Bobby has attained the status of a beloved local legend, and his memory endures to this very day. A statue paying tribute to Bobby now stands proudly on the southern side of George IV Bridge.
On the boot the distinctive golden toe box symbolises the nose of the renowned statue -a spot visited by countless tourists who believe that touching Bobby’s nose brings them good luck.
Much like Bobby’s steadfast loyalty, our Greyfriars boots are built to stand the test of time. Crafted with a Goodyear welt, these boots can be repaired, ensuring their continued loyalty and durability as your trusted footwear companions. We hope that our boots bring you a lifetime filled with cherished memories and good fortune.
The Greyfriars boot, a burnished bronze rub-off, pays homage to the unwavering loyalty of Bobby, a Skye Terrier. A tale told to us by our Edinburgh store manager, Ryan. Bobby faithfully stood by his owner’s side, John Gray following his passing in 1858.
When Bobby’s master was buried in Greyfriars, the dog accompanied his friend and lived for the following fourteen years in the Cemetery. Throughout this period, Bobby’s unwavering devotion to his master gained widespread attention in Edinburgh. Visitors flocked to his side to offer him food and water. In 1872, Bobby passed away and found his final resting place not too far from John Gray’s grave.
The Greyfriars boot is also offered in Women’s sizes in the Edinburgh store only.