These ghillie brogues are the upper end of our range and are a fully featured, executive grade shoe. They feature:
- Genuine leather uppers
- Cemented and stitched leather soles
- Poron shock absorber insoles for maximum comfort and anti-stress through the lower limb joints
- Padded ankle area for added comfort
- Steel quarter tip on heel for maximum durability
- Fully leather lined with kip lining
- Comes in wide sizes
- Made in the UK
ReviewsAdd Your Review
- Wonderful Service Mike2
Quality Price ValueGreat shoes exactly what I needed and I got my order in 3 days. Ordered on Friday evening and got them on Monday afternoon. I could not be more pleased. (Posted on 5/22/2016)
- Well Made! Scot Cop
Price Value QualityGreat shoe, well constructed. I normally wear an 11.5 W (5E) and the "wide" was a bit snug but was able to be stretched perfectly. Fast shipping and excellent service as always. (Posted on 3/7/2016)
- Outstanding Ken
Price Value QualityThese shoes fit OK. I was worried they wouldn't as the UK deals in different measurements. The shoes look nice and add to the authenticity of the overall appearance. The only drawback is there are no treads on the souls of the shoes, they are slick and I had to put non slip stick on pads on the souls, but we'll worth it. Their appearance is perfect ! (Posted on 1/13/2016)
- Great Ghillies Scotchran
Quality Price ValueGreat looking shoe. I got a 1/2 size larger than my normal size and they fit well with kilt hose. The best Ghillie Brogues I have ever owned. (Posted on 5/7/2015)
- Glenfinnan's Dugwood
Value Quality PriceI recently received my Glenfinnan Ghillies. Pricey, yes, but since they came in a wide size the cost was well worth it. Comfortable from the first parade step off! Forgot I had them on. The service I received from USA Kilts was superlative. They will be my first stop for all future additions to my kit! (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Worth the price. Scott
Price Value QualityGlenfinnan Ghillie Brogues are a little expensive, but I was not disappointed in the product. My order arrived within a few days. A comfortable fit from high quality materials. I have nothing negative to say. I recommend this product. It is worth the price. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Great look Mike
Quality Price Valuebreaking them in now. great looking shoes (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Quality Shoes for a Thrifty Kilt-Wearer Shoe Person
Value Quality PriceFirstly, while these shoes are nowhere near as good as a pair of Allen Edmonds, Aldens, or Crockett and Jones, they cost nowhere near as much. One would do well to manage one's expectations accordingly.
That said, they are well-made (welt construction, leather lining), come in wide widths (could stand to be a tad wider), and are easy to properly polish ("properly" here referring to producing a mirror finish). The only problem I have is that the leather seems to have been altered, either through use of a heated roller or a laquer-like compound... not a huge issue, as they absorb all of the leather care products I use.
Overall, these are probably the best ghillie brogues that one could purchase without consulting a cordwainer (which would cost upwards of 2,000 USD, putting them above the price point of 99.9% of the population). (Posted on 10/14/2014)
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As the highlands of Scotland have a plethora of rainy days and bogs and rivers to trek through, the highlanders living there needed footwear appropriate for the climate. Out of necessity was born the Ghillie Brogue.
The ghillie brogue started out as a shoe that would allow water to drain quickly. They have a pattern of holes (similar to ‘wing tips’) and do not have tongues. This is to give water a way to escape while they walked. They also have laces which wrap around the leg. This is so the wearer’s shoe won’t get stuck in the mud while walking.
Tying Ghillie Brogues - While there are a few different ways to tie them, this is the way we find the best:
1. Put on the shoes and pull the laces tight.
2. While pulling them taut and holding them near the ends, twist the laces around each other 4 times, clockwise.
3. Pull the laces straight out to each side (one in either direction) to make a small, 1” high ‘column’ of twists right above the top of the shoe.
4. Next pass the laces behind your leg in opposite directions so that they cross in the back, about 2” to 3” up from the top of the heel of the shoe (around your Achilles). Make half knot in back and tighten it.
5. Bring the laces around to the front, about 4” to 5” above the top of the shoe. Make a half knot and tie the shoes (make “bunny ears”). I highly recommend double knotting the shoes to keep them from coming undone.
If you're not going to remember how to do this later, we suggest printing out this page and keeping it in the box with your shoes until you can do it from memory.
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