African Ranger Barefoot Boot – Walnut Veg Tan

(4 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 Veg retanned 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 (4)

4 reviews for African Ranger Barefoot Boot – Walnut Veg Tan

  1. Wyatt (verified owner)

    I have never owned or worn a pair of barefoot shoes or boots before. Nor have I ever owned a pair of Jim Green’s. I have always worn square toe cowboy boots as well as 8” logger boots for work and casual use. I have rather large and very flat feet, typically wear a 13EE. Barefoot shoes are something that I’ve been interested in trying because I enjoy walking around actually barefoot a lot of the time and wanted to try something new. Stumbled across these boots and this is my first impression.

    Likes: -The materials, fit, and finish of these boots are some of the highest quality I’ve found out of many different brands
    -Super comfortable on my feet

    Dislikes: -In terms of style they are not my favorite looking boots, this is really not a nock at the boots, it’s just a personal preference. To be fair I’ve never had a pair of boots in this style, but these were much better looking than the competition.
    -The only thing I really don’t like about these boots at all is the gusseted tongue. I understand the purpose of a gusseted tongue and this one definitely does the job, however this boot’s tongue seems way too big. When I lace them up, I end up with the tongue bunches up a lot from all the extra material and I feel like I have a high volume foot and large ankles. Again, this probably more of a personal preference.

    Conclusion: These are very comfortable and very high quality boots. The leather is beautiful and the soles feel grippy and durable for what I would expect from a barefoot boot. Only time will tell but I would say I will be a repeat Jim Green customer and more than likely more Barefoot boots. Check out rose anvil on YouTube to learn more about these boots.

  2. Chris (verified owner)

    I’ve been a long-time barefoot shoe person. I have been waiting for a boot like this for a long time. I absolutely love these boots. Very little break-in required, super comfortable. I ended up going down half a size, the boots are very wide and high volume, perfect for my hobbit feet. I have not had them long enough to comment on durability, but these will mostly be worn in an office so I doubt I will test that. But I will probably end up getting one of the nubuck versions too as a beater boot.

  3. Lucas Hoffman (verified owner)

    The boots are solid and well made. They are breaking in nicely and the sole is very flexible for such a heavy-duty boot. My only complaint is that there are pencil marks where they marked the spot to stitch the added leather the eyelets are in on my right boot and a green spot that looks like a dye splatter. I wouldn’t mention it if it wasn’t that I chose this pair to be worn around my office. Regardless, it’s a smart boot and looks good for casual wear as well as hiking. Worth the money.

  4. Stephen W

    Only a week in but I love these boots. Great quality and comfy out of the box. A little break in around the tongue but pretty mild for new boots. Can’t wait to buy a second pair.

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