About us

We design and build high-quality footwear that law enforcement officers, military operators, first responders and other uniformed professionals can trust in every critical situation. Our unwavering respect for our customers’ hard-earned pay and high standards for performance drives us to deliver honest products that we are proud to stand behind. The Original Footwear Company is proud to make Altama®️ combat boots, Original S.W.A.T.®️ tactical boots, Smith & Wesson Footwear®️, and Capps®️ uniform footwear.


Altama® has created tactical boots for every American conflict and every environment since 1969. In 2017, Altama became the leading manufacturer for the U.S. Department of Defense. That is an honor backed by a history of commitment to excellence, continued improvement through research and development, and trustworthy service.

The men and women that build Altama boots take pride in that foundation of excellence, and look forward to the future, knowing that they will continue to provide the best boots available.

Boots that can be trusted to take you there and back.

In 1999 the first Original S.W.A.T. boot was designed. The goal was to make footwear that was specifically designed for elite S.W.A.T. teams.

The challenge facing the industry was how to make a boot that could meet the demands of the different environments that law officers face - while being comfortable enough to support a double shift. The answer was to re-evaluate the way that boots had been made for 60 years - no more “make your foot fit the boot.” But now Original S.W.A.T. was making boots that fit your feet.

The revolution was in using lasts that were influenced by an athletic structure; fitting the foot in the right places while offering the support of a boot, thus forming our legendary NO BREAK-IN PERIOD.

You already know Smith & Wesson® as the legendary company that produces firearms with power, quality and endurance.

Now, this high caliber craftsmanship extends to a unique line of footwear that offers comfort, durability, traction and protection. 

Our Capps®Uniform Dress Shoes are made of the highest quality components available, by highly skilled men and women, right here in the USA. We make issued Oxfords for virtually every branch of the Armed Services.

All of our components and styles meet or exceed the approval standards of the U.S. Department of Defense, Army & Airforce Exchange Service, Nexcom, National Park Service, as well as Police, Sheriff, and Fire Departments Worldwide.