We were recently sent a pair of the Samuel Windsor Prestige Country Boots for my OH to review and they couldn’t have come at a better time weather wise as the cold chill has already started. Samuel Windsor have an extensive range of Menswear not only footwear and they pride themselves of providing tailored quality pieces at great prices. As my OH wears smart predominantly black shoes for work, he has been looking for some classic styled footwear like the Prestige Boots to wear casually when he is at home.
After we had ordered the style of boot that was the most suitable they were delivered quickly (within 2 days) and securely and once we opened up the box there was that wonderful authentic scent of real leather. The boots themselves were very well protected and wrapped within the box and they arrived in excellent new condition ready to wear. Unfortunately the size we chose was too big for my OH (he is a 7.5 but these came up too big) so we arranged to return them for a half size smaller. I would say that the boots do size very generously in width and length so If you are buying online I would recommend you try a half size smaller than your usual size to get a good true fit. I must point out that this was the only downside to the boots and although inconvenient initially to return the boots, the second replacement pair arrived very quickly and were a perfect fit.
The brogue style of the boot paired with the smart casual look really appealed to my OH, and the comfort of the boot is always an essential feature to eliminate the worry of blisters and sore feet, and my OH wore them during a busy weekend of shopping and a long walk around a local country park. I’m happy to say that there were no blisters! He found the boots very comfortable and what he liked was the versatility of the style of boot, they look causal enough to wear with jeans but smart enough to wear in a more formal occasion and the little details on the boot really make them stand out.
The footwear from Samuel Windsor are all hand made giving a unique and individual look to each pair as although they are similar no two pairs will be identical. The attention to detail and the high quality of the boots were instantly noticeable when the box was opened and they have fast become one of my OH’s favourite pair of boots to wear. So much so in fact that he is already selecting which pair to buy next.
A little more about the boots themselves, the handmade leather upper is Italian leather the boots come laced with an additional pair of laces added within the box which is very useful, the sizes are from 5 to 14 with half sizes available. They are leather lined and have a very durable rubber sole as I have said my OH found them very comfortable to wear and after two weeks of wearing them they are even more comfortable. Quite often with leather footwear the comfort improves with each use and with these handcrafted boots it is very much the same.
It takes a lot to impress my OH as he is quite picky about his footwear and his opinion of the boots was very positive, for both the style and comfort and he is really keen to add to his collection with some more items of their handcrafted range of footwear, and the beauty is they do have footwear for all occasions which is ideal for him to add to his workwear and casual footwear.