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Yes! Test drove them on carpet at work and decided the fit was more than tolerable and decided to keep them. After three all-day wears “in the wild” I think the footbed is settling in and the fit is even better. So, a definite keeper.
That's great that they ended up working out!
 

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Viberg crust horsehide service boots today

these were from a special Horween sample run and feel like no other horsehide. Some parts have the Shell and some don’t. My pair feels just like horsebutt.

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Hi Guys

I am newbie to the site and to good quality shoes, I purchased a pair of black Loake Aldwych shoes for work and they have lasted so much longer than a cheap pair of shoes I have realised the extra cost of the shoe is worth the investment so I am now looking at my first good pair of brown leather boots.

I have been looking at various makes and so far my favourite it the Cheaney Trafalgar Capped Derby Boot in Dark Leaf Calf Leather, at £395 is at the top end of my budget.

I just wanted to ask you guys if you had an alternative to the Trafalgar that you feel I should consider, if you have any experience with this boot and if you know anywhere selling the boot cheaper!!

Thanks in advance.

Adam
 

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Oh and 1 more question, the cost of the shoe tree is £60!! thats what I use to pay for my shoes!! why is it so expensive and are they worth the money? I do use shoe trees but normally plastic ones!
 

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Oh and 1 more question, the cost of the shoe tree is £60!! thats what I use to pay for my shoes!! why is it so expensive and are they worth the money? I do use shoe trees but normally plastic ones!
You can buy cedar shoe tree with same quality/specs on amazon or other shops for a third of that price.
 
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Oh and 1 more question, the cost of the shoe tree is £60!! thats what I use to pay for my shoes!! why is it so expensive and are they worth the money? I do use shoe trees but normally plastic ones!
That seems extremely expensive and I agree with @Braid that one can source them on Amazon for a lot less. Yes, it is worth using wooden shoe trees in shoes and boots.
 

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Oh and 1 more question, the cost of the shoe tree is £60!! thats what I use to pay for my shoes!! why is it so expensive and are they worth the money? I do use shoe trees but normally plastic ones!
If it's a lasted shoe tree, that's a great price; if it's just a generic tree, you can do way better.
 

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Hi Guys

I am newbie to the site and to good quality shoes, I purchased a pair of black Loake Aldwych shoes for work and they have lasted so much longer than a cheap pair of shoes I have realised the extra cost of the shoe is worth the investment so I am now looking at my first good pair of brown leather boots.

I have been looking at various makes and so far my favourite it the Cheaney Trafalgar Capped Derby Boot in Dark Leaf Calf Leather, at £395 is at the top end of my budget.

I just wanted to ask you guys if you had an alternative to the Trafalgar that you feel I should consider, if you have any experience with this boot and if you know anywhere selling the boot cheaper!!

Thanks in advance.

Adam
Welcome! I used to have some Aldwych and they were very nice shoes.

Those Cheaney Trafalgar look a nice and versatile boot. Cheaney are a good maker and decent value. They quite often come up on sale but that may only be certain models. The dark leaf colour looks great.

If you can get a Crockett & Jones Coniston on sale then that might come within your budget portentially. Coniston is a grain leather rather than smooth though.

Trickers outlet may be worth a look also. They might have something similar.



Limited sizes in these but they are made by Alfred Sargent for Tredders and look vaguely similar to the Trafalgar.
 

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