9″ High Walking Boot with Sympatex Lining

The Brontolare

(16 customer reviews)
£319.00 (£265.83 exc. VAT)
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About the Brontolare – Mid-ankle walking boots

The Brontolare 9” is the mid-ankle boot choice in our Norwegian Welted range. With a full grain leather 9” upper, the Brontolare hits a perfect balance between wearability and protection. Offering high levels of ankle support for tackling uneven terrain with heavy loads or all day comfort on a chilly day in the field. Versatility is the name of the game with the Brontolare 9” walking boot.

Hand-made in the Italian Dolomites, the Brontolare has a strong heritage as an alpine walking boot. Utilising only the finest 2.8mm full grain hydrophobic leather forming a classic one piece vamp for unrivalled support and longevity. Making for the ideal option for everyday walking, hill walks and long-distance paths and trails year after year.

Comprising a classic double stitched Norwegian welted outsole construction. Which is not only well known for its durability and lightweight nature, but also provides a wider platform for increased stability. Alongside the ability to fully re-sole your walking boots. AVibram® Teton paired with a shock-absorbing PU midsole offer offers high levels of traction, comfort and performance across varied terrain in all weather conditions. All in all, these country boots feel lighter on the foot than many other boots of its stature. While ensuring the level of performance and longevity expected from a Brandecosse boot.

Internally, a fully waterproof and optimally breathable Sympatex® H2Out lining ensures reliable waterproofing and breathability to keep you comfortable in challenging conditions.


  •   Full grain 2.8mm hydrophobic leather
  •   Single piece vamp
  •   Sympatex® H2Out breathable and waterproof lining
  •   Norwegian welt construction
  •   Fully replaceable Vibram® Teton Outsole with shock absorbing midsole
  •   Fully-cushioned leather lined collar
  •   Easy tightening roller-lacing system
  • 1 year manufacturers warranty



  • Walking boots
  • Hiking boots
  • Trekking boots
  • Foraging boots
  • Country boots
  • Thru-hiking boots
  • Hiking boots
  • Hunting boots
  • Shooting boots


Further info

  • Hydrophobic leather
  • Sympatex H2Out Breathable and Waterproof Lining
  • Alpine welt construction with Vibram Teton Sole
  • High fully-cushioned collar.
  • Impact absorbing Pu footbed
  • Easy tightening roller-lacing system
  • Nominal Weight 2.0kg
  • Nominal Height 9”/23cm
  • As with all of our boots they are styled in the UK and hand made in Italy

Size Guide

To see all size variations, scroll left/right in the size guide table below:
Euro SizeUK SizeUS MensUS Ladies
Size A37456
Size B38567
Size C39677.5
Size D406.57.58
Size E41789
Size F428910
Size G4391011
Size H441010.5
Size 454510.511
Size 46461112
Size 47471213
Size 48481314

Delivery & Returns

Size Exchange

It can often be hard picking out the right size for you while shopping online. However we have done our best to put the most accurate UK size to our boots, as they are all made on European lasts.

When you receive your boots, put on your usual boot sock and wear your boots around the house. If you think a different size would be best for you, we are always more than happy to swap them out for a better size. Simply get in touch with the Brandecosse team and we will arrange this for you. Once you have returned your boots, we will ship a replacement pair free of charge.

Boots must be returned in their original packaging and include a completed returns form. Download our returns form.
If you do not have a printer, please include a note inside the box detailing the below;
- Name
- Address
- Order Number
- Reason for return

To return your product, you should mail your product to: Brandecosse Ltd, The Old Bank, 12 Main Street, St Johns Town of Dalry, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 3UW.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you may vary.

If you are returning more expensive items, you may consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.


Shipping Locations:

Brandecosse Ltd offers free delivery to locations in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man on any order over £100. For all other delivery destinations, carriage will be added as per the location selected at the checkout. We will ship internationally however only offer free delivery for select locations.

EU orders

Minimum order value of €150 for all EU member states.

