Not all boots are five-pound clunkers replete with technical features and metal accents wrapped up in a Dales-ready design. For those that prefer a sartorial streak with what they put on their feet, there’s the Oxford boot.

Otherwise referred to as the ‘Balmoral’ (though technically this style is made using two different materials, such as leather and suede), this high-ankled shoe is the most natural fit for tailoring, owing to its smart closed-lace system.

“If your trousers have a break, it’s usually impossible to tell the difference between these and a standard pair of Oxfords, making them an ideal switch for winter” says Gove.

That’s the risk of trench foot mitigated, then, now just to invest in a decent winter coat to avoid frost bite.