A classic Alpine style country walking 7″ high boot

The Fagiano

(28 customer reviews)
£299.00 (£249.17 exc. VAT)
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60 days returns: Returns Policy
1 year warranty: Warranty Policy


About the Fagiano – Men’s Country boots

A four season workhorse, the Fagiano is testament to alpine tradition with the introduction of the latest in footwear technology.

One of the very first boots in our range, and almost unchanged since day one. The Fagiano has become a firm favourite amongst our customers, known for it’s bomb proof durability and year round versatility. Standing at 7”, the Fagiano is a mid ankle walking boot which finds itself just as at home walking through a muddy field as it does navigating the peaks of a Munroe.

Hand-crafted from our signature 2.8mm hydrophobic Italian leather, the Fagiano utilises a one piece vamp construction. Where the vamp itself is folded to make the tongue, reducing the amount of stitching for increased durability. While an internal adjustable tongue allows a tailored fit.

As a boot in our welted range, the Fagiano features a Norwegian Welted construction. A means of construction by which the vamp is doubly stitched directly onto the midsole. Followed by a shock absorbing Micro midsole and ever trustworthy Vibram Teton outsole. Both of which are fully and easily replaceable by any Vibram certified cobbler, or by simply popping them back in the post the Brandecosse HQ.

For waterproofing, the Fagiano is lined with a fully waterproof and highly breathable Sympatex H2Out lining. A membrane which is not only known for it’s performance, but a highly durable lining too. Alongside being made from 100% recycled materials.


  • Full grain 2.8mm Hydrophobic leather
  • Lined a Sympatex H2Out breathable and waterproof lining
  • Fully replaceable Vibram® lightweight Teton Outsole with double stitched Norwegian welt construction
  • Adjustable internal tongue
  • Easy tightening roller-lacing system
  • Nominal weight: 1.6kg
  • Nominal Height 7”/18cm
  • Styled in the UK hand made in Italy
  • Inspired by alpine boots


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


Further info:

  • Full grain 2.8mm Hydrophobic leather
  • Sympatex breathable and waterproof lining
  • Replaceable Vibram® Teton Outsole
  • Impact absorbing micro midsole
  • Double stitched Norwegian welt construction
  • Padded Collar
  • Adjustable internal tongue
  • Easy tightening roller-lacing system
  • Nominal weight: 1.6kg
  • Nominal Height 7”/18cm
  • Handmade 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.

28 reviews for The Fagiano

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    John Thompson

    Had these boots a month, very well made. But after wearing them for short walks, and easing into longer distances, I am still finding them hard on my feet. They have had a lot of mink oil applications in an effort to soften the leather,but my biggest criticism is the harshness of the insole. Very little padding in them.
    Dissappointed customer, after reading other reviews stating how comfortable they are.

    • Josh Trueman

      Hi John, sorry to hear you’ve found your Fagiano’s uncomfortable. Unfortunately, feet come in all different shapes and sizes and consequently from time to time a boot turns out to not be for you. I would however suggest trying a different insole which may be more suited to you. I’ll send you an email to see how we can help.


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    Tony- Northwest

    Fantastic boots, had them for about a year now and I have no complaints. Great looking boots and waterproof so feel confident in most terrains. Excellent customer experience and company that cares about its product.

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    Ed Bell (verified owner)

    Bought my Fagiano’s a few months ago and like others have waited a while to write this review. They are superb boots. Super comfortable (once broken in), grip really well, sturdy, completely waterproof. I also bought the care kit and get great satisfaction from cleaning and making them shine again! I wear them every day, and as well as being an extremely capable hiking boot they look good too. Super pleased with them 👍🏻

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    acs (verified owner)

