Established in France in 1853 by the American Hiram Hutchinson, AIGLE (‘EAGLE’ in English and pronounced ‘Eh-gleu’) today stands for uncompromising quality combined with superb design and craftmanship. The majority of AIGLE rubber footwear products are still handcrafted in France, using the best natural rubber available and a century long experience in the vulcanisation of rubber.
In 1853, Aigle revolutionised the world of footwear by using rubber as its core material for boot manufacture. Boots continue to be made by hand at Ingrandes, France.
From preparation through to finishing, each stage takes place under the watchful eye of their specialists. Firstly, the natural rubber mix endows the boots with all of their characteristics (suppleness, waterproofness, sturdiness, comfort, etc.) Then the parts are assembled by hand on an aluminium last. The 3rd stage in the process involves vulcanisation of the boots in an autoclave at 140° to give them their definitive shape. Finally, each boot is carefully inspected to ensure that a high-performance, high-quality product is obtained.
Aigle is No. 1 worldwide for the manufacture of high quality hunting boots. (Parcours 2 Vario, Parcours 2 Iso, Parcours 2 Iso Open and Parcours 2 Vario Outlast) Aigle Wellington Boots have become extremely popular with walkers and farmers with their impeccable comfort and durability.
AIGLE APPLIES ITS EXTENSIVE KNOW-HOW AND 150+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE TO ENSURE YOUR NEEDS ARE MET IN EVERY RESPECT.