The French boot
Welcome to Ingrandes, France. Here, 220 master bootmakers work by hand to execute and oversee every step of the process, shaping the rubber and bringing each boot to life. Since 1853, our craft has only improved — and the legend continues as we look to the future.
... and preserved by local expertise. Aigle owns the only natural rubber boot manufacturing factory in France, in line with our commitments to sustainable and responsible fashion. These boots respect those who wear them and those who make them. They are certified Guaranteed French Origin.
One boot, 60 steps...
... And a meticulous inspection process. We ensure perfect sealing and flawless manufacturing. Once on your feet, our boots will stay with you for years. Nothing is left to chance. It takes two years to become a master bootmaker, with techniques that have remained nearly unchanged for 170 years.
170 yearsof expertise
The details that make the difference
Notched or ultra-light, depending on your preference
Front and upper to resist wear and tear
To fit the width of your calf
For more comfort on the leg
Warmer or cooler, depending on the season
Natural and recycled rubber
Already tested,soon to beapproved
Each pair of boots is subjected to the most stringent waterproofing tests to keep you dry - whether you’re caught in the rain, jumping in a puddle or with both feet deep in the water. Every pair follows a meticulous verification process before leaving our factory.
A historic patent
A key step: vulcanization
From as early as the 15th century, latex has been used in South America to design certain everyday objects to be nearly completely waterproof.
The vulcanization process allows us to transform rubber so that it can withstand variations in temperature without becoming brittle in cold or sticky in heat. In the 19th century, rubber became widely used to make tyres. Hiram Hutchinson, the founder of Aigle, acquired the patent - a key step in his belief in the future of rubber shoes.