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ALTAI™ Spotlight: The History of the Hiking Boot

Definition - hike,verb; walk for a long distance, especially across country or in the woods. Since the moments humans first walked the earth, you can be we were doing just that: walking. Walking upright, on two feet, gave us survival advantages in environments like the forest and grasslands. Two free hands and a unique, elevated view, [...]

ALTAI™ Pro Tip: How To Choose the Right Combat Boot

   How to choose the right combat boot: the choices seem endless. There are a number of factors when considering the right combat boot for your needs. Here we address environmental obstacles we keep in mind when designing every pair of ALTAI™ boot. No matter the brand of boot you choose, here are some challenges [...]

ALTAI™ Speed Lacing: Fast, Simple, and Secure

If you have a complex system for lacing your boots to fit your unique needs, then we challenge you to a new, simpler way to keep your feet comfortable and snug, without wasting any extra time. While some lacing systems like the Ladder lacing system offer a secure fit, we wanted to save you time [...]

ALTAI™ Salutes: Memorial Day

We would like to take a moment to remember the sacrifices made for the sake of our country and our freedoms. Memorial Day is a day to honor the fallen heroes of our Armed Forces and to carry on their legacies as we continue to live as free Americans. Here, at ALTAI™, we send our gratitude [...]

A Boot To Rule It All: Multi-Purpose, Multi-Functional, ALTAI™ Boots

Who wears tactical boots and why? A wide variety of people wear tactical boots, such as law enforcement officers, first responders, outdoor enthusiasts, and more. These folks require footwear that can perform in a variety of physically stressful situations, as well as extended time out in harsh elements. When we originally set out to create [...]

Inside ALTAI™: Why Vibram® Puts the ‘Soul’ in our Soles

There is little doubt that a quality, rugged boot must have a top performing outsole. Whether you are trudging through dense forest or chasing criminals in the concrete jungle, the outsole is one of the first components in your footwear that will attest to its worthiness. This is why we use Vibram® outsoles in all of [...]