Ghillie Brogues Cont’d

Over the years I have been hot and cold about ghille brogue shoes. Some companies offer a shoe that is nothing more than a novelty and an a front to those of us that want to offer you a quality product. I have , over the years, first tried the shoe before we offer it to you. Currently we are offering a medium quality shoe that offers a good value. I am honest about this , and we can get you a premium quality shoe , but no one takes me up on it , as they are double the price. It stands to reason that if a good dress shoe price starts at nearly three-hundred dollars, then a specialty shoe of the same quality will cost more. No one has yet taken me up on the three hundred dollar ghillie brogue. Two reasons, first is that price and second is that a true dress shoe has a leather sole. Most of our sales these days are pipers, drummers and others that march or are on their feet a great deal. The high end shoe companies simply do not offer a rubber sole. So we offer the best shoe we know of that does what people;e want it to do. The Marching Brogue has by far been our most popular shoe. The “Doc Martin” like sole is a good enough reason to be drawn to this shoe. Avriel, the distributor for this shoe gave us an opportunity to off our customers an upgrade called the Orthotic that offers an improved insole with firmer arch and is removable. An ideal shoe for those that march and diabetics that wear the kilt. As , is my duty to wear what we sell to evaluate the product, and to report to you what you can expect from the product, good and bad. I am currently trying out those new Orthotic shoes. I have a about a half dozen wears of mixed weather including some pretty hearty rain. Walking in Oregon requires a rubber sole shoe, as leather takes far to much of a beating. One of the main reasons I picked this shoe was the rubber sole , to keep my dress leather sole shoes nice. The rubber sole is as advertised , nice and cushioned and gives you a comfortable walk. The surprise come from the Orthotic sole. Wow, what a comfortable shoe. The full leather upper seems to be wearing well, and my next project will be to shine these and see how they take shoe wax, that and to keep the leather flexible, or supple as they say. Whoever they are? We offer the Avriel shoe line in six separate shoes and soles. The point being, you get what you pay for. Our low-line shoes in both leather a rubber sole is for the guy that wears his shoes one a year to the Burns Dinner. The Marching Brogue rubber sole, and the Premium Dress Leather shoe are exactly that, an excellent shoe for bit more money. We also offer the Ultimate Marching for those busy Pipe Bands, the issue with these and the Military shoe is that they have a metal heal cleat that is for outdoor use only.

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