Please note, the pictures are of the old model with the Vibram sole unit. The new version has the Defender Hi-Traction Sole unit.
In addition to being incredibly lightweight the Desert Microlite has a high leg which is unlined for minimal moisture absorption and maximum breathability. The sole has strong torsional and flex resistance - ideal for rough desert terrain, and the Micro layer in the sole gives excellent shock absorption. We made our first Desert boots in 1994 for a unit of soldiers from Catterick Garrison going on exercise to the Oman. On their return they gave us some great feedback on improvements we could make and that’s how the now legendary Altberg Desert Microlite was developed. Since then it’s been used on active service by soldiers in Kuwait, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan and it’s still our most popular Desert boot.
It was used by Levison Wood in his TV series ‘Walking the Nile’.
NOTE: with suede boots - always dry very slowly, follow the instructions in the Altberg suede boot user guide. Please also see video on Suede Boots - Drying Out & Treatment.
For anything other than a Medium fit they would be a special order which is approx. 12-16 weeks manufacturing lead time.
|Width||5 Width Fittings - Stock boot (MoD Brown) M; Made to Order XN, N, W, XW - please read our non-standard boot T&C's for more information. Classic Beige - Made to Order|
|Sizes||6-14 UK (inc ½ sizes)|
|Upper||2.0mm Perwanger full grain European suede combined to 1000 denier military grade Cordura® fabric|
|Lining||Half lined Cambrelle® breathable, fast drying, non-waterproof. Forefoot is lined with spacer mesh zero moisture retention|
|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||Defender Hi-Traction Sole - excellent up-hill traction and downhill braking.
Slip Resistance: highest level SRC (ISO EN 20345:2012).
Anti-Static: (ISO EN 20344:126.96.36.199 (345).
Oil Resistance: (ISO EN 20345:2012).
Shock Absorption of Heel: (ISO EN 20344:2012: 5.1.4).
|Weight||613gms (size 9)|
|Height||22.6cms (size 9 including heel)|
|Footbed||Trek Airgrid Beige for further information click here|