Originally Posted by CHRK33
Why is that? On our MTO Galways through Leaves I requested a fully lined shaft and EG refused.
Not sure why they won't do it these days, but historically most veldtschoen boots are unlined in the leg, possibly because they've traditionally been built with thick, waxy leather and lining the boot leg would be overkill.
The original Galway was made of zug grain, which is one of the hardiest leathers you'll ever find. I've a pair of WW2 Lotus veldt boots made of zug that are still entirely fit for purpose and have been getting a lot of wear over the past few days! EG sometimes refer to it as 'heather gorse'.
C&J's Snowdon veldt boot also has an unlined leg. The only examples I can think of that have lined legs are Sargent's Selkirk (and Kelso variant) and Cheaney's Pennine boot, both of which are pretty bulletproof and couldn't even masquerade as a vaguely dressy boot..