Alt-Berg Lady Sneeker AQUA Elite Special Units Police Boot, Black
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LADIES POLICE BOOT FOR SPECIALIST UNITS DOG HANDLERS AND FIREARMS RESPONSE UNITS ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT, SPECIFIC LADIES FITTING, NARROW HEEL AND WAIST
Lady Elite - Genuine ladies fit – lightweight, all weather ladies police boot, suitable for Firearms Units, Dog Handlers and officers working in more rural conditions. Lining is Sympatex® waterproof membrane and leather is soft, supple, Nida full grain European hide.
The key feature of this boot is the ladies fit - using a new specially designed ladies last (foot shape). The last is one of the new A-Forme® lasts, which are ergonomically designed to create less foot strain during running and tabbing. The ladies last has a special anatomical forefoot shape (medium to wide fitting), the heel is narrower and the toe is more sprung, so the boot will roll forward during running or tabbing, and creasing of the leather at the forefoot is minimised. This last has taken Alt-Berg® 3 years to develop, based on feedback from Ladies on active military service.
The upper design features a lower cut leg, and the sole has increased toe roll for comfort and foot control when running.
Leather: Nida 1.6 - 1.8mm soft, supple, water repellent, full grain, European hide
Lining: Sympatex® waterproof, breathable 4 layer lining with military grade waterproof membrane layer.
Mid sole: Tri-flex® 3 season, multi-terrain use – mid range flex and underfoot support
Sole: Altberg Rhino (as in main photos) – slip resistant, oil & acid resistant, heel shock absorption air pockets or Vibram sole.
Sizes: We stock UK 3 - 6.5 (including ½ sizes)
Widths: Stock boot – A-Forme® medium 'plus' fitting - forefoot is medium to wide fitting - anatomically shaped - heel is narrower.
Weight: 619gms (size 6)
Height: 18.6cms (size 6, including heel)
Please note the video shows a black and a brown Sneeker MkII Original, the AQUA version has a different sole and a Sympatex (similar to Goretex) lining.
This is the ultimate Altberg boot for rapid deployment/firearms use.
f you are in doubt about your size, if you have narrow feet stick to your shoe size. For medium/wide feet it is worth trying a half size larger than you take in shoes, you will probably be wearing thicker socks with boots.
* Ultra lightweight
* Sympatex waterproof lining
* Vibram cushion sole or Rhino sole
Unique graded underfoot flex
* Sizes: We stock size 4 - 6.5 including half sizes, all medium width fitting
If you are in doubt about your size, it is worth trying a half size larger than you take in shoes.
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You don't need AQUA boots for normal duty (unless you are hiking through streams, snow or thick mud etc) they can be warm on the feet in the summer.
History of A-Forme.
Altberg is run by boot makers, it is in every sense a boot makers company.
The Altberg Boot makers have always tried to combine their traditions and knowledge of classic boot making, with the ever changing needs of today's customer. Nowhere has this been more evident that in the development of the new A-Forme Last (foot shape).
A New Foot Shape.
During 2006, the boot makers at Altberg identified a foot shape that had different characteristics to the most common type of foot shape covered by their five width fitting lasts. They called this foot 'the asymmetric foot' - it had 4 key features:
Large toe, to inside heel was more straight: Standard boot shapes pushed the large toe sideways (inwards)
Narrower heel and waist: Heel and instep moved more than the average foot when laced securely
Wider, shallower, forefoot: Too much room above flex area of a standard boot - too much pressure at the sides of the forefoot
Instep was further back: Foot had tendency to slip forward more than average
A New Boot making Last.
During the period 2006-2011, Altberg trialled many variations of lasts - some were based on old lasts from the 1930's-1950's, other features were completely new.
By 2012, the new last was developed, they called it the asymmetric forme last, or the A-Forme last. Many of the changes are subtle, but the A-Forme last sits at the centre of the types of foot that could be classified as 'asymmetric'.
There are 5 key features:
Toe Shape: Is asymmetric, and inspired by an early running shoe shape (straight down the inside curved at the outside)
The Waist: Ergonomic shape - developed from the 'Hawkins' last (used to produce aircrew boots during WWII). The sculpted narrow waist of this 'Hawkins' last is enhanced because it was originally designed for the Goodyear Welted Shoes, which go in further at the waist
The Heel: Developed from a 1940's last by Avalon (Somerset 1966), the uniquely shaped heel was modified and remodelled to suit men's and ladies boot styles
Toe Roll or Toe Spring: Inspired by the original classic shepherds last - used in the moorlands of the Northern Dales for much of the late 19th and 20th century. The extreme toe roll was modified to suit a more modern rough terrain boot
Wide Shallow Forefoot, and Rear Set Instep: Overall, the volume is slightly more than medium, but shallower over the flex area, and the rear set instep allows the insole base to be wider than standard.
During late 2012/2013, the A-Forme last was used as the base for the further development of the Ladies Elite last, and the new ergonomic Men's Tabbing Last.