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).
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!