Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Shipton & Heneage Pennine boots: These boots are made for sloshing...

As a rule, I buy and wear the merchandise and clothing I write about on my blog (or at least visit the store to view the product). I have not had the opportunity to do that with Shipton & Heneage. But the folks there recently sent me photos of their latest wares and I took a liking to these walking boots - the Pennine model in a dark oak pebble grain ($375).

S&H Pennine boot

Made to Northampton standards and fitted with a rugged Commando sole, these look the ideal boots for cold sloshy weather. They appear to finish higher than a low ankle boot like a chukka or Chelsea and hence provide more coverage and protection.

If the rainy summer weather on the East Coast is a harbinger of the fall and winter weather to come, this might be the right time to start thinking about boots!

2 comments:

Mick P said...

late in the day to comment, perhaps, but I love this style of boot. Alfred Sargent does a similar, perhaps even more rugged version, the Kelso. One day, perhaps...
http://www.alfredsargent.co.uk/product.asp?pid=140

sleevehead said...

Yes, I agree about the style and ruggedness is a key factor here in the boot's appeal. But I also like the fact that one can wear these boots on city streets as well.