The small scale factory where the boots are made today was founded in 1958, in a town between Nîmes and Montpellier. La Botte Gardiane rapidly became specialists in making ‘Camargue’ cowboy boots for local horse riders and country folk.
The family business is currently run by two brothers and their sister who were given an award in 2007 for their “Manufacturing Excellence” and craftsmanship by the French Ministry of Economics. The European fashion house Celine also commissioned them to make boots in recent years, and MONOCLE made a video report about 'the best shoe maker from France'.
All the shoes are made with the best leathers and suèdes from famous tannery Degermann in France, that also supplies Hermes, Ralph Lauren and other luxury brands. Most of the skins are tanned with vegetable dyes using oak, rosemary and chestnut. All products are of a very high quality and are 100% French made.
BOTTINES has the exclusive rights for the brand in The Netherlands and develops her own collection. The handmade shoes are sold through pop up stores, selected retailers and this website.
Since 2015 BOTTINES also sells the luxury sneakers of Zespa Aix-en-Provence
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