African Ranger

(16 customer reviews)

R1,999.00

For every 10 pairs sold we donate a pair to a Ranger

https://www.gameranger.org

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Description

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
We put out a survey to Rangers from Across Africa and from that pulled together various focus points as to what is needed in the ultimate all round Ranger Boot. From that we give to you the African Ranger – A Boot Designed By Rangers For Rangers
Follow our journey through our social channels or contact us for further information.
  • The boot is designed with 3 main focus areas: Comfort and Durability while at an Affordable price
  • The wedge sole is designed to grip while the softer rubber compound keeps the Ranger quiet when walking through the African bush
  • Toe, Heel and Eyelet area manufactured with a double layer of 2.2mm full grain leather for added durability
  • Heel and Toe stiffeners for added durability, support and protection
  • Soft leather collar and tongue for comfort and weight reduction
  • A steel shank between the insole board and sole offers extra support and stability
  • Heavy duty hooks and eyelets to secure feet
  • Insole is secured to the upper with a double stitched 2.2mm braided nylon cord
  • Can be resoled – Stitch down construction
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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Additional information
Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 33 × 27 × 13 cm
UK Size

3 ½, 3, 4 ½, 4, 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

Colour

Black, Brown

Reviews (16)

16 reviews for African Ranger

  1. Greg

    Awesome fit, very comfortable and well worth the money. Happy to have supported the African Game Rangers Association.

  2. Andrew Campbell

    So good I bought two pairs! One light and one dark brown. I love the Fudge Crazy Horse leather. Doesn’t need polish and brushes clean with a suede cleaner and wire brush. Probably the most comfortable boots I’ve worn! Good for the bush and equally good with a pair of jeans. And best of all it’s for a good cause to put more boots on Africa’s rangers through the Game Rangers Association of Africa. Well done Jim Green on an awesome new product.

  3. Janco Vorster

    Great pair of boots
    Extensively used in rugged terrain in Karoo and Kalahari

    They offer great stability yet leaving some mobility over higher ankled boots

    Sole brace helps with bridge support
    Soft rubber sole offers great grip on most surfaces
    Please note wet conditions are not the best

    Over all
    Best pair of boots for “all terrain”
    As for comfort…GREAT!
    Once you have them, you find an excuse to wear them.

  4. Johann

    Very very happy with my new pair of African Ranger boots.

    I use them on the job as a project manager between construction sites, lots of walking and on my feet all day.

    The second day of having the boots I wore them for 13 hours straight without discomfort. Amazing given how tough the leather feels.

    According to me they look amazing as well.

    I doubt that I will ever buy another pair of shoes again! As they say in Afrikaans these are my new DKWs (Dans, kerk en werk).

    Thank you very much for a great product!

  5. Alastair (verified owner)

    My favorite pair of shoes that I own. Comfortable and good looking, solidly made (African Ranger Fudge Crazy Horse leather). Will only buy Jim Green shoes for all my outdoor activities from now on. love the great support from Jim Green towards our Game Rangers as well.

  6. Douglas Lang

    Great boots, been using them just on a year now very comfortable and tough. They have done everything from reserve work to farming with them. Thank you for supporting Africa’s Rangers and GRAA.

  7. Lee (verified owner)

    Recently bought the fudge ..I love these boots, taken them out on the south downs of England where i live. They have good grip on wet chalk, nice support, they seem extremely durable with thick supple leather.
    I can’t wait to get some patina on these. IMO they are a fabulous looking boot and like to wear them around town also. very happy!

  8. Yusuf Hansa

    Durable and Comfortable. Great Pair

  9. Japie Joubert

    Received my first pair of African Rangers today – bought via Outdoor Warehouse.
    What an sexy boot and comfy.
    Unboxed it in office straight away and put on feet.
    Heads were turning…..
    Now I need to walk it in properly for hunting trip end July and future trips
    Great quality – Thanks Jim Green

  10. Ferdi

    I have bought the limited edition Buffalo Leather African Ranger Boots. I can kick myself for not buying Jim Green Boots sooner. The African Ranger Boots are really comfortable now that they are broken in took approximately 6 weeks (not wearing them everyday). They are good for any terrain and looks good with chino’s, jean’s and even shorts!! Keep up the good work!! Received my 2nd pair today.