    I would like to start by saying a massive thank you to Jane for exchanging my Fagiano boots after I returned them for what I thought was a minor issue that could be rectified. I was shocked to receive a new pair by return!
    I think it is fair to say that after walking over 125 miles in my Fagianos I love these boots, at last a pair of boots that ARE actually waterproof,
    I don’t want to go wading in them but it is nice knowing that I can splash through puddles without a soggy feeling moments later. In my experience a lot of so called waterproof boots can’t even keep your feet dry in wet grass!
    Yes, I wore thick socks and liners for most of those miles to make sure the breaking in process was a success. I am showing my age a little when I say I can remember when most leather boots had to be broken in before they were comfortable.
    Even from day 1 these were comfortable, yes they take a bit of breaking in but the end result is worth it.
    It’s worth noting that I do have wide feet for a size 7 and I was thinking they wouldn’t accommodate my flat feet, but it is true they do mould to your feet and now I am delighted with the comfortable fit of mine.
    The only downside I can see for Jane and the team is that I can see these lasting me a long time especially as I follow the aftercare instructions.
    So as much as I would like to buy another pair of their boots it may not be sooner but later!
    I highly recommend these boots as you do get what you pay for.

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    Having seen these boots being advertised in The Field and the BASC Magazine, I bought the Fagiano boots a while ago (B-stock) and have worn them today for the first time for about 3 hours walking my dogs through the village and in a very wet field. They performed well, both on the road as in the field. Although, being leather boots, they need a bit of breaking in, they were very comfortable in wearing from the start and kept my feet dry in the wet field. They look and feel good, and ooze quality. Walking my dogs every day for a couple of hours it will be interesting to see how they will fair in the long term but they look up for the challenge.

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    lbarnie166 (verified owner)

    Wow, love these boots. Had them for about five weeks now and I found them quite comfortable straight out of the box. But now I find them to be the most comfortable boots I’ve ever wore. Even though they are only just over half a centimetre wider than my old boots I find them to be a really sturdy platform and I would recommend them to anyone.

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    Dom (verified owner)

    Firstly, Brandecosse is a fantastic company to work with, from purchase to future aftercare, I always felt looked after and will look forward to my next purchase from them.
    The overall quality of the boots is great, with a decent full-grain leather upper, a sturdy stitch down construction, and of course a durable Vibrum sole. They are also the most waterproof boots I have ever owned, granted they are well waxed with the superb Brandecosse aftercare wax, and will keep my feet dry when trekking through peat bog all day. After a couple of weeks of a painful break-in (to be expected with good quality leather boots), they are incredibly comfortable and I can happily wear them all day, every day (which is do!). These boots will certainly last me a few years, and will hope to get them re-soled in a year or two.

    Unfortunately there are a couple of negative features on this boot, mostly small details which make no difference to the great performance you get from them. The first is the cheap plastic-coated split-leather tongue gussets, collar and inner tongue, a real shame for boots at this price, and really takes away from how these boots will age over their lifetime. I have had mine for around 5 months now, and a lot of the plastic coating on the tongue gussets and collar has rubbed off, exposing the poor quality split-leather which will just soak up moisture. These boots would be nearly flawless if full grain leather was used instead of plastic coated splits, as plastic coated leather just really doesn’t last very long, and at this price you would expect all full grain leather (and maybe veg tanned). A more minor negative is that there is no real heel counter, it would be nice to have a leather counter just to stop your heel wearing through the waterproof membrane.

    Overall rating-
    customer care- 11/10
    boot comfort- 9.5/10
    waterproofness- 9/10
    construction quality- 9/10
    materials- 7.5/10

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    Steven Wilson

    I bought a pair of these boots in October 2022 and have waited to wear them in until leaving a review. Simply the most sturdy, comfortable boots i have ever owned. Thoroughly waterproof whilst wearing through boggy fields and riverbanks, and they feel reassuringly solid over rough uneven ground with great ankle support. I agree entirely with the remarks of others and am so impressed I have just ordered a pair of the lighter Capriolo boot in coffee and am very much looking forward to trying them out. Great customer service too when I also arrived at the shop without prior notice, made very welcome by everyone a great product all round.

