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I will offer some opinions, but I'm sorry that they based upon very limited information. While I have footwear from both makers, I've not even seen either boot in the flesh.Dear Forum Members,
What are the major differences between C&J Coniston and AS Cambridge? Is there anyone here that has both?
From my experience, I would expect both boots to be very high quality with fine materials. And I believe that both boots will be suitable for similar purposes. That said said, the C&J boot is a bit sleeker and more refined than the AS boot, and likely could be dressed up a bit more. Whereas the AS boot may fair slightly better in rough use. Note that while they both have Dainite soles, the C&J boot's midsole is a bit thinner, where the AS boot's is thicker and it looks more at home in the rough.
Cost no object, I'd take the C&J boot unless I intended it for heavier duty outdoors. But in my real life, I couldn't justify the cost of either for my circumstances and would seek a lower cost alternative such as something from Meermin or a similar maker.