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Goodyear Welted Piper (piper) With All Terrain Commando Rubber Sole Unit and Full Leather Upper SIZES 3-15


“Goodyear Welted Piper ”

Introducing Our Premium Ghillie Brogues: Unmatched Comfort, Durability, and Authenticity

When it comes to marching with purpose and pride, your footwear is your foundation. That’s why we’ve meticulously designed our ghillie brogues to be more than just shoes; they’re a testament to tradition, craftsmanship, and unwavering commitment. From the rugged terrains of the Scottish Highlands to the lush, dew-kissed grasslands, our ghillie brogues stand strong, offering you unmatched protection and comfort, every step of the way.

A Shield Against the Elements

Our ghillie brogues are crafted with a thicker leather upper, fortified with a waxy finish. This isn’t just about style – it’s about ensuring that you stay dry and comfortable even in the most challenging conditions. Whether you’re navigating through dew-covered grass or marching through drizzling rain, our brogues are your reliable shield, keeping your feet snug and dry.

Traction You Can Trust

In the face of unpredictable terrains, a solid grip is non-negotiable. That’s why our ghillie brogues come equipped with a heavy cleated rubber sole. Engineered to provide exceptional traction in all conditions, you can confidently stride across wet grass, rugged terrain, and even polished floors with unwavering stability.

Breathability Meets Luxury

Comfort isn’t an afterthought – it’s at the heart of our ghillie brogues. We’ve incorporated a full leather liner, allowing your feet to breathe naturally. No more feeling stifled or uncomfortable during long marches. And to elevate your experience, we’ve added extra padded leather around the heel and ankle. This isn’t just about comfort; it’s about a sense of luxury that embraces your every step.

A Legacy of Craftsmanship

Our ghillie brogues pay homage to the time-honored traditions of Scottish craftsmanship. Each pair is meticulously handcrafted, ensuring that every detail is imbued with authenticity and dedication. One such detail is the traditional hand screwed steel quarter tip embedded in the heel. This isn’t just a nod to tradition; it’s a testament to maximum durability and authenticity, making these ghillies the quintessential choice for serious pipers.

Where Tradition Meets Modernity

While steeped in tradition, our ghillie brogues are also designed with the modern piper in mind. The fusion of heritage craftsmanship with contemporary materials and techniques results in a shoe that not only exudes authenticity but also meets the demands of the present-day piper.

Unmatched Versatility

These ghillie brogues aren’t just for formal occasions. They’re built to be versatile, adapting seamlessly to a range of settings and styles. Whether you’re leading a procession, performing at a grand event, or simply stepping out with confidence, our brogues are your trusted companions.

In every pair of our ghillie brogues, you’ll find a harmonious blend of heritage, comfort, and durability. It’s not just footwear; it’s a testament to your commitment, your pride, and your respect for tradition. Elevate your marching experience with the ghillie brogues that are as serious about the journey as you are. Choose authenticity. Choose comfort. Choose our premium ghillie brogues.


If you would prefer the more formal look of a leather sole ghillie then have a look at the style 1112 


Available in UK sizes 3 to 15.


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Goodyear Welted Piper

At Thistle Shoes we pride ourselves on our quality and service, as we still make our Goodyear Welted Piper the same way as we always have, by using traditional skills and craftsmen.  The Goodyear Welted Piper is our most popular for all weather pipers.

It incorporates high quality waxed premium leathers, but with a all weather sole unit for aid with grip on all surfaces.

Ghillie brogues are most commonly seen as an essential component of traditional, formal Scottish dress and are worn primarily for social occasions.

Historically this has not always been the case as they trace their roots to a rudimentary shoe originating in Scotland and Ireland that was constructed using untanned leather with perforations that allowed water to drain from the shoes when the wearer crossed wet terrain such as a bog.

The word “brogues” originates in the late sixteenth century and is a derivation of the Irish and Scots Gaelic “brōg”, taken from the Old Norse “brók” meaning “leg covering”




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