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Herring shoes: Kirkdale boots

    I recently received a pair of Chelsea boots from UK-based Herring Shoes. These are called the Kirkdale boots and are made by Cheaney on the 175 last featuring Dainite soles and veldtschoen construction.

Herring Kirkdale boots

Herring Kirkdale boots

As used in English shoemaking, "veldtschoen" construction means the upper leather is turned outward and stitched onto the midsole rather than turned underneath the insole. In theory, this "would direct unwanted debris and water, dependent on materials used, away from the foot instead of inside the shoe".

Naturally, I intend to put this theory to the test this autumn and winter!

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