I'd say so, from the 60s or 70s before they changed hands and upped their game to aim for the foreign market in the 80s. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The hand is very similar to the one used in these tramping brogues, which can be found in the EG catalogue for 1965-66:
(With thanks for EG for the catalogue image, which they provided in response to a question about the tramping shoes and also the veldtschoen boots in the top half of the image)
what does it mean?