Baobab Boot

(5 customer reviews)


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A celebration of 30 years of Boot Making

We wanted to create something unique, something with added comfort and something for everyone, while still keeping our Jim Green touch.
The Baobab Boot is inspired by the functional appeal of our two best sellers, the Razorback and African Ranger.
The durable single piece vamp from our Razorback combines with the lace up system of our African Ranger, to give you a combination like no other, that will hold up on any adventure and withstand daily wear.
We combine this with a more narrow last, although don’t let the look fool you, as this fit still caters for those with a wider foot.
The good news doesn’t end there, we have added in a leather lasting board that will gradually take to the shape of your feet and add that extra comfort and durability as time goes on.
This combines with a Mini Lug and moulded EVA sole combination, taking the comfort of this boot to another level while still offering the ruggedness of a rubber sole.
Just like the ancient Baobab Trees of Africa, that have stood for thousands of years, we see this boot cementing its roots onto our range and becoming another legend of the range.
  • Leather lasting board
  • Last: ASHM – This is standard width (for those with wide feet or wearing thick socks we suggest going a half size up from your normal Jim Green size)
  • Manufactured with a double layer of leather (2.2mm oily Nubuck leather, lined with 1.6mm calf leather)
  • Double layer of leather aids in the boots water resistant properties (not waterproof)
  • Thermoplastic toe puff and a heel stiffener for extra support
  • Midsole is secured to the upper with a double stitched 2.2mm braided nylon cord
  • Sole is made from a genuine rubber and combines with moulded EVA for added comfort
  • Stitchdown construction – Can be resoled
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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33 15 16
Additional information
UK Size

5, 5 ½, 6, 6 ½, 7, 7 ½, 8, 8 ½, 9 ½, 9, 10, 10 ½, 11, 11 ½, 12, 12 ½, 13

Reviews (5)

5 reviews for Baobab Boot

  1. Evan (verified owner)

    I ordered these boots and have had them a few weeks now. I ordered a size 12 as I thought these were walking boots, so best to get a size up. I was shocked to put this shoe on and feel how much space there was. I have very wide feet and I was disappointed by another brand buying a european size 47 before (equivalent to UK 12 in most brands) and it was too tight due to the toe box reinforcement.
    Here this shoe has a wide fit and I needed to get a good insole. I hope to order another pair of these, but in size UK 11 as I think it will be the perfect fit without an insole, and in future despite buying through the internet, I would say the size guide for this is generous. I have a 28.5cm left foot and it definitely feels like I could go down a size easily. So if I were you I would say try and order to the closest to your length in the size guide as possible.
    I ordered to Europe, as currently it doesn´t look like there are suppliers for Baobab there. This is a seriously stylish boot. It is tough and if you are a hiker, I would recommend you also invest in some zinc oxide tape to cover any of the “hot spots” the boot might make in the initial wears. This boot will last a long time so it is worth investing in the breaking in period. The material is different to what I have experienced before as it is both soft and really strong at the same time. It is hard to explain until you feel it.
    Things I think worth noting –
    The sole is amazing and the stitching is heavy duty, giving it the aesthetic cool of brands which today only pay lip-service to stitching, whilst actually having the function. This is a boot with the rare ability to crossover – I think it would be very good in a hiking/tabbing/military setting, yet it looks amazing. For the price I paid (with duties) I still think it was worth it. As said, will probably buy again, but a size down.

  2. Thurston

    Rugged yet stylish. Always looking for an excuse to wear them. Very comfortable and spacious. The quality is elite.

  3. Zirgham Raza (verified owner)

    I got my long awaited pair of baobab boots a couple of weeks ago and I am wearing them since then. I am a Jim Green fan and already have its main shoe line. They are all an amazing blend of quality and comfort with uncompromising durability. Baobab however surpasses all. It is ruggedly stylish and surprisingly comfortable both with its upper and the sole. The addition of EVA sandwiched between the lasting board and the rubber outsole is a very successful technique that adds both heft and cushioning. To my experience this is the best shoe amongst all the Tims and cats and woodlands that I enjoy. A must have shoe for all outdoor lovers.

  4. Dieter Karl Hesse

    These are some good looking boots , especially if you dress them up . They are even better looking with some miles on them . I own the Boabob, Razorback and stockman boots . I love all my Jim Green boots and will continue to support the company because of their craftsmanship, style ,quality of materials in a boot that you can’t compare to anything else in the same price range . This is a brand that goes the extra mile in providing some of the best footwear that wil last for years and years ,with proper care . The baobab where comfortable and well made from the start . The leather lasting board added the extra touch in quality and comfort . The pva will break in and your boots will become even more comfortable with the pva and leather forming to the shape of your foot . I added an extra leather inner because of my narrow feet . They are perfect now.

  5. Raphael Peters (verified owner)

    Just ordered three pairs of JG directly from South Africa to Germany. After the pair of African Rangers, that I ordered from the german store, fitted so well I got brave and ordere three more pairs, knowing I couldn’t return them if they wouldn’t fit. I feel very lucky now, cause I have four great pairs of boots now: The Afrcian Ranger, the Outback, Razorback and this gorgeos Baobab, which fits so nicely and looks great. Classicly built, modern but very plain cut. I love it.

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