African Ranger Barefoot Boot – Houston Black

(5 customer reviews)


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Embrace Nature with the African Ranger Barefoot Boot

The African Ranger Barefoot Boot is all about keeping things natural and comfy for your feet. It’s like giving your feet a smooth ride on level ground. Plus, there’s lots of space up front in the toe area, so your big toe and pinkie toe can spread out without feeling squished against the sides. These boots are like your foot’s best friend – they’re super flexible and can bend and twist just like your foot would. The soles are thin, so you can feel the ground beneath you better. Going barefoot-style is where the magic happens. No need to worry about springs in your toes or fancy arch support. These boots let your feet do their thing naturally. So, if you’re all about comfy, flexible, and feet-happy footwear, the barefoot boot is where it’s at!
  • The boot is designed with 3 main focus areas: Comfort and Durability while at an Affordable price.
  • The Anvil sole is designed to mimic the feel of walking any terrain barefoot, while giving you extra grip and protection.
  • The Toe, Heel and Eyelet area are manufactured with a double layer of 2.2mm nubuck leather for added durability.
  • The Heel stiffener is built in for ankle support and protection.
  • The soft leather collar and tongue for comfort and weight reduction.
  • A leather midsole for added comfort, flexibility and feel under foot.
  • The heavy-duty speed hooks and eyelets to help secure your feet.
  • The leather midsole is secured to the upper with a double stitched 2.2mm braided nylon cord.
  • As with all our boots, these can be resoled due to their double stitch down construction.
  • Last: Zero Drop (This offers a wide fit and extra room that allows for a more natural barefoot experience)
  • Weight: 2.34 lbs (Size 9 US)
  • Laces: 47.24 inches
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 (Inch) US
9.65" 7
9.75" 7 ½
9.85" 8
10.125" 8 ½
10.24" 9
10.4375" 9 ½
10.63" 10
10.75" 10 ½
11.02" 11
11.125" 11 ½
11.42" 12
11.81" 13
12.20" 14
Reviews (5)

5 reviews for African Ranger Barefoot Boot – Houston Black

  1. ml.wright75

    So I own 2 pairs of the barefoot ranger and have ordered a custom Vellie with the barefoot last. These are great boots and a company that’s really easy to work with. These are highly flexible and comfortable out of the box but there is a period of break in (to be assumed with leather boots). A few days of walking around and wear and all of a sudden they are much more flexible and comfortable on your feet. These are easily all day boots, no foot fatigue whether walking outside or standing on hard surfaces. All in all a really great addition to barefoot wear! Highly recommend!!

  2. Matt (verified owner)

    these boots are great
    jim greens worked with rose anvil to increase the quality even more which really sold me on these boots

    all leather, no inner liner just solid high quality leather, i dont like liners they deteriorate over time so i was attracted to these boots

    they are smooth on the inside i dont feel any seems or ridges so they must be trimmed and sewn with precision inside

    when i first put them on the sole felt like a board and i was concerned but they are already beginning to conform to my feet and i feel comfortable in them like no other shoe or boot i have every had

    wide toe box gives me toes room to move and breathe

    some people said these are “floppy” but i have to admit that is a a reason that i like them they are non-constricting and comfortable and breathe

    they are supportive i was walking on a hill with them and i felt secure
    i just plan to use the in the yard nothing extreme

    the one negative was on close inspection one of the eyelets were not properly stamped i thought about returning them but 2/3 of the eyelet was intact so i got out a file and smoothed it out, but i read another reviewer say the same thing about his boots, so i hope the get that resolved on the production line, for this price they should all be stamped correctly in my opinion, but i doubt the eyelet will fall apart so i just let it go, but it was almost a deal breaker

  3. Adrian (verified owner)

    Just received my first pair of JG BF african rangers, very impressed with the comfort and build quality off the jump. Didn’t know if I should’ve gotten a 14 or a 13.5 ,but glad I went for the smaller because they fit just right ,but not tight! Only thing I’d change about the shoe if I could would for it to be completely lace up without the hooks ,but thats just my preference and knew what I was buying, all in all I’d recommend these boots, the black looks sleek & they felt good when I was out shopping and walking around, recommend! also fast shipping is A+

  4. Ryan (verified owner)

    I was expecting comfort, but these are surprisingly way more comfortable than I would’ve thought right out of the box. If you are used to wearing flatter shoes you will have no problem adjusting to these. Since there isn’t a steel shank, there is next to no break in time. I love how durable yet flexible they are. There is also plenty of breathing room in the toe for me personally. Excited to see how long they last because I can tell its going to be a very long time.

  5. Max Dill (verified owner)

    I am a barefoot shoe guy through and through, and these hit the spot for flat out comfort, get it? flat. Any how puns aside I love these and they are perfect for hiking, light work activities, and just standing on any surface. Good job Jim Green, keep up the barefoot boot revolution!

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