, to ensure our products deliver the very best in comfort and performance, to enable you (and all the other Sealskinz wearers) to defy the great outdoors.
Salomon was born in the French Alps in 1947. Their passion for mountain sport progression, product development, quality, and craftsmanship drives them to create progressive gear to enable freedom and help you challenge yourself in the mountains. Salomon’s commitment to innovative design has led to pioneeringsolutions to footwear, apparel and equipment for snowboarding, adventure racing, mountaineering, hiking, trail running, and many other sports.
Salomon’s heritage, culture, and commitment are tied together by one simple concept: the world’s leading mountain people creating the world’s leading mountain product.
Pioneered in 1984 by a Grand Canyon river guide, Teva stands for freedom in footwear. Teva believes that how you choose to live is the ultimate form of personal expression and their footwear are crafted to be accessible, versatile and a celebration of the independent spirit.
The Teva Original sport sandal came from humble beginnings — an old Velcro watch strap attached to a flip flop — but it has since grown into an icon. People have adopted the “strap in and go,” spontaneous, go-anywhere, do-anything mentality that the TevaOriginal stands for.
The story of Barts started in the summer of ’92 on the sunny beaches of Saint Tropez. Bart sold his hand-made shorts the the sun bathing rich and famous. With his hard earned cash he went on a journey, travelled the world and met some amazing people. It was when he swapped the sandy beaches for the snowy mountains that the brand really took off. After creating an established brand in winter accessories Barts got back to its roots and expanded with a brand new summer collection.