“Spanning approximately 270km over 13 challenging days, this awe-inspiring trek takes hikers through the rugged terrain of the Drakensberg mountains, offering breathtaking vistas and unforgettable experiences along the way.”
It all started when a pair of Jim Green Razorbacks arrived at Alex’s door. From the moment he put them on his feet and laced them up, his feet felt at home. A feeling every hiker welcomes with excitement and enthusiasm. Alex had decided that these boots needed a real test and so with a group of friends they set out on the adventure of a lifetime, hiking the much-revered Drakensberg Traverse.
The Drakensberg Traverse is known to any avid hiker and is a grueling challenge. The multi-day hike tests both physical endurance and mental resilience. Spanning approximately 270km over 13 challenging days, this awe-inspiring trek takes hikers through the rugged terrain of the Drakensberg mountains, offering breathtaking vistas and unforgettable experiences along the way. From summiting six prominent peaks to traversing countless mountains, the journey demands unwavering determination and a spirit of adventure. Join us as we uncover the beauty, trials, and triumphs of the Drakensberg Traverse, an expedition that will leave you forever changed. “The boots to me feel as if they mould around rocks and surfaces while still giving such strong support.” The wider toe box of our shoes has brought comfort and support to countless people that have suffered through the years before discovering Jim Green Footwear. With 20kgs on his back every day, Alex powered through the rough terrain effortlessly thanks to the durability of the Razorback. At the end of the journey of a lifetime, a profound sense of accomplishment washed over Alex and his group.
“Of all the products out there. To acquire such well-made shoes these days are hard to come by and for the price they are sold at, it is just amazing. It is accessible to most which for me is a huge plus and reflection on the integrity of the brand.”
“The boots you make at Jim Green are incredible. Thank you for this proudly South African Boot.”