Designed to be a solid boot for training and to aid endurance of the young recruits the NCO’s gave some insightful input to this Microlite boots development. At Altberg it’s imperative that we listen to the feedback from soldiers to ensure the boots deliver every item worn, and as such this lightweight boot was designed to perform well in wet conditions and dry fast!!
It’s lightweight construction which shock absorbing micro cushion sole is perfect for tabbing, so not only suited to daily duties ensures its ideal for both military and police for urban conditions too
Traditionally Altberg make their boots to a narrow rand fitting, so the Wide version is for those who have a slightly wider fitting. The pinch areas when a shoe/boot does not as it should is along the crease line above the toes and at the widest part of your foot. We don’t recommend you choosing a Wide fitting boot if you’ve not typically worn one before
Another feature of this boot is the Cambrelle® lining that is not waterproof but is far cooler in summer conditions. It’s to be remembered that a waterproof sock i.e. Sealskinz Merino Wool can be worn to keep the foot dry as it’s inevitable that water will enter the boot, but the huge advantage here is that when the boot does dry out it’s only damp and not wet
• Sizes: Range from 6 - 13.5 (inc. 1/2 sizes between)
• Width: Wide fitting - Other widths available as special order (XN, N and XW) all in Black. Please contact us for more details
• Upper: 1.8mm Nida Hydro full grain soft supple leather
• Lining: Cambrelle® ultra breathable, non-waterproof membrane
• Midsole: Tri-Flex® 2-3 season, a combination of medium flex and torsional resistance, suitable for tabbing as well as rough terrain, excellent support of ankle and heel
• Sole: Vibram® Masai rubber sole and lightweight, shock absorbing mid layer, ideal for tabbing and running
• Weight: 660g (size 9)
• Height: 23cms (size 9 including heel)• Footbed: Trek Airgrid Black
Size and Fitting Advice
Here at John Bulls we’d recommend you choosing a 1/2 size above your normal shoe size as this allows for a thicker sock to be used with the boot
PLEASE NOTE: Altberg started introducing their new Defender Hi-Traction Sole onto their boots in June 2022 with an aim to replace all Vibram soles by February 2023. Whilst the new boots we stock have this new sole fitted we still do keep some older stock which features the Vibram sole. If in any doubt or wish to know which sole we have for a particular size, then please do ask
I bought a pair of sneakers in 2018 from john bulls old shop in Catterick, I've used these boots for everything I did in my career all across the globe they never let me down once. i have also used these boots for my job in telecoms after leaving the forces in mid 2022 and again they where always up to the task.
I have unfortunately had to retire my pair recently due to the boots being too worn down now.
I did have a brief break in period but after that they where spot on.
the staff at the shop where always friendly and more than happy to help with any questions we had.
Amazing site and fantastic response time for delivery. The only online shop that I managed to find wide fit boots in my size. Will definitely use again