Wide image of the Dubarry Longford Leather Waterproof and Breathable Country Boot being worn with a dress on a well-maintained lawn with some shrubs in the background.
© Bonnie Baker

The Longford Country Boot Through the seasons

By  Bonnie Baker   @bybonniebaker  -  11 Oct 2023

 A country girl needs a reliable pair of boots to see her through the seasons, from Winter to Summer and back again.

No compromises

Fulfilling these demands are the Longford country boots from Dubarry, who have successfully created a stylish country boot, yet not compromised on outdoor practicality, which of course is essential when living a rural life.


As a farmer’s daughter and having grown up involved in all manner of countryside occurrences, I often had to sacrifice style for comfort or warmth. With my Longfords I no longer worry because I can be confident my feet will stay warm and dry while I feel smart in an elegant pair of boots.


With a sophisticated silhouette, elasticated heel panel and side buckle details, the Longfords are a knee-high design that are fully GORE-TEX lined, meaning they are waterproof and breathable.


The signature Dubarry DryFast-DrySoft leathers, which we have all come to love since the Galway country boots launched in the 1990s, are complimented in the tonal walnut colourway and supported with a purpose design sole providing comfort and shock absorbency.

Split image of Bonnie Baker while shooting. On the left is a front-facing midshot of Bonnie, facing the camera, holding a gun and wearing a shooting jacket, hat, blue alpaca socks, and a pair of waterproof, breathable, and adjustable Longford Country Boots. On the right is a full back shot of Bonnie holding the gun in the air, also wearing a hat, shooting jacket, blue alpaca socks, and waterproof, breathable, and adjustable country boots.

Putting them to the test

I was ever so kindly sent a pair of Longford boots from Dubarry during the 22/23 game season, and I couldn’t wait to put them to the test out in the field that Winter.


On a shoot day at home in January, in typical British style, the weather delivered with a downpour all day, which gave for the ultimate boot testing experience.


While the pheasants were sitting tight in the warmth of cover, I had secure footing in muddy fields and moved confidently in the wet terrain thanks to the structured tread. The water-resistant leathers and GORE-TEX lining meant my feet were dry from start to finish and after a quick clean they looked good as new the next day.

Split image of Bonnie Baker wearing the Longford leather, breathable, waterproof, and adjustable country boot in the garden. On the left, Bonnie wears a dress with the boots while standing in a garden. On the right, she sits on a seat at an outdoor table on a patio in a garden.

Style them in Summer

Not only are the Longfords an Autumn-Winter staple in my wardrobe, but they also make for a superb country boot to be worn in Spring-Summer too. In the cooler months the GORE-TEX lining works hard to keep your feet cosy, while in the warmer months it allows your feet to breath.


The pull-on design, helped by discreet fingers pulls, mean they’re a quick and easy option for finishing off any outfit. Whether that be jeans and a blouse for an evening in the pub garden or styled with a summer dress to attend a county show with Pimms in hand. The walnut colourway is timeless for paring with any seasonal outfit, matching with all manner of tan accessories. The cushioned footbed offers maximum underfoot comfort, so your feet aren’t compromised if you want sturdy footing for your Summer days out.


Dubarry are known for making boots that last, and having owned my Galways for almost 10 years I know I will cherish my Longfords, in rain or shine, for many seasons to come.

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