*EDWARD GREEN for Holland & Holland, VELDTSCHOEN Officer’s Field Boot: 42.5D
Size: 42-42.5 [US.9-9.5] [UK 8-8.5]
Styles: All Weather, Boots/Stiefel, Collectors Shoes/Object d'Art, Militaria, Rubber Soled, Veldtschoen
Holland & Holland
Officer’s Zug Grain Veldtschoen Derby Field Boot
This is similar to Edward Green’s Medway Boot, built on the same earlier “64” boot last and, in the tradition of such boots, unlined except for the addition of improved reinforcement at the top of the shaft of the boot, specifically for Holland & Holland’s more stringent requirement.
Veldtschoen construction, distinguished by the hide being turned out at the welt, probably originated in the 16th century, while British patents for the type first appear in the 19th century. The term itself comes from the Afrikaans and the Boer War. It is believed that the Dutch originally imported the technique to South Africa. Finally, it was in the First World War that the type of construction became widely known and it has always since been associated with the most robust of militart footwear. .
Holland & Holland, established in 1835 has been England’s premier Bespoke Gun Maker for almost two centuries and presents a line of hunting and hiking clothing from the finest manufacturers. The film, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, features two of their guns, a double barreled shotgun and the famous “Paradox” shot gun with a short run of rifling at the muzzle. To read of Holland & Holland’s long and fascinating history go to: http://hollandandholland.com/about/our-history/
In short, this is a extraordinarily well made boot by a fine English shoemaker and brings with it great tradition. A prize for the collector and a godsend in the outback. Prices for the ordinary Medway boot (not the improved Holland & Holland version) are GB Pounds 1235, USD 1570 or Euro 1235 plus applicable taxes.
Size Details:42.5E Continental......9.5E US.....8.5F UK, for the medium to somewhat wider foot, and will accommodate a heavier sock comfortably.
The original Dainite Rubber sole has been replaced with a superior Swiss "Vitamen" sole and not worn since. "Builtright" heels. This is a boot to serve you for your lifetime. Sold without trees.