A good comfortable boot but that's all i can say as i wore them for stalking last week i thought i have a wet foot no it cant be i said how wrong i was.i purchased the boots last year and they are not a year old. i have worn them a maximum of 30 times i work on a grouse moor so they did get some stick this year and the heather tends to strip the polish off anything. After stalking i put my boots in a bag int the car and when i got home i let them air dry for a couple of days and bang them off to clean them. after that i usually use saddle soap or dubbing to help them. AS said in this quote from there web site
"Leather walking boots
Leather boots should be cleaned if dirty, preferably with lukewarm or cold water. They should then be left to dry away from any heat sources (away from radiators and not left in drying rooms etc). Once dry, it is a good idea to use a Nikwax leather boot proof (liquid or wax) to replenish the leather's natural water-repellency. Dependant upon wear, it's a good idea to polish the boot with a boot conditioner every few months/a couple of times a year - this keeps the leather nice and supple (but not too often as it can also make the leather too soft)."
OK SO FAR EVERTING IS IN LINE WITH THE WARRENTY
there is however a small seam on the boot on both boots on the instep of the boot were your big toe ball joint moves the seam on the right foot has given completely and the one on the left is well worn.
thus i am getting a wet foot NOT HAPPY £239.00 boots should last more than 11 months. so i rang the supplier of the boots who said if you get them in to us this morning the rep from Le shambles is here to day i will give them to him so i did.
the rep took one look and said i had under fed the leather and that's why the seam had worn. he said i had to send them back to Le shambles HQ and they would probably say the same. i think this is a disgrace have any of you had any problems with these boots.
i have a week on the bucks next week and no boots will have to dig out my old Altbergs though they are three years old.
OK that's me rant over