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ALTAI™ Local Spotlight: Rice Park

ALTAI™ Local Spotlight: Rice Park

Here at ALTAI™, we don’t just make great boots. We also have a passion for hiking, camping, and all things outdoors. We are on a mission to check out as many local nature destinations as possible, and we were eager to check Rice Park off our list. Rice Park is a park in the Twin [...]
ALTAI™ and INDY Guide Photo Contest

ALTAI™ and INDY Guide Photo Contest

We have partnered up with travel and adventure guide company, INDY Guide, for a photo contest you will want to follow: nothing but stunning photo submissions of the very region that inspired both INDY Guide's and ALTAI's brands, the Altai Mountains. This mountainous region homes an incredible variety of terrain. It's that wild landscape that [...]
ALTAI™ Local Spotlight: Lake Phalen

ALTAI™ Local Spotlight: Lake Phalen

ALTAI™ 8″ Brown Waterproof Zip Up Hunting Boots Model: MFH200-Z You do no need to wait until spring to enjoy the outdoors! Recently, Team ALTAI™ picked a sunny day to check out one of our local hiking destinations: Lake Phalen. Lake Phalen is in St. Paul and is one of the Twin Cities’ largest urban lakes [...]
How to Choose the Right Hiking Boots

How to Choose the Right Hiking Boots

The boots that you wear on a trek can make or break the experience. Unlike the sidewalks and indoor floors you might usually walk around, hikes can include rougher ground that is less even, more loose, and wetter. Footwear that is not suited to the conditions you tackle will quickly become damaged and won’t give [...]
ALTAI Spotlight: Donut Boy

ALTAI Spotlight: Donut Boy

Tyler Carach (aka Donut Boy) accomplished more by age 11 than most. Many of you may remember Tyler from last November when he helped us deliver boots to officers during our National Boot Giveaway. In 2016, he used his own allowance money to buy mini donuts for some police officers at his local convenience store. [...]
ALTAI™ Be My Valentine

ALTAI™ Be My Valentine

If you and your sweetheart love adventure, then a $25 Groupon Dinner Date gift card should be just the ticket. Surprise your Valentine with the gift of 2 pairs of ALTAI™ boots and receive $25 off a spontaneous night out. Who knows where your Valentine's Day adventure will lead? 💕 Shop Now *Offer only good [...]
Everything You Need on a Backpacking Trip

Everything You Need on a Backpacking Trip

If you want to travel far from home through the wilderness or in distant regions, backpacking is a great way to do this. You can strip down what you take with you to the bare necessities and explore to your heart’s content. But this brings up an important question—just what should you bring? Here’s a [...]
Important Camping Trip Essentials

Important Camping Trip Essentials

When you get an itch to venture outside, camping allows you to reconnect with nature. You can travel out to a location mostly untouched by human hands and appreciate wildlife and vegetation there that you wouldn’t normally see. However, to venture outside of the realm of houses and hotels, you’re going to have to pack [...]
How to Dress for Hiking in Cold Weather

How to Dress for Hiking in Cold Weather

When it is winter or you are visiting a northerly region, hiking presents a way to stay active despite the weather. It also presents an opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty of the landscape as unblemished blankets of freshly-fallen snow cover it. But to keep yourself safe and comfortable, you need to wear the appropriate [...]
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