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Hoggs AYR Leather Sole Dealer Boot

£139.95

569L 1

Hoggs Ayr Leather Sole Market Boot.

Hoggs of Fife hand crafted boots are fully welted with a stitched sole construction.

Made by craftsmen in the UK (Northampton),
painstakingly crafted using over 200 hand techniques per boot

You can expect your Hoggs Ayr boots to improve with wear, in terms of comfort and looks.

Stitched welted construction allows boots to be resoled and refurbished when required, thus prolonging the life of the boots for years, making these boots a wise investment

Half leather lined with
Full Leather Lining & Sock,
for the comfort of natural materials (non sweaty) and easy pulling on (- a shoe horn might help initially)

Classic rich brown.

A wide fitting style
Classic Rounded squared toe for comfort - not narrowly pointed.

A quality market boot, not cheap, but very competitively priced!

WHAT IS A GOODYEAR WELT, AND WHAT DOES THE TERM GOODYEAR WELTED MEAN - A welt is a strip of leather, rubber, or plastic that is stitched to the upper and insole of a shoe, as an attach-point for the sole. The space enclosed by the welt is then filled with cork or some other filler material (usually either porous or perforated, for breathability), and the outsole is both cemented and stitched to the welt. This process of making shoes is referred to as Goodyear welt construction, as the machinery used for the process was invented in 1869 by Charles Goodyear, Jr. the son of Charles Goodyear.[1] Shoes with other types of construction may also have welts for finished appearance, but they generally serve little or no structural purpose. The Goodyear welt is highly regarded for a number of reasons including being relatively waterproof by not allowing water to get into the insole due to the welt-sole construction, the relative ease in which the sole can be replaced, and the fact that the boot can last up to 20 years or longer depending on the treatment and condition of the upper. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)