Established in 1958, La Botte Gardiane is specialized in handcrafted shoes and sandals, all 100 % made in France. The workshop is located in Camargue, in the south east of France. Carmargue is the land of the "gardians", the French cowboys looking after bulls and cows, for whom our boots were originally designed. These specific boots require a high degree of sturdiness and comfort. This is why La Botte Gardiane has built its reputation on the quality of its products, preserving original craftsmanship and using high-quality leather. All shoes are made with the best leathers mainly from France, like tannery Degermann, that also supplies Hermes, Ralph Lauren and other luxury brands. This particular leather, tanned with hot vegetable fat, is very supple and it resists to water. Also it's tanned with vegetable dyes using oak, rosemary and chestnut.