Although these boots eventually dropped around the ankles, they were great for use on the yard and smart enough to wear to the pub

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 8

Derby House Kinpurnie Kintyre long boots

Value for money:9/10
Fit:7/10
Performance:8/10

Pros:

  • Cushioned foot
  • Good grip sole
  • Suitable for yard or smarter wear

Cons:

  • Dropped around the ankles
  • Not that warm in cold weather
  • Stiff to begin with

Product:

Derby House Kinpurnie Kintyre long boots: review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£79.99

My first impressions when opening these long boots were that I really liked the two brown tones but I wasn’t overly keen on the sole which looked chunky and gave the boots a more practical than a stylish look.

The boots have a very traditional look about them with a buff leather leg and a darker brown-waxed leather top and foot. The shock absorbing sole is quite stocky but it does offer good grip in the mud! The leather loop pulls on each side is a useful added extra and the lining is extremely soft and very comfortable. The Kinpurnie badge at the front of the boots adds to the overall classy look.

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I tested a size four, which came up larger than expected, but I do have very slim feet and ankles. Therefore, to prevent my feet from moving around and my heels from rubbing, I needed to wear two pairs of socks. They were also quite stiff around the ankles and took a bit of wearing in, but the shock absorbing soles and soft lining were very comfortable. When I wore the boots in wet and muddy conditions they coped very well. I had a very good grip on slippery surfaces and my feet did not get wet! They also cleaned up quite nicely making them a very practical boot.

However, after being worn a fair amount, the boots did drop around the ankles. But on the other hand, if I hadn’t of worn them a lot they would have remained stiff. In comparison to other similar boots on the market they were not as warm, but these Kinpurnie boots are significantly lower in price!

Overall I would recommend these boots to a friend as they’re good value for money, practical and also nice enough to wear to the pub.

Verdict

These boots are good value for money, practical and also nice enough to wear to the pub