Altbergs legendary Sneeker® Microlite is possibly the most lightweight, all leather military boot ever made.
Developed in 1997 with input and help of serving soldiers based in Catterick Garrison and other military bases around the UK. The input from many of the NCO’s involved in training and developing the skills and endurance of young recruits drove this development. As bootmakers we listened and tried to interpret their requirements.
The requirement was for a leather boot that was shock absorbing, lightweight with minimal moisture absorption, as on many tasks it was inevitable that they would get wet inside, so minimal weight gain when wet and fast drying were key requirements.
The Sneeker® Microlite has a high unlined leg and after more than 20 years it is still the first choice of many soldiers for selection and training and everyday use.
NOTE: With soft leather boots – follow the instructions in the Altberg bootcare user guide. For more information click on the User Guide logo.
Width – 5 Width Fittings – Stock boot M & W (MOD Brown), M (Black); Made to Order XN, N, W (Black) XW please read our non-standard boot T&C’s for more information
Sizes – 6-13.5 UK (inc ½ sizes)
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 midlayer, ideal for tabbing and running
Weight – 660gms (size 9)
Height – 23cms (size 9 including heel)