There are only a handful of brands that command loyalty and respect and Le Chameau is certainly one, the French wellington boot manufacturer has been producing high-quality unisex wellington boots since 1927. The outstanding quality of Le Chameau’s wellington boots has been recognised by numerous members of the Royal Family with The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton regularly sporting these luxurious wellington boots.
Le Chameau’s unrivaled attention to detail combined with their continuous product development has earned Le Chameau the reputation as one of the world’s most respected boot-makers. A company steeped in tradition yet always at the forefront of innovation and boot technology, Le Chameau only ever use the latest technologies for the production of their boots which is why the brand has continued in its success since 1927.
Le Chameau have redefined history and reshaped the way we perceive the wellington boot. Their fine craftsmanship, which has been continually evolved over the past 80 years, has made the company what it is today and we are sure it will only get better. The family run premium French brand is completely quality driven, they require all of their boot-makers to undergo nine months of training before they are trusted to craft an authentic Le Chameau boot. Each boot is handmade by a master boot-maker, no exceptions. There is a lot to be said for knowing your craft well and Le Chameau have certainly triumphed when it comes to making the best wellington boots in the world.
It first began when the illustrious boot-maker Monsieur Chamot produced his first rubber boot to meet the demanding needs of the workingmen of Normandy. Chamot combined the traditions of master cobblers with his innovative new techniques, namely vulcanisation. Chamot produced high-quality rubber boots, which were entirely waterproof, warm, comfortable and most importantly, engineered with a grip sole that could withstand the turbulent weather conditions of Normandy. Unsurprisingly, the boots were an instant success. To this very day the premium range of leather-lined Le Chameau Chasseur wellingtons are still being crafted in the original workshop Chamot worked in all those years ago.
Not only are Le Chameau boots expertly crafted they deliver unbeatable protection against the elements, the Vierzonord boots able to keep feet at a comfortable temperature even if the outside temperature is as low as -25C. During the daily battles with mud and rain that would damage even the most durable leathers, Le Chameau boots reign supreme. Whether it’s battling the elements on top of the Yorkshire Dales or trawling through rivers and seas your Le Chameau boots will never let you down and will be your trusted companion for years to come.
Le Chameau Boots Overview
- The Sole – Le Chameau soles are made from a bi-density rubber and are resistant to abrasion providing all-terrain grip.
- Neoprene Lining – Le Chameau uses only the highest quality neoprene. Neoprene was originally used to make diving suits so therefore has excellent insulating properties and prevents the loss of the wearer’s body heat.
- Care Requirements – Le Chameau boots are easily cleaned with clean water and should be left to dry in a cool, well-aired room. Additional care can be provided with the use of a silicon spray spread evenly using a soft, dry cloth.