All Technologies (Summer)

Insultation

  • GORE-TEX® Surround

    The unique Surround™ technology combines 100 % waterproofness and breathability in a very innovative way, and is used on our low and mid A/P/S hiking shoes. By including a breathable system with air ducts underneath the foot, it is designed to maximize end-use comfort in moderate to warm conditions and during high activity levels. 

    Please note that the open structure allows water to penetrate through the air ducts on the side, in example if you step in water or a swamp. Many will experience this as a bit unusual / strange feeling, when your feet are cooled by the water. This does not impact the shoes' ability to keep your feet dry - the waterproof GORE-TEX inner sock ensure it. The Surround™ technology can even be used to cool your feet on purpose on a hot summer without getting wet.


  • GORE-TEX Extended Comfort

    With highly breathable, hydrophobic materials, the Extended Comfort technology keeps water from penetrating the shoe while sweat evaporates from the inside. It is suitable for moderate to warm conditions and during higher activity levels. 100 % waterproof and highly breathable, it offers a dry and comfortable environment in higher temperatures and activity levels. The Extended Comfort technology is mainly to be found in a selection of Alfa's Hiking Low and Mid boots.

  • GORE-TEX Performance Comfort

    With breathable, wicking materials, the Performance Comfort technology is designed to maximize end-use comfort in a wide range of conditions and outdoor activities. The Performance Comfort technology is mainly found in Alfa's Mountain, Hiking and Hunting boots.

  • GORE-TEX Insulated

    Designed to maximize end-use comfort in cold conditions and during outdoor activities in the winter, the Insulated Comfort technology guards your feet when the temperature drops. Including additional insulation and engineered to keep snow and water from penetrating the shoe, it offers a comfortable environment for the foot in cold weather. The Insulated Comfort technology is found in Alfa's winter boots.


Fitting

  • Classic-last Uniform/Military

    A spacious forefoot guarantees toe mobility, while the round heel shape reduces the risk of blisters.

  • Jr-Last

    Fit adapted to children's feet. Tight fit around the ankle, toe portion that provides plenty of room to move the toes and heel supports for high comfort. ALFAs junior boots with children's fit allow for an extra pair of socks on cold days.

  • S-last/Narrow Mountain and Hiking

    Narrow width and stable fit provides complete control, while the round heel shape reduces the risk of blisters

  • Standard-last Hiking mid and low

    A regular and stable fit provides complete control, while the round heel shape reduces the risk of blisters.

  • Standard-last Hunting

    A normal and stable fit provides complete control, while the round heel shape reduces the risk of blisters.

  • Standard-last Mountain

    A normal and stable fit provides complete control, while the round heel shape reduces the risk of blisters.

  • XL- last Hiking Mid and Low

    A spacious forefoot and stable fit guarantees toe mobility, while the round heel shape reduces the risk of blisters.

  • XL-last Mountain and Hunting

    A spacious forefoot and stable fit guarantees toe mobility, while the round heel shape reduces the risk of blisters.


Uppers

  • Alfa Air™

    Alfa Air™ consists of laminated layers. The outer material is perforated microfiber; which is maintenance free, well breathable and extremely durable. The other layers can be varied to provide product specific features, such as added insulation, elasticity or breathability.

    The great breathability offered by the Alfa Air™ uppers ensures comfortable feet even in warmer days. Perfect 3-season shoes, well suited for outdoor activities from late spring to early autumn.

  • Cordura

    Cordura is used to increase the wear resistance of areas highly exposed to external stress.

  • Full-Grain Leather

    Full grain leather is the best leather quality, with good breathability and a smooth surface which, when properly maintained, makes it very durable and water- and snow-resistant.

  • Oiled Nubuck Leather

    Leather with brushed finish is water repellent and has very good breathability. Nubuck must be treated to maintain breathability and maintain the water repellent properties.

  • Ripstop Textile

    A textile material with a woven reinforcement mesh that prevents small tears from developing into larger holes. Like other textiles, Ripstop has good breathability and low weight.

  • Suede Leather

    Soft leather with excellent breathability.

  • Textile

    Textile has very good breathability and low intrinsic weight. ALFA chooses textiles suitable for its application, with a focus on environment and quality.


Soles

  • Alfa Rubber Sole

    Alfas rubber soles are designed for safe and good grip in varied terrain.

  • PU

    Alfas rubber soles are designed for safe and good grip in varied terrain.

  • Vibram®

    Vibram®-soles aim to guarantee high performance, comfort and quality over time. These goals are met by conducting Vibram® lab-tests and real life testing with the Alfa Test Team.

