The finest walking boots made with Sole

Trailback boots use only the finest materials and construction techniques to deliver premium quality, durability and comfort.

Inspired by North Sea Oil Riggers

Traditional “rigger” boots were worker boots with a steel toe cap and steel penetration resistance in the sole, designed for the North Sea Oil Riggers.

We removed all the steel but retained the robust design and added triple-stitching to create a fully-waterproof, technologically advanced product for onshore walking and adventures.

These Boots Were Made For Walking

The original Trailback Riggers are designed to meet the needs of the dog walker, rambler or general outdoors enthusiast.

Taking inspiration from No longer a working safety boot, Trailback Riggers are designed to be a stylish, comfortable and hard-wearing outdoor lowland rambler for predictable paths.

It is unsuitable for seriously uneven terrain or technical mountain paths.

We have adapted the style of the “Rigger” to produce a boot that looks fantastic on both men and women.

Trailback Waterproof Walking Boots

Fully Waterproof

German manufactured Sympatex® waterproof membrane

Rugged Terrain Ready

Highly-acclaimed Vibram® Commando outsoles

(Vibram were one of the first technology Partners to back our idea for a more relaxed Rigger-style boot.)


Treated Full-Grain Leather

2.4mm thick hard wearing, high quality leather

Caring for your Walking Boots

Trailback’s Rigger and Chelsea boots are made from premium materials and will last longer if you take care of them.

Find out how by reading our care guide and stock up on boot cleaning and care accessories in our online shop

Insulating Cork Footbed

Allows you to walk for miles in comfort, keeping your feet warm and dry no matter the conditions.

Pull-on tabs

Easy on boots with no mucky laces makes Trailback practical for the even the muddiest of dog-walking trails.


For additional strength and durability.

High-Quality Footwear Heritage

Trailback work with a family-run business who have been producing high-quality shoes and boots since 1899.

We carefully selected our manufacturer because they know how to make an excellent, hard wearing, breathable technical boot.

With a heritage of high-quality footwear manufacturing, our shoe makers are specialists in Goodyear welting and waterproofing technology in their products.

Offering better durability than glued soles and considered one of the finest methods of shoe construction, Goodyear welting is a high-quality shoe making technique which is almost 150 years old.

Corporate Responsibility

We consider that the shoemakers who craft our boots are just as important as those who buy them and we have an excellent working environment within the factory.

Employees are respected and receive a fair days pay for a fair day’s work which is something that is very important to us.

We hope you will agree that our manufacturer not only has the technical skills and know-how to produce an exceptional boot for the walker, but also the right approach to employee welfare.