I quite like the Cottesmore, but I think the Childrey is probably better for its intended purpose. I typically wear boots in more "rural" situations. I even ride in them, in a pinch. I don't feel quite as bad mucking around in the dirt or stomping the occasional steaming divot in the Childrey as opposed to the Cottesmore! The leather on the Childrey isn't as nice but, inevitably, the leather on the Cottesmore wouldn't be as nice either after I'd worn them a few times.