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Ghillie Brogues (Leather w/ Leather Sole) Black


Product Description

This is our premium quality ghillie brogues. All leather shoes in the Scottish style with lace up laces and tassles included. These come in 1/2 sizes in medium width.  You will not find a better quality ghillie than these.  Note:  The heel has a metal tip that is covered by a thin rubber film which will wear off in the first wearing.  This is normal, and allows to the metal heel cleat to make a clicking sound while walking which is the traditional way of making Scottish ghillies.  It also increases the lifespan of your sole.

Order your American Size & we will ship the British equivalent.  (i.e. if you order an American 10 we will send a size 9).

Note: If you are ordering for a lady, we highly recommend placing your order by phone.  If you are a lady and really want to order ghillies online, then we recommend that you deduct 2 1/2 sizes from your ladies size and order that size.  We'd appreciate a comment during checkout that you have done this, otherwise we will call you. For example, if you wear a ladies 9 1/2 you would order a size 7.

Important Note:  Please try on for size while walking on carpet.  Unfortunately, we cannot exchange shoes that show signs of wear.  Shoes worn for any purpose other than initial trying on for size, while on carpet, cannot be exchanged.

  Take a look at our video demonstrating how to tie your ghillie brogues:

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  1. Good Brogues but Beware

    Posted by Michael on 6th Jan 2019

    Overall, these are good quality brogues, especially at this price point. First the pros:

    Overall construction seems very good. I feel they will be durable and hold up well over time.

    Style is spot on for a traditional brogue.

    I've read other reviews about them being high on the ankle and causing issues, but I didn't find this to be the case. Certainly not so much as to be uncomfortable or cause issues.

    Leather seems to be of good quality.


    Of course, any shoe with a leather sole will be a bit slippery until they get scuffed up a little, so watch those first few steps.

    Size wise, not sure. I wear a 9 (US) with dress socks. Followed advice to order 1/2 size large for the thicker kilt socks. Feels like 9 would have been a hair tight and 9 1/2 fits well, but would have been nice to be just a hair smaller. Again, not a big issue, not big enough to prevent comfortable wear. Next pair, however, I think I'll go back to a 9 and let them stretch out to fit perfectly. I would say these must be a fairly true size, not overly small or large.

    Biggest Con:

    The black dye on the inside of the shoe rubbed off on my white kilt socks, including the laces. Thank God it wasn't a super expensive pair of socks. But be very aware of this when you first wear them. Even without the shoes getting damp, your white socks will end up black by the end of the day. The good news is that nobody will notice the stain, since the shoe will cover it next time. But still, it would have been very upsetting had they been an expensive pair of socks.

    But all said - would definitely order again.

    Had to knock off a star because of the dye issue, but that's my only real complaint.

  2. Perfect fit

    Posted by Brad Traylor on 18th Nov 2018

    Shoes arrived fast and were true to size.

  3. Ghillies

    Posted by Gloria Culp on 27th Aug 2018

    Ordered another replacement ghillies on an urgent basis. The always wonderful customer service matches the excellent quality of these shoes.

  4. gillies

    Posted by Michael on 21st Aug 2018

    received the gillies on time look to be of highest quality, haven't worn them yet very comfortable when I tried them on. thanks Michael

  5. Great Service

    Posted by Gene on 9th Feb 2018

    Ordered another pair of Ghillies from J. Higgins. As always the shoes were top quality. My previous pair finally wore out after many years of use, I received them very quickly. I had a very quick response to a question I had after the fact.

  6. Shoe Review

    Posted by Unknown on 11th May 2017

    Very good quality. Sides are a bit high. They dig into my ankles. By adding inner soles I think I can fix that. Otherwise very nice looking. They have what looks like 3 nails for cleats. We will see how they hold up. Otherwise we will have regular cleats installed at a later date.

  7. Nice leather shoes

    Posted by William Miller on 6th Mar 2017

    Very good looking pure leather shoes. Note that many kilt hose socks are thicker than average men's socks so adding a half size to your regular shoe size might not be a bad idea.

  8. Great Pair of Ghillies

    Posted by Rob on 15th Feb 2017

    I was most impressed with these ghillie brogues the moment I saw them; even more so when I put them on. My usual shoe size is 10 1/2 or 11 so I was a bit concerned when I saw that these were size 10. However, they fit perfectly! Need to break them in a bit as the leather soles are slippery, but a little scuffing should be all they need. Very happy with my purchase

  9. Nice pair of Brogues!

    Posted by Lance R. on 16th Feb 2016

    These ghillie brogues arrived super fast and were exactly as advertised. I generally wear a size 10 and ordered these in a size 10. I found them a bit big, but snuck a thin pair of socks under my stockings for a perfect fit. They are beautiful and still look new after 3-4 events! A great purchase.

  10. Great pair of brogues!

    Posted by Unknown on 24th Nov 2015

    I bought these ghillie brogues here because they looked great on the website and I could not have asked for a better result. The size was spot on with the disclaimer J Higgins gives you about ordering. There was hardly any breaking in period and they stay in place very well while wearing. Plus the leather looks fantastic!

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