(5 customer reviews)


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Foot Length (CM) UK US
21.5 3 4
22.5 4 5
23.5 5 6
24.5 6 7
25 7 8
26 8 9
27 9 10
28 10 11
29 11 12
30 12 13
31 13 14
32 14 15
33 15 16
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The Bushcat boot is our Razorbacks shorter twin brother, the spec and materials of the boots are identical with the only difference being a lower cut around the ankle. This lower cut is favoured by those spending a lot of time on their haunches and needing that extra bit of flexibility around the ankle.
Its double layer of leather upper combines with a pure rubber sole to give you superior stability, comfort and grip while its’ never say die attitude will keep you going.
  • This boot supports a lower cut around the ankle than the rest of the range
  • 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)
  • Ankle padding 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
  • With the durability and lower cut around the ankle, the Bushcat is perfect for those on their haunches most part of the day or for those not requiring the additional ankle support of the Razorback
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
21.5 3 4
22.5 4 5
23.5 5 6
24.5 6 7
25 7 8
26 8 9
27 9 10
28 10 11
29 11 12
30 12 13
31 13 14
32 14 15
33 15 16
Additional information
Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 33 × 27 × 13 cm
UK Size

3, 3 ½, 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 ½, 12, 13, 14, 15



Reviews (5)

5 reviews for Bushcat

  1. Chris

    There’s nothing as tough as these things. Bought a pair almost 20 years ago (cost me R400.. or was it R600.. back then) for use on the farm. They regularly got soaking wet from early morning dew in the veld and from irrigation, spilled diesel on them many times and oh, you know, just got generally mistreated from being my daily footwear on the farm for the first five years of their life.

    After I left the farm they became my hiking shoes, garden shoes and fulfilled many other roles.

    Here’s the thing.. I still have them – now almost 20 years later – , I still use them regularly and they’re still going strong! Oh, the soles eventually came off about 3 week ago but I had them glued and stitched back on and Voila!

    20 Years.. beat that!

    I’m elated to have found the company still exists and have a website.. and that these boots are still made. Well done Jim Green!!

  2. tjoppie11 (verified owner)

    After Wearing them for 1 day, I ordered another pair!
    Love it!

  3. Manny (verified owner)

    A big shout out to Gareth for lending me his ears and for delivering the new look Bushcat ahead of schedule.
    My brief to Gareth was simple i.e. I did not want the tired looking dark brown colour and the boots would have to be fitted a with a more hiking friendly sole which would be mainly used for light pack, day hiking on mostly maintained trails.
    What I got was the awesome looking crazy horse leather in the Houston Brown with the wedge sole option.

    Fair to say that I could not be happier with my purchase.
    As much as the new look Bushcat will never be the lightest hiking boot in its class, its reliability and durability does lie in its construction and weight.
    In my humble opinion, the Bushcat remains the best bang for your hard earned buck in the JG range.

    Can’t wait to give them a lengthy spin soon.

    Kudos to JIM GREEN!

  4. maestro (verified owner)

    A big shout out to Gareth for lending me his ears and for the speedy delivery of the ‘new look’ pair of Bushcat boots .
    My brief to Gareth was simple i.e. i would prefer an alternative leather as the dark brown leather that JG have been using on their boots was well past their sell by date.
    I also requested a more comfortable and forgiving hiking friendlier sole and opted for the OR wedge sole, which would be used mainly for light pack, day hiking on maintained trails.

    What I got is what I consider as the best bang for your hard earned buck in the JG range i.e. the Bushcat dressed in crazy horse leather and Houston brown colour.
    It is clear that the Bushcat will never be the lightest hiking boot available and that it’s reliability and strength lies in its construction and weight.

    Kudos to JG on yet another bespoke boot that will continue to stand the test of time and in my view escalate the brand to the Premier league.


  5. Jim (verified owner)

    Bought these a few weeks back. Very well made shoe, thick leather, strong sole…but be warned, they are quite roomy on the toes and this has created some heel lift.
    The shoes are also quite heavy but very solid. I dount these will fall apart anytime soon.

    I now have heel inserts with a better inner and thicker socks…Much better.

    Done a few short rocky hikes under 10km and the shoes are holding up with no issues. I also spent a bit of time conditioning up the leather to make it more supple and this has helped considerably.

    I chose this shorter boot as its just right to cover up your ankle bone without too much height. They look great and are perfect for round the house and out and about in town as well as on the trail. Certainly well worth the cost.

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