Aigle, the French footwear and textile company, will be the Official Boot Partner for The Boat Race.
The partnership, brokered by Mongoose, will see Aigle exclusively produce boots for The Boat Race squads in the traditional Dark Blue of Oxford and Light Blue of Cambridge. Similar boots in the university colours will also be retailed to the public via www.aigle.com/uk/en
Aigle, master rubber craftsmen since 1853, continues to hand-crafted its boots in France. High quality and attention to detail are the core principles of every Aigle collection design, which guarantee a perfected and long-lasting product. Focusing on an unrivalled manufacturing process – each boot is crafted under the expertly watchful eye of specialists from beginning to end ensuring that they each meet high specifications and quality control.
Arnaud Banizette, Aigle UK & Ireland country manager said: “As an ex-rower, I have always admired the prestigious Boat Race. Aigle and I are proud to supply the best boot to the squads for this exciting competition. We can’t wait to get started.”
David Searle, Executive Director of The Boat Race Company, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Aigle as our Official Boot Partner. We are proud of our history and heritage and are excited to be joined by a brand which also shares our values of tradition and a commitment to excellence. We look forward to working with Aigle over the coming months.”
The Boat Race will take place on Sunday 7th April 2019. The Women’s Boat Race will start at 2:15pm, with The Men’s Boat Race an hour later at 3:15pm.