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William Lennon & Co

79X Rugged Safety boot

No nonsense boot, the 79X is the style on which we base our range of safety boots with the Vibram sole finish. Rugged & strong and built to last. All leather upper for comfort and breathability.

Made to order, please allow 20 working weeks for delivery.



The 79X boot is best suited for rugged terrains, farm work, areas where a strong grip and stability are required.

Made to order, please allow 20 working weeks for delivery.

As standard, the 79X specification is:

Leather: Brown smooth full grain leather

Collar: Plain straight top, no collar

Tongue/overlay: Half bellows tongue

Thread: Dark brown

Eyelets: Antique brass eyelets

Toe: Internal 200J steel toe-cap

Last: Army semi-sprung

Shank/Counter: Wooden shank, polycarbonate counter for extra rigidity at the heel

Sole finish: Leather to resin throughsole, Heavy duty one-piece Vibram rubber sole

Laces: Brown polycotton

Additional information


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7 reviews for 79X Rugged Safety boot

  1. Maksim Biglov

    Great boots! Most beautiful safety boot!!
    I ordered a custom version and when I got it, I really liked them! At first they are tough, but this is typical for such shoes. After a couple of weeks, they became very comfortable. Metal cup is not felt at all. Leather is very good, black full-grain, 2mm thick. The weight of a pair of size 6uk is 2200 grams.
    Thanks to Libs for her help in choosing the size, and I am very grateful to all the employees of the factory.

  2. Virginijus

    Thank you for a really good boots, I was waiting for them 5 months in the queue and it’s was definitely worth the wait!

  3. Adrian Barry

    I got my 79X boots late last year and I wanted to review them after lots of use. They are fantastic. Rugged, extremely comfortable and becoming more so as they continue to mold themselves to my foot. I’ve remained dry and warm in very wet conditions and they’s served me well in a couple of toe cruncing situations where both they and I have emerged unscathed. Dropping bricks and heavy beams. Well worth waiting for and the advice on sizes and interest shown by the team at William Lennon is fantastic.

  4. Paul Smethurst

    I have been wearing my safety boots for about 3 months now. Fantastic quality and once broken in they are very comfortable. I will be buying another pair next year. I try my hardest to buy British products and I like to advertise that fact…so my only criticism is that I wish the William Lennon Logo, made in England was embossed into the leather some where. But still pleased.

  5. Adrian Miles

    Ordered a pair of the x79 boots back in June 21, delivered Dec 21. Long time but worth the wait. I have worn these boots everyday since they were delivered. I waited to review, as I wanted to see how they would compare with off the shelf boots. As a farmer, I need to have strong footware 24 7, wellies are uncomfortable and hot. These however have been the best boots, I have ever had. Seriously these are comfortable and strong. After a year of use, the leather is still supple, stitching is still complete, soles are as new. I’ve only cleaned and used neats foot oil to protect the leather. Can not rate these enough. I’ve tried work boots. Army surplus boots, etc nothing compairs to these. I was ready to order another pair this year, due to the 20 week lead time, but I can’t see the need to as they are still as new! Sorry guys. In these days of throw away items, it’s a joy to be able to buy such quality at a reasonable price.

    • William Lennon

      Many thanks for the fantastic feedback. We really appreciate the time taken to let us know how your 79X boots are working hard for you. We look forward to your new order when the time comes….!

  6. Ben Morgan-Brown (verified owner)

    I’ve got two pairs of these boots which are worn daily in my job as a nature reserves ranger and they are awesome! Comfortable yet tough, the steel toe is a great protective feature and doesn’t dig in like cheaper (ie poorly made) safety boots. I walk the best part of five miles (and sometimes a lot more) in them everyday and they’ve never let me down. Keep up with a good dubbin/wax routine and they’re waterproof enough for everything but the wettest of days, and put a decent pair of woollen socks on and you’ll never be too cold or too warm. Can’t recommend them highly enough and excellent value at this price

  7. Sean Fitz (verified owner)

    Absolutely gorgeous boots have been wearing for awhile on the farm in the Butcher shop welding and order stuff really reminds me of the old boots. You get in the 70s and 80s 10/10

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