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    Nicky Hudson

    Well, I have just arrived home after a little jaunt to pick up a new pair of Fabiano boots. I just love these boots. It was lovely to catch up with Jane and meet the new members of the Brandecosse Team and the new premises look great.
    I bought my original pair of Fabiano boots three years ago and they have been worn 5 days aweek unless the weather was very cold / snow / or I knew I would be in deep mud in which case my Maria or Reno boots have made an outing. I can’t recommend the Brandecosse Boots enough – really really great quality and will take all the abuse* an active rural lifestyle can throw at them but still can come back after a good spit and polish to look smart and respectable.
    * My boots have had to cope with stables (horse muck, lots of it), farm yards and cow sheds, sheep pens and dog kennels. Trappsing up fells and crossing becks. Having horses, cows and bulls tramp on my feet and most recently being DRAGGED across a yard through slurry and mud.
    Although I now have my new boots for work my old ones are not retired – they have been left with Jane to have new soles put on and will be my yard boots at home – still a few more years left in them !!!!!
    Not only a great product by a super company to deal with. I AM A VERY HAPPY CUSTOMER

    • Jane Trueman

      Hello Nicky, Thank you for your kind words, it was good to see you again, delighteed that this time we could offer you a seat without having to move two sausage dogs of it, all still super chuffed with our new office 🙂

      I have your old faithfuls here, back from the cobblers, he has done a grand job on them. I’ll treat them to some new laces and get them back to you tomorrow. You can see they have worked well for you but in return you have looked after the leather its lovely and supple certainly years of life left in the old veterans yet.

      Don’t know what it is all of our customers are always a joy to meet and chat to, pals indeed.


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    Brought the fagiano boots and took delivery beginning of December,best boots I’ve worn,super comfortable and warm.also brought the care kit.great quality.thankyou brandecosse

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    Roger Neal (verified owner)

    I bought a pair of Rubicon wool boots a few years ago. After a quick clean and polish they look as good as new. The robust quality and comfort are so beyond any other boots that I have owned there was no choice but to replace my current fading other brand walking boots with a pair of Fagiano boots. Straight of the box I went on an eight mike hike and I was not in any way disappointed. The quality is again excellent, they are fully waterproof and are unbelievably comfortable. When my summer walking boots need replacing I will be buying a pair of Capriolos without hesitation.
    Jane is always helpful with advice on sizing.

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    stephen jennings (verified owner)

    Had mine for a couple of weeks and been wearing them daily when walking the dog.
    I have quite wide feet which makes finding well fitting boots quite difficult but these are a perfect fit. Each outing finds them moulding to my feet a little more and they are getting more comfortable each day.

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    Nigel Tingley (verified owner)

    Have had my boots for a couple of weeks now and am glad I have narrow feet as they would be uncomfortable otherwise. Very well made and started to go for walks in them straight away, so yes very pleased with the boots.

    • Jane Trueman

      Hello Nigel, thank you for letting us know you are pleased with your boots, in general our boots tend to favour a medium to wider foot as when the leather relaxes they will mould to the shape of your foot but then if you have a slender foot and there is no need for them to stretch then they will just work with the shape of your foot. Delighted you are pleased with them. Kindest regards Jane

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    Michael Rowe (verified owner)

    Boots arrived today and I’m delighted with them .very high quality and extremely comfortable .As I always say buy cheep buy twice .I’m looking forward to years of good service. Thanking you Mick

    • Jane Trueman

      Thank you Mick, always good to hear, have a good winter Best Jane

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    Oliver (verified owner)

    Nicely made boots and good customer service from Josh. Many thanks, Oliver

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    Roger Boxall

    Love the Fagiano boots worn them three times no blisters. Bring on the shooting season.
    Great service from Jane. I will recommend them to my friends.

    • Jane Trueman

      Thank you Roger, delighted you are pleased with them. Kindest regards Jane

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    Mark Leese

    Hello Jane,

    Sorry we are a bit late doing our review, my husband is so thrilled with his Fabiano boots purchased from you a few months ago. They are the most comfortable boots he has ever had. Extremely pleased with them, and would certainly buy another pair. The build quality and stitching is exemplary, thanks for all your friendly help, it was a pleasure doing business with you.

