By the Numbers: Altama Boots


Men's Altama Original Ripple

Certainly not new to the American military, but new to our site, TacticalGear.com. Our sister site now offers Altama’s advanced line of combat boots. Altama has been supplying the U.S. Military, federal, state and local agencies, military schools, police and Special Forces with thousands of Mil-Spec boots for decades.

Take a look at this numerical review of the 40-plus years of Altama.

  • 1969 – The year Altama was founded in Darien, Georgia.
  • 79 – Number of favorable testimonials on Altama’s site.
  • 1991 – The year Altama developed a line of high performance combat boots for civilian use featuring the traditional Panama sole.
  • 133 – Number of different sizes available in some Altama boots.
  • 2003 – The year Altama became the first company to make Original Ripple Sole Boots available for nonmilitant use.
  • 500 – Number of jobs the company plans to add over the next five years in Lexington, Tennessee.
  • 9.4% – The current unemployment rate in Tennessee.
  • 3 – Number of colors available for the Kids Ripple Boot.
  • 2008 -The year Altama introduced the Hoplite series for the modern day American warrior.
  • 350,000 – Pairs of shoes the company produces for the army annually.
  • $99 million – Amount a five-year deal to provide hot weather combat boots to the army is worth according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
  • 13 – Times John Campbell says “Altama” in this boot review, check it out!


For more details about Altama’s history, view the company background.

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