Aigle kids boots were created in France 1853 by the American Hiram Hutchinson has a mission to ‘help man live in harmony with nature’. Aigle focuses on innovative design, quality materials and incredible attention to detail. Aigle creates durable, functional and fashionable footwear for all members of the family, that are worldwide fashion statements and allow people to feel free and fulfilled in nature. The majority of AIGLE rubber footwear products are still handcrafted in Ingrandes, France near Chatellerault, using the best natural rubber available and a century+ long experience in the vulcanization of rubber. You’ll find Aigle’s creation date ‘1853’ is present as a logo on many boots.
Aigle applies its extensive know-how and 150+ years of experience to ensure your needs are met in every respect. Today Aigle is recognized worldwide as the company offering the best quality and design for rubber footwear. 95% of Aigle’s collection is still handcrafted in France, benefiting from the company’s unsurpassed knowledge in the vulcanization process of natural rubber and its unconditional attention to detail.
Aigle Boots History
1850: (in the USA) Hiram Hutchinson, an American, meets Charles Goodyear who just invented the vulcanization process for rubber. Fascinated by this new discovery and the resulting material, Hutchinson buys the patent from Goodyear to manufacture footwear.
1853: (in France) – Hutchinson establishes ‘A l’Aigle’ in France (‘To the Eagle’ in English) honoring the bird that symbolizes America, and starts manufacturing rubber boots for farming activities.
1857: Aigle, 4 years only after its creation, manufactures, by hand, 14,000 pairs of boots a day!
In its long history, Aigle has also been active in watersports goos a supplier to the US Olympics and America’s Cup, developing nautical products designed to excel in the most demanding and challenging situations.
Today Aigle is recognized worldwide for offering the best quality and design for rubber footwear. Even today 95% of Aigle’s collection is still handcrafted in France, benefiting from the company’s unsurpassed knowledge in the vulcanization process of natural rubber and its unconditional attention to detail.
Aigle is known for their high-quality hunting boots (Parcours model) and horseback riding boots (Ecuyer model) as well as a European leader for nautical boots (Glenan, Glenan ISO, Skey, Bora, and Maramu models are top-sellers).
Making of Aigle Boots
Aigle boots have a rich heritage in the French farming population. In 1853, 95% of the French population was still working in the fields with wooden clogs as it had been for generations. The new Aigle boots became an immediate success as for the first time farmers were able to come back from work with their feet dry and mud-free. After nearly 80 years of catering to the farm industry, Aigle began developing rubber and fabric footwear for leisure as well. Over the years Aigle has launched collections of watersport boots, horseback riding boots, and hunting boots. Today, Aigle is the number one worldwide manufacturer of high-quality hunting boots and horseback riding boots as well as a European leader for nautical boots.
Aigle revolutionized the world of footwear by using rubber as its core material for boot manufacture. Boots continue to be made by hand at Ingrandes, France near Chatellerault. From preparation through to finishing, the watchful eye of specialists supervises each production stage. Its natural rubber mix endows the boots with all of their characteristics (suppleness, waterproofness, sturdiness, comfort, etc.) Then parts are assembled by hand on an aluminum last. The 3rd stage is vulcanization of the boots in an autoclave at 140° giving their definitive shape. Once each boot is carefully inspected ensuring a high-performance, high-quality product is obtained, the Aigle boot is ready to be worn!
For kids, you’ll find a wide variety of boots including The Baby Flac Boot, The Lolly Pop Boot, Manege Equestrian Boot, Perdrix Boot, Giboulee Boot, Perdrix ICE boot, the New Woody Pop Boot and StartS Equestrian Boot.