9 pairs of smart country boots for the stylish country man

  • Horse & Hound is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy. Learn more
  • Whether you’re rambling on the coast or walking the dogs through wet fields, a tall waterproof boot is essential for country life so we’ve rounded up a selection of the best men’s country boots.

    A pair of the best country boots should be the perfect balance between functional and fashionable – they will provide you the support and comfort you need on a long country walk, but will look right at home when you stop off at a nice pub on the way home. The best country boots will be 100% waterproof and have an outer sole that is designed to provide good grip and prevent slipping – some even have mud-clearing soles. They’ll also have technical features within the footbed that offer comfort and prevent fatigue so that you can keep going all day.

    Usually made of a mix of leather and suede, the best men’s country boots are not designed to be worn for regular hard work and if you wear them on a yard all year round they won’t last as long as they should, especially if you don’t give them the appropriate care. If you expect to be working in particularly wet, muddy conditions, consider a pair of the best wellies for men instead.

    Some of the country boots below are specifically designed for men, while others are unisex and available in larger sizes.

    Best men’s country boots

    Chatham Loyton Waterproof Premium Leather Boots

    Chatham Loyton Waterproof Premium Leather Boots

    Colours: Walnut
    Sizes: UK 6–12
    RRP: £230

    These hard-wearing boots are described as serious boots for serious work. The waterproof nubuck leather exterior will keep your feet dry and warm in the winter. They also have a waterproof and breathable lining and a cushioned sole which make them comfortable to wear for long periods. The two side tabs on each boot make them easy to take on and the rubber-cleated sole is very practical for occasional outdoor work.

    In the UK? View now at gsequestrian.com or chatham.co.uk

    Dubarry Galway Boots

    Dubarry Galway Country Boots

    Colours:Black, walnut, black/brown, navy brown, brown or ivy
    Sizes: EU 35–48, with three calf width options
    RRP: £379

    These are undoubtedly Dubarry’s most popular country boots. They are made of a “dry fast, dry soft” leather and are 100% waterproof with a Gore-Tex lining. The sole is shock absorbing, and there’s also a handy finger pull fitted inside the boot to help you get them on. They’re available in a wide range of contrasting colours and materials, so you can find something for every taste.

    In the UK? View now at dubarry.com, naylors.com or philipmorrisdirect.co.uk 

    Horka Greenwich Country Boots

    Horka Greenwich Country Boots

    Colours: 10 options
    Sizes: UK 3–11
    RRP: £119.95

    These short faux fur-lined country boots are made of leather and suede with a waterproof lining and anti-slip sole. They’re available in various colours and feature decorative laces at the top of the boots. They’re warm to wear and very comfortable, although they can take a while to break in.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk 

    Hoggs of Fire Zeus Safety Dealer Boots

    Hoggs of Fire Zeus Safety Dealer Boots

    Colours: Black or brown
    Sizes: EU 40–47
    RRP: £79.95

    These practical Chelsea boots are designed to keep your feet comfortable without compromising protection. With a removable cushioned insole and steel toe-caps and midsole these boots are more than effective workwear but also don’t look out of place in more casual settings thanks to their sleek lines. Made with a Goodyear welted construction they’re also durable and will be able to be resoled as they wear down.

    In the UK? View now at gsequestrian.com

    Ariat Wexford Waterproof Chelsea Boot

    Ariat Wexford Waterproof Chelsea Boot

    Colours: Dark brown, weather brown or java
    Sizes: UK 7–12
    RRP: £180

    These low-profile boots have a waterproof full-grain leather exterior and a timeless aesthetic. The twin elastic panels over the ankles mean they’re easy to take on and off straight out of the box. They have a comfortable footbed, good arch support and a lightweight forked shank that relieves foot tension and makes them the ideal boots for countryside walks.

    In the UK? View now at ariat.com or outdoorandcountry.co.uk
    In the US? View now at ariat.com

    Royal Scot Mens Nevis II Boot

    Royal Scot Mens Nevis II Boot

    Colours: Dark brown
    Sizes: UK 7–12
    RRP: £260

    These contemporary ankle-height boots have a wool shearling lining and footbed for added warmth. They also have adjustable double straps to make them quite versatile depending on your choice of legwear. They’re durable and waterproof making them suitable for occasional outdoor work, but are better suited to countryside walks or more casual settings.

    In the UK? View now at naylors.com or blacks.co.uk

    Ariat Moresby Tall Waterproof Boots

    Ariat Moresby Tall Waterproof Boots

    Colours: Java
    Sizes: UK 7–12
    RRP: £250

    These eye-catching boots are made of leather and suede with a waterproof construction. The four-layer footbed provides lightweight support and stability, while the midsole is shock absorbing and the removable insole is cushioning. The sole is made of recycled rubber with a multi-surface traction design.

    In the UK? View now at ariat.com or outdoorandcountry.co.uk

    Dubarry Roscommon Men’s Country Boots

    Dubarry Roscommon Country Boots

    Colours: Black, walnut or navy/brown
    Sizes: EU 35–48
    RRP: £269

    The ankle-height boots are made with the same “dry fast, dry soft” leather as the Galways and are also lined with Gore-Tex. The sole provides comfort and shock absorption, while the inner finger pull helps with getting the boots on. These boots have a relaxed country casual look and have subtle signature branding.

    In the UK? View now at dubarry.com 

    Dublin River boots III review

    Dublin River Boots III

    Colours: Dark brown, chocolate, black, dark brown/green or charcoal/navy
    Sizes: UK 3–11, with three calf width options
    RRP: £149.99
    H&H review: 7/10

    These boots from Dublin have a waterproof lining to keep your feet and ankles dry and a breathable nylon lining that makes them suitable for all year round. Like other Dublin boots, they include the RCS (rider comfort system) memory footbed that has a memory foam cushion layer, a padded shock-absorbing heel and arch support for the ultimate comfort. They also have a tough rubber sole and elasticated top gusset for a great fit.

    We found these boots have a snugger fit in the foot than some of the other country boots we tried. They look really smart, sturdy and softened with just a few wears. Read H&H’s independent Dublin River boots III review.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, naylors.com, gsequestrian.co.uk or ebay.co.uk

    You might also like:

    Horse & Hound magazine, out every Thursday, is packed with all the latest news and reports, as well as interviews, specials, nostalgia, vet and training advice. Find how you can enjoy the magazine delivered to your door every week, plus options to upgrade your subscription to access our online service that brings you breaking news and reports as well as other benefits.

    You may like...