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Ballabeg Burgundy


Oiled Calf Leather Work Boots
6 7 40
7 8 41
7.5 8.5 41.5
8 9 42
8.5 9.5 42.5
9 10 43
9.5 10.5 43.5
10 11 44
10.5 11.5 44.5
11 12 45
12 13 46
13 14 47
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Our Ballabeg is based on a Workman’s boot from the 1950s. Designed for hard graft, there’s plenty of mileage in these big, brave boots… and so much more besides.

The simple, fuss free upper pattern shows off the quality of the calf leather to the full; ChromeExcel leather from the famous Horween Tannery in Chicago, stuffed with oils to produce a sturdy, practical hide with a pull-up finish - all fully leather lined with a leather insole. Two top ski hooks in antique brass and a leather back pull tab help with ‘booting up’. We’ve also gone to town with a Norwegian welted construction, where the leather welt is stitched to the upper and sole covering the join for additional practicality. And the final icing on the cake, a chunky Vibram sole provides a hard wearing, but lighter weight base to keep you on your feet that bit longer.

Service Cost Timing
UK Express
£9.95 next day*
order by 2.30pm
UK Quick
£7.95 2-3 days*
UK Standard
(Royal Mail)
£4.95 under £100
4-7 days*
EU Express
€11.99 2-3 days*
EU Standard
€5.99 under €120
5-7 days*
USA Free
$13.99 under $200
5-10 days*
Canada Free
$17.99 under $300
5-10 days*
Australia Free
$17.99 under $300
5-10 days*
Rest of World Free
£15 under £200
5-10 days*

*working days.

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Up to 28 days from delivery (14 days for sale items)
Must be unworn & resaleable in original packaging

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Behind the Factory Gates

Made In India


Made In India

Based in Chennai in Southern India, our family run factory group is accredited for its exacting, high ecological and ethical standards, with over 50 years of experience in traditional shoe making.

Goodyear Welted Construction


Goodyear Welted Construction

This traditional English construction has been around for over 150 years. The upper is stitched (Goodyear welted) to a ridge on the insole and a strip of leather - the welt.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Dave B.
Great boots and great service from the OS team

I had an issue with my boots but the response and customer service from the Oliver Sweeney team has been outstanding. They genuinely look after their customers and provide a level of service above and beyond what is normal in similar instances. The boots are great quality and look like they are built to last forever!

John B.
Ballabeg burgundy

Wow super cool! I was looking at them for nearly a year but too expensive for my budget as soon as they came on sale I instantly bought them. They are extremely well made and the customer service is excellent. Couldn't be happier.

Daniel V.
Loving the boots!!

Really comfortable boots would definitely recommend but perhaps get 1/2 size smaller than normal because they do come a bit big.

Tomas M.
King of the Autumn City

I wore the Ballabeg boots for about an hour in the living room. I had to return them because they were about half a size (or a little more) bigger than other shoes in my usual size. So I recommend taking this model half a size smaller, if you usually have a 9 take an 8.5. However, this is not true for other OS models, definitely don't take the Scarpone smaller than usual.

Ballabeg boots don't feel like hard work boots, if you want to take them to your quarry or on a mountain hike, better forget about them. However, if you were planning to use them as a casual city boot even in inclement weather, they're probably ideal. The material is soft, unlike real work boots you don't have to painfully break them in for a few weeks. They are comfortable on the foot from the first moment. Norwegian construction is the best when it comes to rain and water.

Although I have since bought OS Scarpone, these have made a very good impression for urban use. I may order them again in the right size.

Matthew S.
Lovely boots

Beautiful leather, very well made and extremely comfortable. I would say that these are sized correctly with a wide-ish width fit (close to a UK G) with a normal sock.

Etienne T.
Ok boots but just ok

I ordered these boots online Much bulkier and bigger than a normal size 10. I thought I was going to love these boots but they left me a little bit underwhelmed to be honest

UK 6

Burgundy Leather