These ghillie brogues are the perfect shoe for bagpipers and drummers who march in parades or for those who put a lot of miles on their shoes and want a 'non slip' sole. They feature:
- Genuine leather uppers
- Extra thick rubber leather soles, perfect for marching in parades
- 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
- Made in the UK.
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- Fantastic shoes Brandon
Quality Price ValueVery comfortable shoes, even when wearing them for hours on end. Very quick shipping. (Posted on 3/16/2016)
- Damn! these are the best! Paddy
Quality Price ValueYou will love these!!!!!!! (Posted on 3/16/2016)
- Fast Delivery Mark
Value Quality PriceThe shoes fit size to size ( order as you would any shoe). Shoes and kilt pin came very fast. Will definitely order from you again (Posted on 3/14/2016)
- Value and comfort TMeredithN
Price Value QualityShipping was quick and I wore these for a full evening at our local Burns dinner. I was on my feet most of the night and was comfortable all evening. (Posted on 2/10/2016)
- Great Price Drew
Quality Price ValueThese ghillies are very comfortable. I haven't found a better price than this. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
- Nice Job. Fast Delivery- Product was accurate Bagpipeplayers.com
Value Quality PriceI will be doing more business with this company. They are fast to get the phone, fast to deliver and carry quality choices. My brogues are better than any I have had for example.
Harry (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.