Crockett and Jones is a very well-known manufacturer of footwear providing the market with high grade footwear since 1879. But have they become overpriced? The Crockett and Jones Coniston is a lovely high ankle straight toe cap boot. However, a pair of Conistons will set you back £430.00, are they worth the money? We will compare the Coniston with our De Winter Rockingham, a similar in design high ankle toe cap lace boot.
What do you get with the Coniston?
The Coniston in dark brown rough-out suede is entirely made in England, fully leather lined, high ankle toe-cap boot. Made on the 325 last that provides a medium round toe. This boot has 4 eyelets and 4 ski hooks, so you can be comfortable in the knowledge they will provide a good grip on the foot. All Conistons either have have Goodyear welted Dainite rubber soles or commando rubber soles and a storm welt for added weather resistant properties.
What do you get with the Rockingham?
The similar in style Rockingham in chocolate waxed suede is fully leather lined with a premium suede leather and entirely made in England. Our waxed suede is similar to Crockket and Jones’ rough-out suede. Made on our Hurst last which provides an elegant toe shape. The Rockingham has 6 eyelets and 3 ski hooks, so again you can be assured these will provide a great grip on your foot. All our Rockinghams have Goodyear welted rubber soles made by the Itshide factory, founded in 1863, that are as equally hard wearing as a Dainite sole. The Rockingham does not feature a storm welt which makes it a little more refined. The leather is steeped in oils and waxes for added durability and weather resistant properties, also ensuring the boot looks better as it weathers.
Why choose the Rockingham over the Coniston?
It’s quite simple really. Both these boots are a fantastic quality and will last you a lifetime. However, one is priced at £430.00 and the other at £231.00. Perhaps, with Crockett and Jones footwear, you’re really paying rather a premium for the name.