Customers Service:

if you need help in any way please contact customer service using the following:

UK Telephone Enquiries Telephone: 01644 430151
International Enquiries Telephone: 0044 1644 430151
Email: [email protected]

Office hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, UK Time.

Refund Policy

Refunds/Returns/Warranty Claims and Exchanges.

If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase from Brandecosse, you may return it to us by completing the Returns Slip enclosed in with your order within 14 days under The Consumer Contracts (information, Cancellation & Additional Charges) Regs 2013 (Distance Contracts). The 14 days starting the day after the day on which the last of the goods come into the physical possession of the consumer or the person that they ask you to deliver the goods. Returned good must be in an unworn and saleable condition for a refund or exchange. Thus meaning, we cannot refund any boots which have been worn outside. Cost of this return to Brandecosse Ltd will be borne by the customer but we will happily send the correct size replacements without additional carriage charges. Please be careful to return the goods in their original box or packaging and we reserve the right to refuse refunds where goods are not returned in a saleable condition. Thank you for your custom.

Warranty Claims

All our boots come with a 12 month manufacturers warranty, which is in place from the moment your boots are delivered. If for any reason you believe your boots have a manufacturer default, please get in touch with the Brandecosse team. We will then request that your boots are sent back for inspection, which will allow us to make a decision on your warranty claim.

We WILL NOT inspect any boot which are sent back in a dirty condition. Boots should be washed down before sending out. We reserve the right to return any pair of boot which are send back in a dirty condition.

Additional non-returnable items:

  • Gift cards

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.

If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

Late or missing refunds

If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.

Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.

Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.

If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at [email protected]

Contact us at [email protected] for questions related to refunds and returns.


    16 reviews for The Brontolare

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      I’ve only had these for a few days but I’ve done sustained walking in them straight aways of up to 2hrs at a time, they fit perfectly, they don’t seem to need breaking in and are comfortable straight from the box.
      I’ve been having hip pain and these seem to have resolved that in just a few days wearing.
      They are a beautiful boot, there’s no stitching at the locations that I usually break them when I’m squatting down to work with puppies and smaller dogs. From a dog trainers perspective I feel like the leather is thick enough to add some bite protection, hopefully I won’t test that out! But it’s beautiful leather.
      These will be worn daily into the winter so the test will come but I really impressed with the craftsmanship that I can see here and I have faith in them already!
      Hope to pick up a pair of the lighter suede shoes some time in the future, they look really comfortable.

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      Richard Macnair

      Cracking boots. My feet are dry, warm and comfortable in all conditions. They just better and better as you wear them and wax them. It’s a long way off, but it’s also brilliant that they will be economically resolvable when they need it.

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      Tony Stevens

      I have a question. All my boots wear out on the heels and the uppers are still perfect . Can they be repaired

      • Jane Trueman

        Hello Tony, sorry for not getting back earlier, boots have been flyin out. All of our boots can be resoled, a good cobbler who stocks Vibram soles will be able to do this for you or if you can not find a local cobbler pop them back and we will get it done for you, cost about £40.00. Saying that the Vibram sole will take some getting through and important to look after the uppers to keep them supple but never an issue with resoling them. Best Jane

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      James Humphrey (verified owner)

      I had already bought and returned two pairs of boots from other manufacturers that were both meant to accommodate my wide feet that have been experiencing neuropathy symptoms (toes which feel like they have been plugged into national grid).

      After multiple emails and/or calls with Jane & Mark who went out of their way to provide assistance, and even sent two different pairs of boots in different sizes to see which would fit me best. This even included checking internal measurements across the broadest part of the foot.

      Fast forward through a month of dog walks during lockdown and a number of days shooting, picking up & beating in Dorset, Kent & East Sussex, I can only delight in a truly wonderful product. I have never had any of the problems I experienced with wellies and marvel at the comfort they provide across very wet & muddy terrain.

      I love the Brontolare 9″ boots and look after them to make sure they will do a job for a long time to come. Great 5 star service with a fabulous product. I am really chuffed with my very comfortable boots and delighted I found a great firm to sell them.