  • Vibram® Grip AMG

    Vibram® Grip APS is a soft, specially developed sole with a low specific weight from Alfa and Vibram®. The sole pattern gives a responsive grip and is adapted to our textile shoes. Specially designed knobs provide a secure grip on uneven surfaces. The sole also has a well-defined heel that provides extra grip in downhill slopes. The pattern is designed so that soil and gravel do not adhere.

  • Vibram® Grip APS

    Grip APS is a custom-made sole, developed through Alfa's cooperation with Vibram®. The cleating is self-cleaning and provides optimum grip in our Hiking Mid and Hiking Low boots. Defined knobs provide great traction in uneven terrain and the defined sole edge ensures excellent grip on rocky surfaces. The heel definition increases downhill safety.

  • Vibram® Grip+

    Grip+ is a custom-made sole, developed through Alfa's cooperation with Vibram®. Its unique rubber blend provides greater friction, which offers you an even better traction. In addition to the new rubber blend, Grip+ has its own, unique cleating. The result is a premium sole and unmatched grip on slippery surfaces.

  • Vibram® Multigrip

    Large, defined knobs and a sturdy platform offer unmatched stability. Large grip areas with embedded textile fibers are well suited for slippery conditions and winter use.

  • Vibram® Trail Outsole

    The Vibram® Grip Trail sole is a durable outer sole with a low specific weight and a unique rubber compound that provides high friction and great grip. The sole pattern has a "self adaptive lug" design, which allows the knobs to grip the substrate from several angles and ensures an optimal grip during activity.


Mid-sole

  • Combo Midsole

    Midsole combining damping and stabilizing layers for optimal function.

  • Lightweight EVA Midsole

    Shock absorbing midsole with low specific weight, where cushioning and stability are adapted to the shoe’s intended field of application.

  • Stabilizing PU Midsole

    A shaped midsole with extra stabilizing properties and high durability.


Innersulor

  • Anatomic Insole

    An anatomically crafted insole that keeps your feet dry and comfortable in breathable materials with great absorption. The foam construction provides shock absorption, comfort and relief for tired feet. The antibacterial surface also helps prevents odor.

  • Classic Insole

    Shaped insole with breathable and moisture-absorbing EVA material. The foam construction has shock-absorbing properties for good comfort.

  • Thermo Insole

    A double-layer insole with soft, insulating fleece contributes to warm feet in colder conditions.


L-Boards

  • Channeled L-Board

    This L-board with air-filled pockets provide added insulation from the ground. With great moisture absorption, it keeps your feet dry and warm in extreme cold.

  • Stabilizing L-Board

    Great technical features provides stability throughout the product's life span.

  • Standard L-Board

    This moisture absorbent l-board with insulation features, keeps your feet dry and comfortable.

  • Surround L-Board

    A ventilating L-board with embedded air canals underneath the foot. The system will quickly wick away sweat and heat from the foot and transport it out of the shoe.


Snörning

  • Double Lock System

    In order to adapt the boot individually, ALFA has chosen to use two sets of locking hooks. This way you can lock the laces over the foot’s brigde, adjust the laces over the ankle's bending point, and then tighten and lock before tightening the shaft itself.

  • Jr Lacing System

    Child-friendly and simple lacing system. Can consist of quick lock with elastic laces and quick lock and / or Velcro to ensure quick adaptation.

  • Quick Lacing System

    Lacing system with a quick lock for easy closing

  • Traditional Lacing System

    A lacing system consisting of either hooks, rings, webbing, eyelets or a combination of these and one pair of lock hooks.


Ankle-support

  • .Ankle Comfort Collar

    Memory foam is inserted into the construction around the ankle section to provide extra good fit. Using body heat, the material is shaped so that the shoe sits comfortably around the ankle.

  • Extra Ankle Support Collar

    Ankle high boots with added ankle support to improve stability in steep and uneven terrain.


Other components

  • Complete Protection

    Reinforcement around the complete lower part of the show to improve durability and increase the shoes life span.

  • Crampon Compatibility

    Groove for crampons. Compatible with hybrid and strap-on systems.

  • Enter Ease

    Construction that makes it easier to put on the shoe.

  • EXP Gaiter

    Integrated gaiter made from durable Cordura protects against snow and adds insulation in extreme conditions.

  • Hang Up

    Provides the opportunity to easily hook together or hang up the boots.

  • Kevlar Seams

    Kevlar reinforced seams.

  • Laces

    Alfa laces are impregnated to prevent water absorption.

  • Mini Gaiter

    A elastic gaiter at the collar is a great feature that keeps out debris.

  • Sealed Seams

    Sealed seams for increased water resistance.

  • Taped Seams

    Adhesive film applied to seams for added water resistance.

  • Toe & Heel Protection

    Toe and heel protection that provides extra durability and extends the shoe life.

  • Toe Protection

    Toe protection that provides extra durability and extends shoe life.

  • YKK Zipper

    Alfa uses YKK zippers.