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DH bought me some years ago for Christmas. They're lovely, the best boots I've ever owned and I wear them every day for walking our foolish spaniel at 6am. Great buy, but ouch at the price; I've just googled and had no idea they were so much!
Love love them - got them as a pressie (couldn't bring myself to spend £££ on them). Would definitely splash out myself next time, wear them daily whilst walking ddog and its like putting on comfy warm slippers and my feet stay dry
I keep looking at them and can't justify it. I need something reliably dry that is comfortable as wellies always hurt my feet and my walking shoes although comfy mean I get wet trousers quite often. I don't ride, shoot or anything either and so have always been put off buying country type boots as feel a bit of imposter, but I do have to walk a dog daily and its really muddy where we are! I like the Ariat Windermere's which are a bit cheaper, have put them on my Christmas list but doubt dh would even think to buy them!
Forget the 'posh' connotations they are really the business. .. Im not even remotely posh but live in the country and have a pair of Dubarry Kildare boots , which i use for walking everywhere in the winter,also in the garden and have even worn to work sometimes in really cold icy weather. They are warm waterproof, and look even better with age ,ive walked miles in them, always comfy , never leaked. They are in their 8th year now and are still fab, . yes they are expensive, but well worth the money IMHO ..
Mine are Galway; just had a little play on their website and they're reduced from £349 to £199 which, when you think how many winters you'll get from them, is pretty bloody good. And I've also just emailed the link to DH to suggest he could buy me some new ones!
I have the Dubarry Galway boots and can't recommend them highly enough. I have never spent that amount on a pair of boots before but worth every penny.
I don't shoot/hunt/fish/have dogs but do spend hours on the touchline in rain/snow watching DC play sport and I always have warm feet. I've walked miles in them, never have wet/sore feet and they look good.
This is their third winter and I reckon I'm now down to £100/year boots so not so expensive anymore!
So following on from the thread, we went out today and I tried various styles. I fancied the Longford, but am too short at 5', so ended up with the Clare (which is tall but with more movement at the knees).
Oh and a sale tweed jacket in John Lewis to go with naturally
Thinking I now just need some more nice jeans for tucking in as many of mine have zips and it's been pointed out that's not ideal. That'll be my goal in the sales