For almost a century Le Chameau have been hand-crafting the most superior quality rubber wellington boots on the market. 85 years of history and know-how make Le Chameau wellington boots the choice of today's most discerning country sportsmen and women. The first pair of Le Chameau boots were produced by Claude Chamot, a French agricultural engineer in Cherbourg, France in 1927. Working with people whose lives were governed by the weather, every day he heard them complain about how uncomfortable their leaking boots were. So he set about designing a new type of boot, handmade in natural rubber. Comfortable, hardwearing and flexible, everyone loved them, and so the Le Chameau story was born.
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Today the manufacturing process remains exactly the same, with a team of master bootmakers creating Le Chameau boots by hand – as does production, which still takes place at the original premises in Normandy, acquired by Monsieur Chamot in 1939, and Casablanca which he acquired in 1949. As well as the traditional cotton lined boots, today they are most famous for their range of wellingtons with more technical linings, from neoprene lined boots offering extra warmth, to the more luxurious leather lined variety. There is also a specialist range of Le Chameau waterproof leather country boots.