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#63966 - 03/02/12 07:46 PM Altberg Fremingtons
Les + Heidi Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
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Loc: hertfordshire
I keep hearing that people really rate these boots. Looking at the pics on their site it looks like the main part of the boot is made of a single piece of leather which would seem to be a good idea in terms of water proofing. But I cant find any info on their site regarding the weight of the boots, does anyone have any idea ?
Thanks
Les

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#63972 - 03/02/12 11:36 PM Re: Altberg Fremingtons [Re: Les + Heidi]
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Registered: 30/07/09
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Loc: Yorkshire
Don't know about the weight, but I thoroughly recommend Altberg boots. Well made, comfortable and available in a range of widths. See if there is a stockist near you and go and try some on ....you won't be disappointed with them. Is Nomad in Bishop Stortford near to you? They stock Fremingtons.

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#63983 - 04/02/12 08:01 PM Re: Altberg Fremingtons [Re: slowcoach]
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Hi SC,
BS is about an hour away, about 50 miles. I'll probably use my Saloman's on the PW this year and the training leading upto it but may look at a pair of leather boots when these Salomans pack up. I do love the underfoot cushioning I get with current boots but they dont seem to last that long. I'm thinking ahead to LEJOG the year after (2013) and want to find something very comfy that will last 1200 miles after being fully bedded in.
Thanks for the tip, I'll have a look if I'm that way or will try to find time when we re next in Derbyshire or lakes.
Les

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#63991 - 05/02/12 03:32 PM Re: Altberg Fremingtons [Re: Les + Heidi]
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Shows the weight on here but don't know to which size it refers.
http://www.livefortheoutdoors.com/Gear-Reviews/Search-Results/Footwear/Alt-Berg-Fremington4/
Dave

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#64002 - 06/02/12 11:53 AM Re: Altberg Fremingtons [Re: Slogger]
Les + Heidi Offline
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Thanks Dave, I'd say they were medium weight then looking at that figure. I'm a little put off by the comment that they have very little toe end or mid sole cushioning. I need lots of cushioning being flat footed.

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#64127 - 14/02/12 07:28 AM Re: Altberg Fremingtons [Re: Les + Heidi]
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Registered: 01/12/04
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I have had two pairs of Altberg full leather made to measure boots for 10 years. Cannot recommend them enough. Have also had need to send them back there to be re-soled. Good postal service. One of the pairs are heavy weight for winter walking and the other pair are light weight for the Summer.

I recommend getting the boots made to measure as you can discuss with Altberg your exact needs and get them adjusted at the fittings.

Being made of leather they will adapt to your exact foot shape and wear patterns over several weeks and end up like silky gloves.

Being made of leather THEY DO NEED CLEANING with the wax that Altberg give you.

Majority of squaddies from local camps throw out their own Chinese made issue boots and get something that fits them from Altberg.

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#64134 - 14/02/12 10:14 AM Re: Altberg Fremingtons [Re: Oldun]
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I mhave used dubbin ....plain old fashioned dubbin ..... for many years without any problems whatsoever.

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