Admittedly these are not inexpensive boots but just like a best gun they just last and last, getting better as they age with you. Simply divide the cost by the years you think you have left in the field to justify it if needed, they will surely last. I have 15 pairs of Edward Green shoes and live in them which is why when we started our shop here I wanted to offer them to our customers. They are a product I can both trust and can highly recommend.
Edward Green has represented the pinnacle of Northampton's shoe making tradition for over a century. Today they continue to strive to make the very best shoes available and I have never seen any compromise in the quality of the materials or make during the years I have been wearing them.
Treat yourself, I am sure you won't regret it! And no, the Crockett & Jones version doesn't come close in my opinion, it is nice but not best!