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Here's my Westfield fully detailed:

 

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And my new Lowndes:

 

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woo hoo!
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Here's my Westfield fully detailed:
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And my new Lowndes:

Wow, quite an impressive first 2 posts! Welcome to SF!
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Thank you for the welcome Fred! I'm more about reading than writing, anyway I'll try to post more.

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Hi,

I got my Conniston since 9 months and for the first time I wear them during 15 min under heavy rain....and back home I discovered that the interior lining was wet ! 

 

Is it normal? Is the Conniston considered as a waterproof boot or not?

 

Which model of C&J is truly waterproof according to your experience?

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nah they're not that water proof, last time i was in a flood of about half a foot of water, and i definitely got really wet. never would of happened if i had goretex hiking boots, so i decided not to wear the connistons when doing a 12 mile hike again!
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Hi,

I got my Conniston since 9 months and for the first time I wear them during 15 min under heavy rain....and back home I discovered that the interior lining was wet ! 

 

Is it normal? Is the Conniston considered as a waterproof boot or not?

 

Which model of C&J is truly waterproof according to your experience?

 

Unless they have gortex lining no boots are truly waterproof.

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Originally Posted by matsuito View Post
 

Hi,

I got my Conniston since 9 months and for the first time I wear them during 15 min under heavy rain....and back home I discovered that the interior lining was wet ! 

 

Is it normal? Is the Conniston considered as a waterproof boot or not?

 

Which model of C&J is truly waterproof according to your experience?

 

Your shoes will be fine. Put shoe trees in them and let them sit for a few days to dry.

 

Do not place them near a heat source to help dry as this can ruin the leather.

 

Once they are dry brush them and they will be as good as new.

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Should I expect to experience the wet interior lining with Snowdon if worn during heavy rain and snow? As I understood it's the Veldtschoen construction, connoting it's waterproof. But would like to hear a first hand thoughts.

I need a hardcore winter boot, more than a fancy looking and I have a feeling Coniston is more of a autumn and early winter type of boot.

This photo made me fall in love for Snowdon.

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mate they will be water resistant to some extent, but no boots can be entirely waterproof unless they're proper goretex/equivalent.

Try filling up your sink and putting your snowdens in the sink, and im sure after a while the water will seep through.
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I need a hardcore winter boot, more than a fancy looking and I have a feeling Coniston is more of a autumn and early winter type of boot.
 

 

Walking to the bus in a foot of slush and snow (as of today, this is my life until the end of March) just get a pair of Sorel Caribou boots and carry your shoes in a bag.

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Should I expect to experience the wet interior lining with Snowdon if worn during heavy rain and snow? As I understood it's the Veldtschoen construction, connoting it's waterproof. But would like to hear a first hand thoughts.

I need a hardcore winter boot, more than a fancy looking and I have a feeling Coniston is more of a autumn and early winter type of boot.

This photo made me fall in love for Snowdon.

 

I have taken these through snow storms and 6 inches of water in fields and have not had a single issue.

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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post

Should I expect to experience the wet interior lining with Snowdon if worn during heavy rain and snow? As I understood it's the Veldtschoen construction, connoting it's waterproof. But would like to hear a first hand thoughts.


I need a hardcore winter boot, more than a fancy looking and I have a feeling Coniston is more of a autumn and early winter type of boot.


This photo made me fall in love for Snowdon.



I've waded through marshes in veldt boots and had no issue. The only caveat I'd have is that all modern veldt boots only have half-bellows tongues which limits the depth to which your feet can be submerged - water can seep around the sides of the tongue if it splashes around.

Older models, such as Lotus or Tricker's veldts (back from when they actually made them) have full bellows tongues which make them much meaner beasts.

Lotus used to advertise their boots as 'guaranteed waterproof' and Cordings of Piccadilly had a pair on display in a tank of water for many years.
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Thank You very much PCK1 and CTBr.

The military influenced shape of the vamp, which has the 'moustache' shape made these boots handsome in my book. The lines are clean&simple and I find a lot of places where I can rest my eye ..

They somehow remind me of a much expensive EG Galway but are reasonably priced at 475 GBP and are cheaper more than double. The Commando sole looks really solid too. I feel they will give me a lot of fun this winter in a snowy covered field.


 

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