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I say that because the Snowdon is made in quite a soft calf leather. For the price (£475?) I'd get two top quality walking boots in strong leather. Post some pics - see how they have held up.
To be honest, I don't think any of them are right for snow or indeed rough terrain. Fine quality grained leather soaks water up like a sponge, veldtschoen or not and will be torn to pieces if you went rambling in them. Agree - the Snowdon is the best of the bunch (due to it's waxed leather upper) but I wouldn't risk it on more than a walk down a footpath, if that. Tricker's make a tough zug grained field boot, but the leather (in my experience anyway) is low quality and...
How do you rate the leather on the Trickers as compared to C&J? Not sure about Tricker's.
I'll take a look (I haven't checked the website for some time). I'm after a handgrade quality full brogue. Most of the best lines are made on elongated/chiseled lasts, so there is very little out there. I don't fit the EG 202.
Are you likely to stock any shoes/boots with a rounded toe (similar C&J's 236)? I dislike elongated/chiseled lasts. I have tried the 337, and although it fitted well, it didn't look right.
I have read lots of posts about what products to use on them. Speaking from experience, I have used Montana Pitch Blend and Obenaufs. Recently tried this. Excellent product. Better than the latter two products, which can leave black residue on the leather. I can now see the fine grain of the boots. Importantly, if you use this product you'll keep the original waxed leather finish, which is matted down by Montana and...
Guess what I meant is that the leather insoles look a bit odd, and they are not stamped "real leather"
Had a look a few Barker shoes a few weeks ago. Not sure if they have leather insoles.
If possible, I'd add a tiny Foster & Son stamp to the tip - very refined.
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