La Botte Gardiane, an ode to tradition, a celebration of authenticity and quality. Founded in the heart of the Camargue at the end of the 1950s. Old and recent models coexist, functional products that age well and can be repaired if they are maintained. La Botte Gardiane does not make work boots or sandals, but rather travel and road companions. With the possibility of customizing the leather or measurement of a wide choice of shoes. Each pair of shoes leaving the workshop is manufactured with meticulous precision, merging comfort, quality of materials, longevity, and that is essential, an elegant and timeless design.
La Botte Gardiane is deeply anchored in values that are dear to it. Quality, durability and repairability are essential criteria beyond style. The raw material is carefully chosen from ancient tanneries where relationships go back decades, and each step of the production process is carefully considered to minimize the impact on the planet.
La Botte Gardiane also advocates respect for artisanal traditions and its artisans. Each shoemaker works with passion and expertise, bringing their unique know-how to each shoe. The company values learning and encourages the transmission of this ancestral know-how which is today part of French arts and crafts, thus contributing to the sustainability of an exceptional craft of which it is the ultimate holder.
The know-how of La Botte Gardiane is recognized throughout the world for its quality. Each stage of manufacturing is carried out by hand, respecting traditional artisanal techniques. From carefully selected leathers to precise stitching, every detail is meticulously worked to obtain products of exceptional quality.
The manufacturing process of La Botte Gardiane skilfully combines tradition and modernity. The craftsmen master centuries-old techniques while using cutting-edge equipment, thus guaranteeing optimal comfort and remarkable durability.
La Botte Gardiane embodies the very essence of French craftsmanship, combining a rich history and rare know-how. By preserving traditions, respecting the environment and creating shoes of impeccable quality, La Botte Gardiane positions itself as a symbol of excellence and respect for heritage.
We invite you to discover the unique world of La Botte Gardiane and to meet the passionate artisans who bring these exceptional creations to life. During the European Heritage Days in September or the European Crafts Days in April, the workshop offers guided tours.
The La Botte Gardiane workshop has been recognized among the Métiers d'Arts since 2016. It is one of the first companies in Occitanie to have obtained the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant label, more than fifteen years ago. An exceptional label awarded by the state to companies that hold a
rare and valuable expertise.
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Commitment to a more respectful and responsible world is part of La Botte Gardiane's DNA. We want our activity to have as little impact as possible on our environment; make beautiful products, with respect for people and resources at all stages of manufacturing. This is why we offer durable products, repairable several times, of high quality, with great proximity in our supplies, all manufactured in the same place, without any subcontracting. Buying a La Botte Gardiane product also means helping to promote these values, this ethics, this transparency.
Our artisans have been perpetuating the same know-how since 1958. Each year they produce twelve thousand pairs of shoes, carrying out at least 60 operations per pair. We take care to choose exceptional leathers, even for the linings. We pay great attention to details during manufacturing. We pay particular attention to the selection of our suppliers because the quality of our raw materials depends on the quality of our confections. This search for excellence goes hand in hand with a value that is dear to us: the preservation of the environment. La Botte Gardiane uses suppliers for whom the notion of sustainable development is essential.