  11. Luan

    I can’t believe there aren’t more reviews on here!
    These boots are FANTASTIC! I own 2 pairs and I’ve only bought the second one to let the first one “breathe” for a bit in between use.
    The wide toe box is amazing and the comfort is top-notch.
    The leather breathes very well, I’ve used these all over Europe, Asia and Brazil in different climates and never had any issue.
    My all-time favourite, hands-down.

  12. Eric McBain (verified owner)

    These are great pair of boots. I use them hunting in western Queensland Savannah country. They provide good feel under foot, quite quiet and comfortable. I even ran 2km in them without issues. My only concern is the lack of grip on hard wet surfaces such as concrete & muddy creek banks. I found them quite slippery. But good on dry surfaces.

  13. Mark

    Been wearing almost daily at work on the Railway in England for 6 months. Superb comfort. The quality of construction shines. Highly recommend them for work or casual wear.

  14. JJ Smit

    1 week review:
    As a PH I used vellies from a different brand as hunting shoes but they recently fell apart so I needed new light but durable shoes. I already have extremely good experience with the Razorback and the town and country, so I wanted to get jim greens but could not decide on a model since I never liked the look of the African ranger. I actually considered asking jim green for a custom single lasted Razorback with wedge sole. That was until I saw a pair of African rangers in fudge in person in a local shop. Tried them on and it is exactly the right shoe for me. Light, breathable and just the right height. They look much better in person than on the fotos.
    So far I used them daily to walk the dogs on the farm sand road(5km), today I did some casual rocky walk on the mountain. In Sand they perform perfect, on rocks they perform good(naturally not as good as the Razorback)
    I really look forward for the coming months when I will do some longer walks while hunting.
    Jim Green, this n wenner skoen!

  15. Roy Blakli (verified owner)

    Ordered a pair of black African Ranger boots on Thursday, reactivated them on Monday ….. in Norway. Well done.
    Unpacked the boots, tried them on for size.
    Soft leather, size ok, will work nicely with my uniform at work.
    Re-packed them, will receive them “officially” on my birthday in 2,5 weeks.
    Looking forward to put them on and start using them.
    Now I have to get a pair for myself, maybe I’ll try the bearfoot model next…..

    PS:
    Jim Green have 3 stores.
    -Amazon has a reduced inventory
    -jimgrearfootwear.com is for US customers only
    -jimgrearfootwear.co.za is for the rest of the world…. This store does not appear in a google search.

  16. Pieter

    African Ranger Shoes

    Initially, my experience with the African Ranger Shoes left much to be desired. As a farmer constantly on my feet, comfort is paramount, and the shoes fell short, earning a measly 2 out of 5 stars. The persistent heel slip led to painful sores, making my workdays challenging.

    However, perseverance unveiled a surprising transformation. What started as discomfort gradually evolved into a remarkable level of comfort, elevating my rating to a solid 4.5 out of 5 stars over weeks and months of wear. If these shoes were likened to animals, they’d be akin to a honey badger or a Jack Russell—tenacious, resilient, and adept in the field.

    Yet, like any product, the African Ranger Shoes aren’t without flaws. A more aggressive lug sole would significantly enhance traction, especially on wet terrain. Additionally, an improved insole would elevate overall comfort. Thankfully, these setbacks are easily remedied by purchasing alternative insoles.

    Ultimately, I bestow upon the African Ranger Shoes a commendable 4 out of 5 stars. Despite their shortcomings, the value they offer surpasses expectations. For the price, they deliver more than one could anticipate, making them a worthy investment for any hardworking individual.

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