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African Ranger – Brown

(15 customer reviews)

$169.00

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The Boot that Puts Boots onto Rangers

50% of Rangers don’t have access to sufficient Boots and Gear and over 40% are required to purchase their own Boots.
With the future of our wilderness areas in the hands of those with boots on the ground Jim Green Footwear and The Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) have come together to make sure this issue is addressed.
Inadequate gear for rangers leads to a low morale and effects rangers wellbeing. With Rangers being on the front line of our conservation areas a quality pair of boots is essential for everyday tasks
We put out a survey to Rangers from Across Africa and from that pulled together various focus points as to what is needed in the ultimate all round Ranger Boot. From that we give to you the African Ranger – A Boot Designed By Rangers For Rangers
Follow our journey through our social channels or contact us for further information.
  • The boot is designed with 3 main focus areas: Comfort and Durability while at an Affordable price
  • The wedge sole is designed to grip while the softer rubber compound keeps the Ranger quiet when walking through the African bush
  • Toe, Heel and Eyelet area manufactured with a double layer of 2.2mm full grain leather for added durability
  • Heel and Toe stiffeners for added durability, support and protection
  • Soft leather collar and tongue for comfort and weight reduction
  • A steel shank between the insole board and sole offers extra support and stability
  • Heavy duty hooks and eyelets to secure feet
  • Insole is secured to the upper with a double stitched 2.2mm braided nylon cord
  • Can be resoled – Stitch down construction
  • Last: STC (This is a wide fit and offers a roomy and rounded toe box)
  • Sole: OR (This sole is designed for a combination of grip, comfort and speed. It is a genuine rubber and of a softer feel to provide comfort under foot)
  • Weight: 1.24 kg (Size 8)
  • Laces: 120 cm
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 (15)

15 reviews for African Ranger – Brown

  1. Aaron Harker (verified owner)

    Love mine! The leather is thick and supple, it’s got a great hand feel. So far there’s been no break-in period, these are incredibly comfortable. You can’t find a better value for this price.

  2. Andrew (verified owner)

    This is my first pair of Jim Green’s and I love the boots so far. Very comfortable out of the box with minimal break-in. The leather is soft and looks really nice and the overall construction is top-notch. I love the wide toe-box on these boots, my toes don’t feel cramped and you get plenty of feel through the soles without it being uncomfortable. I gave them a coat of beeswax before wearing them out in the snowy conditions and they took it very well, water beads right off and no salt staining. I have been very impressed in the short time I have had these boots. Time will tell, but I think I might be a Jim Green customer for life.

    Sizing

    I bought a size 11 which is what I wear in most of my other boots (mainly Danner’s) and I would say that these are about a 1/4 size bigger. Not enough for me to size down, but something worth noting.

  3. Avery (verified owner)

    Perfect!

    I have 2 pairs of the razors and a pair of vellies.
    These fit me like the vellies size 12, plenty of toe room .
    In the razors I wear a 12 1/2 in case anyone is wondering about size.

    I had to exchange these and it was an immediate exchange and refund! Love this brand.

  4. Jason

    I pre ordered these boots. I’m so picky about my boots, it borders on obsessive. I bought 5 different pairs in the last 4 months only to return them all. Goldilocks, I know. This style is on point. I get compliments every day since they arrived. Ive been wearing Rossi work boots for several years for their comfort, easy on-off and bulletproof quality. No ankle support though. I’m a plumber, I need solid, comfortable boots. I tried redwings, but they’re too heavy and clunky. I tried Keens, but they’re too soft and cheaply made. These boots showed up and fit wonderfully right out of the box. Most comfortable boots I own, period. If these boots last half as long as they seem like they will, I’ll be very happy. The wide toe box lets my feet totally spread out for all day comfort. I will now be wearing Jim Green boots. Going to order another pair now. You never know. I wear a size 11 running shoe. Size 11 Jim Green.

  5. Tony (verified owner)

    Great pair of boots. Lightweight and but still feel like work horses. I definitely think they’ll quickly become a favorite especially once good and broken in. Can’t go wrong and folks at Jim Green are great to deal with.