    • Jane Trueman

      Hi Jane and Mark, Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us, kind of you. Delighted Mark is pleased with the Fagiano’s we never tire of being chuffed to hear they have been received well. Kindest regards Jane

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    Paul Sawyer

    Absolutely fantastic. I cannot believe how comfortable they are straight from the box. I can fully endorse the comments above that you can wear them all day and to think they will get even better with age. Initially they appear expensive but when they arrive you quickly realise these are actually very good value and will outlive cheaper alternatives. Add these to my previously purchased Arno’s and I am now set for life. At 53 I doubt I will need to replace them, which is sad because they are (Jane) lovely people do deal with. Thank you ‘what a find’

    • Jane Trueman

      Awh! Paul so good to read, always chuffed to hear how you are getting on with your boots, they know to look after you. Thank you for your kind words. Jane

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    Philip Clements

    Hello Jane , Received Fagiano\s Thursday they will be ideal for bank fishing , and walking in the Queens Great Park Windsor . all the best Phil Clements .

    • Jane Trueman

      Hello Philip, thank you for your note, what a nice life those Fagiano’s will have, they know to look after you. Kindest regards Jane

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    Allan Bamling

    Hi Jane after our resent contact I have no hesitation about the quality of these boots I have two pairs full length and ankle, I can not speak more highly about this product it’s like wearing slippers ,they will probably out see me haha thanks Jane you’ll never walk alone ?

    • Jane Trueman

      Keep going Allan those boots want a good long life 🙂 Proud of our boots, just the best thing to get good reports back on their performance. Thank you for taking the time for this review a huge treat for us every time. Best Jane

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    nicky hudson

    A fabulous boot. I bought my pair over a year ago now and have worn them from the day after purchase all day at least 4 days a week all day. I am hard on boots, but these have excelled all expectations !!! Comfortable from day one and great all year round. A great product and a great company. !!!

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    I bought a pair of Reno’s last year and they have certainly done me right through the winter, cosy and comfy every day, looking at the Spring now and have just ordered Fagiano for my summer boot – feel confident with this company. Barbara Yorkshire

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    Greedy I know but I got a pair of these last year and I find they are the only boot that I can wear all day long and still feel comfortable, I have just bought two further pair, one to wear while the others are drying and a pair packed away just in case, god forbid I loose a pair. Elsie Feb 2016 – Norfolk

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    Received my boots today. They are beautifully made from premier materials, and fit as though they have been hand made. Every detail is immaculate,
    from the stitching to the laces. A really high quality product with no short cuts taken, and what you see in the product photographs is what you get.
    Tim – Lancashire

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    I spend a lot of time working my dogs and have had difficulty finding a good boot that will keep me comfortable all day. I came across these last year, luckily I take a UK7 so I didn’t have to wait for smaller sizes. All I can say is they work for me so much so I bought two more pairs one to wear if the first pair needed to dry out after a long day and a third simply in reserve just in case I loose a pair, as I can not be without them. I don’t usually get around to writing reviews but these boots are very good, they allow me to do what I love to do. Mary

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    After buying a pair of these wonderful boots, I wore them for a solid week and a bit at the Gamekeepers fair at Caton Park. On average I walk around
    20-25 miles as I help set up and run the show, wearing thes
    e boots, my feet felt like they were walking on air. The greatest part about them,
    it took less than a day to break them in and I didn’t have to wear thick socks, just normal socks were adequate enough. I personally recommend these
    boots for anyone who wants a good all round boot. Paul

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    Thank you Mark for discussing my sizing, my boots arrived this morning and they straight away felt comfortable, I have beenout with the dogs and still
    have them on. An excellent boot – thank you James from Edinburgh

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    Many thanks, I received my boots last week having seen them advertised in The Field, the photography in the advert is spot on they are exactly as you
    see, quite a beautiful thing. I have worn them over the weekend out training with my dogs and am more than pleased, will certainly recommend them to
    my friends. Jack – Wales

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