(6 customer reviews)


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The Boot that Puts Boots onto Rangers

50% of Rangers don’t have access to sufficient Boots and Gear
and over 40% are required to purchase their own Boots.
With the future of our wilderness areas in the hands of those with boots on the ground Jim Green Footwear and  The Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) have come together to make sure this issue is addressed.
Inadequate gear for rangers leads to a low morale and effects rangers wellbeing. With Rangers being on the front line of our conservation areas a quality pair of boots is essential for everyday tasks
An addition to the Ranger family with a more robust finish and high ankle support while still prioritising comfort, we introduce the African Ranger 8 inch.
Follow our journey through our social channels or contact us for further information.
  • Manufactured with a double layer of leather (2.2mm full grain leather, lined with 1.6mm calf leather)
  • Double layer of leather aids in the boots water resistant properties (not waterproof)
  • 8-inch height for excellent support, comfort and protection
  • Thermoplastic toe puff and a heel stiffener for extra support
  • A steel shank between the insole board and sole offers extra support and stability
  • Insole board is secured to the upper with a double stitched 2.2mm braided nylon cord
  • Sole is made from a genuine rubber
  • Can be resoled
  • Due to the double layer of leather the AR8 can tackle all kinds of terrain, making it ideal for the outdoor worker or hiker requiring that extra bit of toughness
The best way to preserve your Jim Greens is through regular and correct polishing. Water, heat and wear remove the natural oil from the leather, so when the tiny fibres dry out they become hard, brittle and break easily, thereby shorten the life of the leather.
For our leather boots we recommend any natural shoe polish found at your local store. For our suede options we suggest light brushing to remove dirt and a scotchguard for longer protection.
After a long day in wet conditions and you requiring your boots early the next morning, the worst possible solution is to artificially dry your boots. Leather fibres burn easily – especially when wet and therefore should never be left near a heater, placed in your oven or left in direct sunlight. For the best results, footwear should be dried out slowly and never subjected to any extreme heat. Should you work in constantly wet conditions, it is best to alternate between two or more pairs of our Jim Green boots.
We realise that buying footwear online is a daunting task and we are often asked to recommend a size by new Jim Green customers. If you happen to purchase a pair of Jim Green boots online and they do not fit, we will happily exchange them for you. If the measurements fall in-between the lengths provided, we do offer half sizes on certain styles. We can recommend a size but we can’t guarantee the fit.
Foot Length (CM) UK US
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25 7 8
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Additional information
Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 33 × 27 × 13 cm
UK Size

3, 3 ½, 4, 4 ½, 5, 5 ½, 6, 6 ½, 7, 7 ½, 8, 8 ½, 9, 9 ½, 10, 10 ½, 11, 11 ½, 12, 12 ½, 13, 13 ½, 14, 15


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Reviews (6)

6 reviews for AR8

  1. Andrew Campbell

    I’ve had the opportunity to test these AR8s in the field on a recent trip to Zimbabwe. For a heavy duty boot they are amazingly comfortable and durable. Just what you need in the field as a ranger. Great ankle support. I can see these boots lasting a long time (just like my other Jim Greens). Love them.

  2. Makgata Amos

    Gimgreen is really the best.
    I can’t wait to have this pair of AR8 boots.

  3. Anthony Torr

    What you should ad is a false tongue, it is a small ad on for huge benefits. But the boot looks amazing. I will soon be ordering a pair.

  4. Max Fairy

    I cannot recommend these boots enough.

    Since February 2020, I’ve had the chance to put my pair of AR8 boots (previously a special request style) through hell. From 6 hours hikes through muddy rainforests and up mountains, to hunting in the Australian bush, and crawling around under houses. This is on top of daily wear at work and on the farm, around 10 hours a day, 6/7 days a week for over 18 months.

    Although not advertised as waterproof like the Monster, I’ve never gone home with soggy feet. After a few hours on really wet trails, a bit of moisture will get in but not enough to ruin the experience. The 8 inch hight definitely helps with this, and on one particular trail which I have walking in both my Monsters and AR8s, these boots performed better in regards to keeping me dry.

    These truly are a boot you can put on and forget they’re even there. The last thing you want to worry about while undertaking any of the above-mentioned tasks is your footwear.

    Something I wish I had done sooner is get the Jim Green Leather Food. It is excellent. A great combination of waxy and oily. In winter and when I know I’ll be exposed to the elements for a long time, I use the Jim Green leather food and Dubbin on the stitching.

    The only change I have made to these boot is the insole. For what I use these for, I found I needed something extra for shock absorption and cushioning when on my feet all day. insoles from an old pair of Hi-Tech hiking boots did the trick.

    These are truly a hard wearing, comfortable, supportive, and stylish pair of boots. I wish I could post pictures of these boots and how they look now, as although they’ve been flogged, they look better than ever.

  5. Hardy Loubser (verified owner)

    I ordered the 8half because I have fairly wide feet. Sadly the boots was just a bit to big even with wearing thicker socks. I contacted the comp and they gladly replaced my order with a normal size 8. Fits perfectly now. Haven’t done any patrol hiking with them yet in the Knysna Forest. But I am Shure they will do the job splendidly. So just a heads up it’s a fairly “wide” boot in the front if you think you need to get the half. Will report back on how they tackle the trails later

  6. Barry Peters

    Just received my new boots in the mail and I am stoked. Such fine quality. Can’t wait to try them on the trail. Going to be very welcome with the cold Haenertsburg winters. I think I’ll sleep with them on tonight.

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Standard shipping, returns and exchanges are free in South Africa for all orders over R500. All Jim Green products purchased will be shipped to the supplied delivery address within 5-7  working days from date of payment.

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