- May 7, 2013
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In their latest catalogue they have a shoe called the Dornoch,its a grain leather quarter brogue Derby,it doesnt have a Commmando sole but it says wide fit,made in Britain,it looks like a Cheaney Tenterden.I have the Hoggs veldtschoen shoe and I really like it. No issues with putting it on or taking it off as it is a shoe. The shoe is a G width.
That made me think about a boot. I did not like the look of speed lacing. So I took a gamble the 9 hole Cheaney on sale. I cannot see any clues on the codes which might identify a makers last for the shoe. I think I read somewhere that the Hoggs boot is also made by Cheaney but I don’t know if that is true. If it is the same last as the Pennine it would still not suit my high instep but might be easier to put on/take off.
I dont like speed hooks but if its just the top few they dont show under your trousers so it wouldnt be a deal breaker for me.
The Hoggs of Fife Rhannoch interests me as an outdoor boot (my last 2 pairs of walking boots have been Lowa).
I read a book recently about the Falklands war and it mentions the problems with the issue DMS boot,I remember for a few years after there was a lot of talk about which boots were best for the Army.
I wonder what the Rhannoch would be like as a walking boot ? it looks quite heavy,I know that its water resistant and I like the idea of a non Goretex lined leather boot.
Price is an issue too,for the price of one pair of Rhannochs I can get 3 pairs of Lowa.
btw Hoggs of Fife also have a Wooly Pully called the Falkland,it has the suede patches,only one colour Olive / Brown marl.