Superior leathers & components -
BEHIND THE DESIGN
QUALITY THAT'S BUILT TO LAST...
Royal Albartross was founded when we set out to create the world's finest golf shoe, where design incorporated the best of traditional craftsmanship and technical advances. We source the most skilled artisans, choosing to work with talented European craftsmen who use manufacturing techniques passed down from generation to generation. What sets us apart is choosing to use only the most superior leathers and components to create our luxury golf footwear.
Ahead of the launch of our upcoming 2023 collection, gain an insight into the trusted components we have sourced to produce our luxury golf shoes.
COMPONENT: LEATHER UPPERS
Our sourcing team travel the world seeking only the highest quality leathers from the most reputable tanneries in Europe.
For our recent collections, we have worked with Faeda, specialists in the production of a wide range of bovine leathers for footwear, the best features of these leathers are resistance, elegance, softness as well as water-repellent effects and breathability.
Faeda have been in the leather market since 1956, thanks to their experience gained over many years of collaboration with leading brands in the fashion world, Faeda tannery have remained on the cutting edge of new product development and new colour research.
In addition to using high-quality leathers for our footwear we work with the industries leading brands for our footwear components.
COMPONENT: FOAM INSOLES
As we seek to further enhance our luxury footwear, we have selected OrthoLite as our insole of choice. Our bespoke version of the OrthoLite X40 insole will deliver a lightweight and comfortable footbed for the wearer. The foam composition we have selected offers exceptional high energy return to support long days walking on the course and the dynamic weight transfer required for the mechanics of the golf swing.
Not only does our insole set the industry standard for high rebound performance with an elasticity rating over 40%. It also contains 5% recycled rubber, helping keep hundreds of tons of waste out of landfills each year.
Now as much as ever, OrthoLite is the undisputed category leader. They are the insole supplier of choice for over 350 leading footwear brands - manufacturing OrthoLite technologies that can be found in more than 500 million pairs of footwear a year. As a US-owned and operated company with production facilities globally – their mission is to create breakthrough, sustainable formulations that deliver greater comfort and performance than ever before.
COMPONENT: RUBBER OUTSOLES
Vibram is the world leader in the production and sales of high-performance rubber outsoles in the sport and leisure market. For more than 80 years, the iconic yellow octagon that identifies a brand that has been synonymous with quality, performance, safety, innovation and design. Since revolutionizing outdoor sports with the creation of the first rubber sole for mountain climbing in the 1930’s, Vibram has positioned itself as the industry standard.
Vibram soles, are always produced with three objectives: to guarantee the best performance, the maximum level of comfort and quality over time.
We have long selected the VIBRAM Pro Golf rubber outsole for many of our designs to offer the grip and traction required for golf, whilst providing a hard-wearing outsole that will complement our handmade leather uppers for a shoe that’s built to last. Look out for an updated style of this outsole on our upcoming Bond collection.