It's goodbye to Raichle boots this spring, but don't panic if you're a fan, the Swiss brand has simply been re-badged as 'Mammut' to match up with its parent company, so from this month - March 2009 - anything that was previously Raichle is now Mammut and will carry the famous mammoth logo.

The good news is that the underlying footwear and the expertise of Raichle, which has been making footwear for around 100 years, will remain unchanged, so other than a new badge you can still find familiar model names like the impressive Mount Trail GTX - below - a sturdy three-season walking boot, which has won several awards. It's just called the Mammut Mount Trail GTX instead.


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