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Alt-Berg Sneeker Lady Elite Microlite Military Boot, MOD Brown
ALTBERG SNEEKER Lady Elite boot is a specialist boot made with a genuine ladies fit as a lightweight, shock absorbing boot for training and tabbing. The lining is NON waterproof Cambrelle which is ultra breathable and dries out more rapidly. The key feature of this boot is the specific ladies fit which uses a new last unique to Alt-Berg and the result of 3 years development. The upper design is also made to suit a female user, it is more lightweight with lower ankle height and good shock absorption during heel strike.
The Alt-Berg Sneeker was first developed for military uses in close proximity/rapid deployment situations. It has become popular on a more widespread basis as a military 'tabbing' boot and with the police as a lightweight general duties boot or a firearms boot for urban situations. The Tri-flex mid sole is a unique design which allows sufficient forefoot flex for 'kneel to fire' whilst retaining good torsional resistance for load carrying on uneven surfaces. The MKII version uses a new upper design, internal Cambrelle lower foot lining and new microlite Vibram sole.
This ultra lightweight boot weighs 515gms, (size 6). Height 18.6cm (size 5 inc heel) The boot has a non waterproof Cambrelle lining around the foot, heel and ankle (The aqua version has the waterproof Sympatex lining) The leg is unlined. The boot uses the Tri-flex 3 season mid sole, which gives medium flex with excellent torsional resistance and support on moderate/rough terrain. The upper is made from soft, supple, lightweight, water repellent Nappone leather 1.8mm thickness.
This is a brilliant boot for rapid deployment/firearms officers use. It is ultra lightweight with a soft leather upper and a shock absorbing Micro cushion sole. The upper is totally breathable. The unique mid sole design gives maximum forefoot flex whilst retaining good torsional resistance
Alt-berg Sneeker Lady Elite Sizes: At Enforce-logic we stock size 3.5 - 6.5 including half sizes, all in medium width fitting
SUPERB UNDERFOOT FEEL SPECIAL MIDSOLE FLEX DESIGN FIRST DEVELOPED IN 2003 FOR MILITARY SPECIAL FORCES AS A LOAD CARRYING/RAPID INTERVENTION/RUNNING BOOT IN CLOSE PROXIMITY SITUATIONS
If 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.
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Some customers have discovered that the MOD Brown boots can turn pink/mauve if polished with some readily available popular boot polishes, to keep your boots the correct MOD Brown, it is important to use AltBerg Leder Gris or Leder Gloss MOD Brown polish, available at Enforce-logic.
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 boot, and the new ergonomic Men's Tabbing boot.