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Edward Green Delapre Utah Leather

andreasky

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I am considering the purchase of a pair of boots for winter to withstand rain. I have a pair of suede chukka boots with rubber sole and they are great against rain. They are almost worn. Now I would like to try a different leather.

At first I considered shell cordovan. Then, I visited Edward Green website and found some models in Delapre Utah leather. Does anyone have experience with Banbury or Halifax boots in Delapre Utah to tell how they compare with suede or shell cordovan chukka boots during winter and against rain? Is Delapre Utah more long lasting and worth the investment?

Thank you in advance.
 

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I have Halifax in Utah. Much better than suede in wet weather. Utah is a very comfortable leather.
 

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I have Halifax in Utah. Much better than suede in wet weather. Utah is a very comfortable leather.
In which color do you have them? Do you think you can wear suits occasionally. Thanks
 

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I don't find Utah very water resistant at all. One drop of water will be instantly absorbed. Much less water resistant than nanoprotector-sprayed suede.

If all-weather wear is your priority, Zug is best, then CXL, then shell (but it will look like crap) then grain.
Do you know if you can use spray protector on Utah?
I am not familiar with Zug and CXL leather. Could you suggest me some good brands? Thanks
 

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Do you know if you can use spray protector on Utah?
I am not familiar with Zug and CXL leather. Could you suggest me some good brands? Thanks
I don't like to spray anything other than suede.

Zug / Heather Gorse used to be available from Edward Green (see below) in a Veldtshoen Galway, but I don't believe it is at present. I thought some other brand offered it now but can't recall which.



CXL - Chromexcel is available from multiple brands, including Carmina.

These are my EG Utah - I truly love the boots and the comfort of that ultra-soft upper is off the hook. But it's strength is not as a foul-weather boot.





When it's raining or snowing sideways, I wear a similar pair from Carlos Santos. Similar only in the basic design - you'd never confuse the two in person. But it's a fraction of the cost and takes winter's worst with little visible impact on the boots.



I'd say consider a pair of Halifax in grain (country calf) - you'll get the EG style and quality that you are looking for, with far better foul weather performance than Utah.
 

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