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The back of our new factory overlooks the very popular and smart Harewood Golf Course. Our team sit outside at lunchtime to have their lunch with a great view of one of the fairways and greens on the course. In order to publicise our new factory shop we’ve put a billboard up to let the golfers know about the shop:
We’re back from our Finland/Lapland holiday, and I wanted to let you know the boots were great. Our feet were toasty the whole time, even during the -25C degree reindeer sleigh ride! The snowmobile ride was – 10C, and Helsinki was generally -16C every day. We walked all around the town centre and through the very cold and bleak Botanic Gardens. On the last day we visited an island where there’s an old fortress and is now a naval training centre. When we got off the ferry at the dock, the wind chill was absolutely freezing – I’ve never felt so cold in my life, it was actually painful on the face and fingers, but our feet were still warm.
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We’ve just opened our new Factory Shop located in our new premises at Unit 2, 25 Sheffield Crescent, Burnside, Christchurch. The shop is open 10am – 3pm Monday to Thursday. EFTPOS and Credit cards are taken.
Enter Canterbury Leather: a New Zealand-based company who have been handcrafting sheepskin boots since 1974. After hearing of my boot plight (it was front page news) they offered to send me a pair of their boots to trial and I gleefully accepted, picking a pair of their Robyns.
When they arrived about a week later I literally spent five minutes marvelling that these boots had come all the way from New Zealand. Isn’t the postal service fascinating? And then I marvelled at just how fricking comfortable and lovely they are. They’re completely different to UGGs: they feel much more solidly crafted (the heel stiffner is heat shaped and set and you can tell), they’re beautifully warm because of the sheepskin lining and I love the way they look.
“I also hate being cold. And as we spend a lot of time in the park, it’s something I have to deal with on a daily basis. Which moves us – tadaa! – on toCanterbury Sheepskin, makers of my new sheepskin boots. They got in touch after reading all about my love of Uggs and offered to send me some for review. I chose the Ava boots in chestnut, as they looked warm but more importantly I still liked the way they looked.
The Ava boots have exposed fur edging and the top can be folded down (top photo) or folded up for maximum calf warmth (like magic, photo below). They are made of 100% New Zealand Sheepskin, handstitched and have a sole that is pretty rugged, so you’re much less likely to fall over when you’re chasing a little person through the leave and around the swings. They are made in New Zealand and then posted out – mine arrived in about a week.”
For our review we selected the “Flyer” :
This boot is literally “Perfect” everything about it is amazing. I really love the fact that I do not have to wear socks with my boots (yes I hate socks too). The inside of the boot is extremely soft and keeps my toes nice and cozy. Another great plus is that even though i’m not wearing socks my feet do not sweat (at all) .
Winter rolls in and all I want to do is snuggle up in my slippers and pjs with a good book and hot chocolate. I have been looking for some new slippers, but I have some pretty specific requirements so I have been without them for a year or two!
I like my feet to be warm but not too hot, so my slippers need to breathe or have open backs on them. I also really like them to have a good sole on them because I want to be able to leave them on to run out and grab the mail or take out the garbage really quick. Plus, we have laminate flooring so a soft sole is way to slippery. Anyway, after much searching I fell in love with my Canterbury Sheepskin slippers.
I would also like to tell you about my new boots that were sent to me for review byCaterbury Sheepskin. Those who are friends of me in social networks already know how much I suffered enough from the Portuguese Customs Service, that wanted to charge money from poor me (and they actually got it!). Many thanks to Ian and Jenni of Canterbury Sheepskin team, who have been fighting with me till the end! Actually, as I promised, here is my review:
Sabina boots with sheepskin top and rubber bottom designed mostly for cold and humid climate with abundant rainfall. Boots are insulated, and conceived for the weather kinda “sleety.” As I said there is no snow in Portugal, but is cold enough. Also, in January here come the fierce winter storms with incessant rains. That’s why I’ve chosen Sabina boots ( the brand has also “total-sheepskin” boots). When (well, finally!) I’ve received a package, and tried on the boots, it seemed to me that my feet sank into something soft! My forevercold limbs immediately warmed up (now I wear them not only outdoor, but at home too… They are so warm , I’m wearing them right now ). Boots have zipper, also they have a straps on the ankle that adjusts the width of the bootleg, if, for example, you will put on pants, then you will not have problems with the “stretching” of boots. Sheepskin top and rubber bottom are connected manually by strong nylon thread in large stitches. My feet feel comfortable, I would say – cozy. In first day of wearing my legs were tired a bit – all boots are heavier of regular shoes, but after a couple of days I stopped noticing them. Interestingly, my feet, despite the heat, do not sweat! When I will visit Russia, these boots definitely find a place in my suitcase! Or maybe on my feet =)
I would like to tell also couple of words about Canterbury Sheepskin. The team are lovely guys, I’m very grateful to them for their assistance in customs clearance (although I note that my gratitude not impact on my evaluation of the quality of boots, it is really high quality.) And being thankful, I place Canterbury Sheepskin‘s banner in my blog – if you want to update your winter wardrobe with warm, cozy and usable boots, welcome! We created SPECIAL Promo-Code ko-te, that will give you free shipping of your order. I will also place a coupon with promo-code below.