As an official manufacturer for the U.S. Dept. of Defense, Altama boots and shoes offer intense durability and comfort for all-day wear under tough conditions. Since 1969, when the company made olive-drab jungle boots for U.S. soldiers serving in Vietnam, they have been the leading producer of military-grade boots for the United States military, also marketing their footwear to military schools, police, and federal, state and local agencies. As an example, the Desert collection was created specifically for Operation Desert Storm, and over time the line has evolved into over fifteen different styles of Altama shoes and boots for men and women.
Originally a children's shoe plant, their manufacturing facility was converted to outfit the military in 1969, but unlike most companies, this brand never looked back. The company follows the feedback from the soldiers who use their footwear, and the 2003 debut of their Original Ripple Sole Boots, which features high-traction sawtooth bottoms, was a direct result of their customers' input. Their Hoplite series of tactical assault boots was released in 2008, addressing the needs of urban fighters and leading to the development of three new lines for law enforcement and public safety officers. As a result of the company's design innovations, almost all styles are perfect for active outdoor lifestyles, and hiking boots and shoes are highly recommended by the customers who expect -- and deserve -- the best performance from their footwear.