  6. Devin (verified owner)

    Excellent boots. Super comfortable right out of the box. And those side panels of leather are… Dare I say… Decadent. Thick leather throughout except for the gusseted tongue. I like how the heel stiffener is actually behind the leather upper with another piece of leather on top of it. This method makes it so a heel counter isn’t needed. The toe area is a true double layer of leather not just stitched to look like it. These boots are it. I like the wedge sole more than I thought. These are going to be high mileage stompers for sure. I thought the toes seemed a bit clowny in view while wearing them but that’s really due to the wide toe box and double layered toe cap. From profile they’re verrry handsome. I appreciate the padded collar. They’re unlined and have that delicious leather smell. I’m blown away by how great these are. From profile they remind me of the Danner 917 shoes. Not throwing shade but these are better as they’re resoleable, use thick pieces of leather, and a much more attainable price point. I went back and forth deciding between these and the fudge crazy horse color but I couldn’t be happier with my selection. These are absolutely it. Happy to help out those Rangers too.

  7. rick (verified owner)

    I live in USA .
    I just received my Africa Ranger boots . Took only days to be at my door step
    These boots are super nice . The leather felt it was condition , but I always apply Bick4 leather conditioner before wearing. The inserts I’m funny about . I don’t like there inserts but I don’t like any Shoe or boot inserts from manufacturer. I have custom inserts I use . Very comfy with my inserts
    The fit was dead on for me. I order 10 1/2 us
    I normally wear Redwings 10 , 10 1/2 and 11 depends of which style of redwings I get
    The build of these boots are top of the game
    I’m going break these in over next week
    I rate these 10 .

  8. Scott Long (verified owner)

    These boots are incredible! I got these for the sole purpose of casual wear. I’m a boot guy so I wear cowboy (Ariat & Tecova), and hiking (Asolo, and Lowa).

    Break-in period for me was about 30 minutes of walking around. Sizing is odd, I find the African Rangers run about a quarter to half size bigger. Nearly every pair of boots I own were professionally fitted and range from US mens 9-10. I purchased a 9.5 and they were to big, exchanged for a 9 and they fit perfectly.

    The quality is astonishing and looking forward to them aging. My wife and coworkers say they are the quietest boots I own. I typically wear cowboy boots to the office but since I bought these Rangers, that’s all I’ve been wearing.

  9. Pete (verified owner)

    No real break in, they were comfortable out of the box. Originally ordered an 11 my normal size I had to send them back for a 10 1/2 excellent fit. No problem sending them back and getting the right size. Customer service was great. I’ll definitely be a return customer to Jim Green.

  10. Levi (verified owner)

    Absolutely love my African Rangers. 3 months of wear ranging from casual to hiking to landscaping and firewood and they are always up to the task. Great craftsmanship and build quality. Roomy fit with minimal to no break in. I genuinely look forward to putting them on and would highly recommend them.

  11. Nathan

    Got these and the Razorbacks in US size 10, fit perfectly and the break in was not too bad for me just wore thick, wool socks. They look great, feel great and they have been holding up very well to hiking, hunting and work. Would definitely recommend.

  12. Nathan

    Fantastic boots, these and the Razorbacks. Only took a few days to break them in. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a pair of excellent, affordable leather boots.

  13. Corey MacNeil (verified owner)

    Incredibly comfortable under foot. The wide toe box is nice as well. I found them to be a little loose when I where really thin socks but if you wear a nice mid weight sick they fit very nicely. I wear these as an alternative to my Razorbacks and so far they are holding up really well. I also found them to be near silent when walking so don’t be surprised when you accidentally scare people when walking up to them

  14. seth

    I received these some months ago. I have since worn these in some very rugged and steep terrain all with the original insole. After nearly 50 miles in them, I did add a Dr. Scholl insole and the boots are even better.

    I like the tongue and how it keeps dirt, seeds and more out.

    I treated the leather and clean them after each rugged use. Before treating the leather, I did stand in a stream for about 30 minutes while doing trail maintenance. They got soaked and muddy but they are fine.

    The toe box is wide and is reinforced. The wide toe box does look a little odd while wearing them and when looking down at them but no one has said a thing. The wide toe box gives my toes lots of room especially when descending very steep slopes.

  15. Colin (verified owner)

    The leather on the brown version is very soft, and prone to tearing. Tore a gouge in the toe of mine the first day wearing them out. Otherwise, not bad. Wouldn’t recommend for work. Maybe the crazy horse version. But mine didn’t stand up to it.

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