Our Endrick model ghillie brogues are for our budget minded customer or for someone who just wants a good quality pair of brogues at a fair price. These shoes feature:
- Genuine leather uppers
- Rubber soles
- Padded insoles
- Made in the UK
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- Awesome shoes Mr Bill
Price Value QualityI ordered these shoes and wanted good quality with comfortable fit. I received these in about 3 days. I normally wear a size 11 US dress shoe in medium so ordered these based on that. I received the correct shoes and the length was great but they are tight around the mid foot. Walked around in my living room with them for 20 minutes to loosen them up but they were still too tight.
Called the staff at USA Kilts and spoke about an exchange. 5 days later I had my new shoes a half size larger and they fit great.
My recommendation is to order a half size larger than you normally wear. These now are extremely comfortable and the staff at USA Kilts help guide me. They are perfect. (Posted on 8/10/2020)
- Get on your dancing shoes Bizkitz
Value Quality PriceThe Ghillie Brogues are a fine quality product! They look great, and are nicely constructed! I would definitely order them a full size larger than your typical shoe. I usually wear a 9.5 or a 10 (American shoe size). I ordered a 10 (American size), but those were really tight. My kilt socks (hose) are fairly thick, so I returned the 10s for a pair of 11s. The 11s are a touch too big, but not so big that I cannot wear them by tightening up the laces a bit. In fact, I wore them to my daughter's wedding with no problems. They were very comfortable!
If I had to make one critique, I would say the laces could be a bit longer. I'd never worn these before, and I searched online for lace tying procedures / videos wearing Ghillie Brogues. Using the most common technique, I barely had enough length to tie them in front about 5 or so inches up the shin as demonstrated in the YouTube videos. I have no idea what the typical lace length is, so these may be perfectly consistent with the industry standard. I could just use a little more length.
USA Kilts personnel were great - very responsive and helpful! (Posted on 7/3/2020)
- Quick service Ralph
Quality Price ValueProduct was as advertised and a good price, quick shipping (Posted on 5/29/2020)
- Overall very well made jj
Price Value QualityThere is a little issue of the bridge of the shoe being a little tight, Breaking in may resolve this. other than that they are very well constructed, and should last for a long time (Posted on 3/30/2020)
- Parade Ready Akostyak
Price Value QualityThe staff at USA Kilts were wonderful! After trying several places to find a pair of Ghillies Brogues, I was told about USA Kilts. I ordered two pairs but needed to visit the store. An easy ride and I found the right size! They also have all the other uniform supplies! Thank you! (Posted on 2/16/2020)
- Excellent Oscrap
Price Value QualityMy husband has been wanting these for ages but was worried they wouldn’t work with his orthotics. They do and he is so pleased! (Posted on 1/1/2020)
- Terrific Oscrap
Price Value QualityFirst time brogue owner and love these! They can be a bit snug but they stretch which is nice. Customer service is absolutely excellent!! (Posted on 12/31/2019)
- Awesome! oscrap
Price Value QualityThese ghillies are very nice. As my first pair I was unsure of sizing and comfort. I called and spoke with Lucas who was able to not only recommend these shoes but also size me correctly. Ended up buying 3 pairs-one for each of my family members who are pipers and snare drummers in a pipe and drum band. Can't recommend USA Kilts enough! (Posted on 12/31/2019)
- Ghillie Brougues Tommy
Quality Price ValueVery comfortable. Tried them on with different hose types and thickness. Shoes fit well. Right now, just breaking them in by wearing around the house for a bit...have a parade in early August and I feeling they will do me well! (Posted on 7/19/2019)
- Great shoes Daave B
Value Quality PriceI had to order shoes two weeks before a parade. I wanted a synthetic sole as leather is too slippery for a drum major; so I chose the Endrick.
USA Kilts got them to me quickly so I could wear them inside for a week, and then break them in marching for a week before the parade. After about five miles around the neighborhood, the leather was loosening up enough that they were comfortable, The heel takes longer to break in so I do recommend moleskin on both heels for the first few parades. The first parade went off without a complaint so I would recommend these ghillies to others.
The leather seems of good quality and takes a nice shine. The padding is good around most of the top but could be a little thicker at the heel. But I can't complain about the fit (my shoe size worked perfectly) and the price is a bargain. (Posted on 7/5/2019)
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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.