      Best wishes for the future. I am sure that I will be back for more boots in the future.

      • Jane Trueman

        Hello James, thank you for that, good of you and delighted we got there, keep in touch, so good to hear. Best Jane

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      Sidney Conibere

      Hi Jane had my boots for Christmas and have worn them four times so far, buying the next size up has been fine I just wear an extra pair of socks. I haven’t had any problems and have worn them straight from the box,a good fit and warm and dry. Thank you the size advice when I spoke to you before Christmas,many thanks Sid

      • Jane Trueman

        Hello Sidney,

        Thank you for your note, good to hear those Brontolare’s are looking after you. Kindest regards Jane

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      Bought a pair of these at the start of the season and I have to say they are the best boots I’ve ever owned. Given I wearing them the whole day, trudging through heather, streams, bracken and boggy fields, they stay warm, completely dry and totally comfortable. At the end of the day they easily wash down and buff up with leather balm ready for the next weekend. Brilliant and superb value, plus Jane is a star to deal with.

      • Jane Trueman

        Awh! Clive, how nice of you, thank you so much. Those boots sound as if they are having the life we designed them for, good of you to drop us a review. Kindest regards Jane

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      Graeme Watling

      I pickup and stand on peg on a lot of days in the season and found the Brontolare boots
      the best I’ve ever owned. Unless it’s 6” water
      wellies stay at home !
      Excellent service from Jane and the company
      second year tough use still look new with a bit of care

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      Mr A Parker

      My Diemme Brontolare boots with welted”low profile” sole, niche footprint with generous toe room and superb ankle support enable my continued participation in country sports. In short they are the best boots I have ever owned, and I have had em all! A Parker

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      Geoff (verified owner)

      Received these boots two weeks ago..Worn straight out of the box and around ten miles first day..Not once did they feel new and stiff..Had them two weeks now and they are worn seven days a week and have been tested in all sorts of terrain and weather…Not once got the inside wet and they have been through some wet fields, woods and ditches..A very comfortable boot.. I will be beating in them and confident they will do the job of keep my feet dry and supported..Thanks

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      Sean M. FitzGerald Lincoln

      I’ve just received a pair of Brontolare boots after taking advice from Jane, absolutely stunningly made, comfortable and didn’t need to be broken in,
      perfect fit from the off. Only thing left to say “If Carlsberg made slippers” Sean M. FitzGerald Lincoln.

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      Just ordered a second pair as got my first last year, they are the perfect boots for me, wanted a second pair so on really wet days one pair can dry
      out whilst I am wearing the other. I would offer my recommendation for these boots they are the best boots I have owned. Ross

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      I have only given Brandecosse four stars as I really wanted these boots last year but they have only recently started ladies sizes so I had to wait, saying that I am more than pleased with them, oddly they didn’t take any time to wear in, comfortable straight away. Jean from Derby

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      I am cursed with both wide calves and diminutive stature and find high boots only accentuate these characteristics! However when I tried on these boots at the Scottish Game Fair I was delighted as they were the perfect fit and I look gorgeous in them. Many thanks to Jane and her team as they provided me with true attentive service. Tamsin – Angus

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      With a large calf getting a good boot has been difficult, these are quite generous, seem to even slim my legs a little. Only gave them four stars as they have been out of stock for a while and I had to wait. Elaine – Cornwall

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      I was a little worried about buying an expensive item online so called the office and spoke to Jane for advice on sizing, excellent service, the boots
      arrived the following day. The quality is just outstanding. Alexander – Fife

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      I saw these boots at The Scottish Game Fair this year, I was most impressed with the quality of the workmanship but made myself check out the other
      stands to see what else was on the market. No other brands stood up to these at the show and quite lot of choice out there, I returned and purchased
      a pair of Brontolare. I have been breaking them in over the past weeks with their first proper day out tomorrow with Grouse up in Scotland – more
      than impressed with them and the service I got. William Oxford

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