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Old 13 February 2016, 13:30   #1
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Brasher Country Master - RIP

Some of you will know that Brasher footware were taken over by Berghaus a while back and promptly wound down. I was a longtime fan of the Brasher Country Master shoe - a supremely comfortable, sensible (although some might say staid) country gents shoe. I must have had four pairs over eight years or so and wore them whenever I wasn't at work (sometimes at work too ).
They were discontinued about a year ago and stocks have now finally run out.

RIP Country Masters - my "dogs" will miss you!

Anyone got a replacement?

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Old 13 February 2016, 13:32   #2
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Good job I've a spare pair of Hillmasters in the loft waiting for me then
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Anyone got a replacement?
Anything other than those pipe smoker's brothel creepers!!

Try La Sportiva, Scarpa , Garmont or Asolo.
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Brasher Country Master - RIP

I can't see past Hoggs of Fife, you WON'T wear through their stuff, I use their brogues and boots.

The "Dee" looks a close match.

https://www.fifecountry.co.uk/footwear/mens

Sorry, picture is of the "Shepherd" boot.
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I like the Haglofs approach shoe for dog walking
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Cheers Alan - a USEFUL reply!
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For many years .. I was a big fan of Brasher boots for clambering the hills ..they were comfortable from day one so didn’t require walking in. But if I am honest.. once they stopped making them in the UK ..long before the Berghaus buy out ..the quality had gone downhill. The stitching rotted quickly and leather cracked across the toes within a year of use.

So personally ... Im delighted to see Berghaus are now producing the Hillmaster II range ..in the hope they return to the original quality of the Brasher boots. There are still plenty Brasher boots for sale in places like Go Outdoors..but I wouldn’t waste my money on them anyhoo ..the last two pairs I had were very disappointing compared to Brasher of old.

As Bobby Dylan sang.. Better start swimming or sink like a stone..cos the times they are a changing ...or that other old song by Nancy Sinatra "Berghaus boots are made for walking "
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I was a big fan of Brasher boots for clambering the hills ..
I had a pair once - comfortable from the get go as you say but no-where near boot enough for the conditions in the west of Ireland - too low and not near waterproof!

But the shoes! Oh boy, 'twas like walking on air...
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Yup..even their boots were like walking on air..but lets face it..Brasher had gone to the dogs... Berghaus make decent stuff..I hope. .cos thats my next purchase.

I cant recommend wearing shoes where I tread in winter anyhoo.. I had to carry the last person I met wearing shoes on the hill..off it.. they bravely tried to stop themselves slipping down the mountain.. you can see their finger nail marks where they fell... and started slipping downhill ... in my photo



That boot in the photo is a Brasher boot with spikes added ..and at only 6 months old.. ready for the bin soon...but at least they get me safely off the hills... I do long for Brasher of old... but not the last few years rubbish.
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