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He was likely the first to extend the lacing to the toe and to introduce a sponge-rubber tongue. Von Allmen also came up with a leather belt at the top, around the leg, for firmer stability and traction. The family business, like others small producers, abandoned ski boots after American Bob Lange introduced in 1962 plastic boots. These days, they focus on afterski footwear, now handcrafted in Gwatt, close to Bern.