So I visited the Altberg factory in North Yorkshire today. Altberg have been making high quality walking, motorcycling and military boots for nearly one hundred years; well since the twenties anyway!, and their reputation is typically no nonsense. Strong boots for tough activities.
I met Paul who got me measured up straight away, sorry about the odd socks! Paul was typical of the factory; straightforward, friendly and business like. From the days’ order book it looked like they had already taken ten or so orders so I wasn’t unusual as a walk in customer, just part of the routine rhythm.
The boots I’ve ordered are the Hogg Allweather Microlight and should be ready in a month or so. They’ve a number of other styles; check them out here.