Razorback

(31 customer reviews)

$139.00

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Tough as Africa – built to last

The Jim Green Razorback boot is inspired by Africa, designed to take on the daily outdoor and work challenges that come with the harsh terrain. Its double layer of leather upper combines with a pure rubber sole to give you superior stability, comfort and grip.
For over 25 years, the Jim Green Razorback has been the choice of South Africa’s’ safari lodges and outdoor enthusiast. Famous for its never say die attitude and respected for its durability. No other boot is more versatile, from mountain tops to factory floors, the Razorback is ready for any challenge.
Mile after mile, year after year, the Razorback, an old friend you can always count on to get you from here to there in rugged comfort.
  • 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
  • https://jimgreenfootwear.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=2364&action=edit#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
  • Due to the double layer of leather the Razorback can tackle all kinds of terrain, making it ideal for the outdoor worker or hiker requiring that extra bit of toughness
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 (31)

31 reviews for Razorback

  1. Petrus Claassen (verified owner)

    Received my boots today! Absolutely a solid pair of hiking boots, great quality and workmanship, fits perfectly.

  2. sean (Amazon customer)

    I bought these because I wanted a durable and resoleable alternative to most hiking boots on the market that don’t break the bank. They’re a little taller and heavier than a standard Merrell MOAB mid, but not by much. Toe box has enough space, and will probably be fine for when I switch to my heavier socks. Tongue and ankles are well padded as well, and should be comfortable for a long day. I plan to use these as a hiking and fieldwork boot along with some Jim Green Stockmans I purchased recently.

  3. Deb Harker (Amazon Review)

    I’ve had them for about a month and a half now and they’ve been put through the paces. I’d been looking for a pair of reliable work boots/hikers/shit kickers and seen Jim Green’s presence in this group so I figured I’d give them a shot. They just recently got distribution within the states so I was able to order a pair through Amazon.

    Price: $130 USD

    Sizing: True to size. The last these are built on is quite roomy in the toe portion.

    Pros:
    -Uniquely South African, eccentric branding/colors
    -Goodyear welted
    -Quality lug sole, very durable
    -Padded ankle and tongue, the reinforcement makes them very easy to slip on and off- very comfortable to walk in because of the padding
    -Leather lined, yellow calf lining in ankle portion
    -Strong eyelets and speed hooks, I wasn’t able to get them to bend by hand
    -Celastic toe- steel toe versions also available
    -Decent full grain leather, not Red Wing quality but good considering the price point.
    -Minimal break-in required, as soon as I got them I was able to put them on and go to work

    Cons:
    -Creasing along welt- this may be due to the custom orthotics I have inside of them, however.
    -Prominent grain break on the vamp of the right boot
    -***Stock insole is low quality, I immediately swapped them out for some custom insoles instead.

    Verdict: Fantastic boots for the price. It’s always a good idea to temper your expectations if something seems too good to be true, but these boots were a nice surprise. To the best of my knowledge the creasing/grain break could just be an issue with my pair, but ultimately it’s a non-issue for me- I bought these to be work boots and hikers so I don’t expect them to be pretty anyway.

    ***As far as the insole is concerned, Jim Green actually reached out to me (I also posted this review on YouTube) to let me know that the next batch of boots heading stateside will have leather/poron inserts- this won’t change the price, either. Really cool to see them address criticism, good on them.***

    One last thing regarding the construction- the midsole isn’t leather, since it’s $130. I’m not sure what the material is but it’s flexible and seems to be pretty durable, so I doubt there will be any long-term issues.

  4. Miguel (Amazon Customer)

    I bought this boot following an online review, I had to wait a bit for my size (11) to be available but the wait was worth it. The boot fits as well as my other size 11 boots and having an all leather upper is a welcome feature since it allows the feet to breathe well and the perspiration to evaporate quicker.

    The break-in took about 15 miles and then the boots are comfortable, however the break-in was brutal. I developed a large blister on the back of the right heel as well as a small blister on the top of the right toe. I should mention that I believe if I had taken a more sedate approach doing short walks there would not have been blisters. Instead upon receipt of the boots I put them on and went out on a three mile (5 kilometers) urban walk about.

    I would recommend three changes although I realize the price is very likely to go up. These changes are: (1) Use leather for the footbed, (2) Delete the insole or include a higher quality one (my insole was flat at the 40 mile mark), and (3) Install an additional lace eyelet by the toes.

    Overall I am very satisfied with the boots and I have recommended it to my coworkers and friends.

  5. Bad Bob (Amazon Customer)

    It has become routine for me to expect new shoes to fail or have fatal design flaws making them unwearable. Whether this is due to global manufacturing standards and methods or other causes, it seems to be a problem in pricey labels and cheaper ones. A pair of new Merrells with the sole coming unstuck, Keens wearing out early, etc.

    Got a pair of ‘Vellies’ from Jim Green and was really impressed with fit and function. These Razorbacks are right in there also. Although my left pinky toe was stubbed really badly a couple of weeks ago, these cradle the tender spot smoothly.

    There are boots with thicker leather uppers or tougher soles (costing 2-3x as much), but I dare say, not better quality at this price. Only caveat, for me at any rate, is the need for an extra arch support under the supplied insole (which is excellent quality otherwise).

  6. Justus (Amazon Customer)

    I got my first pair of Jim Green’s when I was a teenager and they kept me going for many years on many hikes and adventures. Today, 15 years later I rediscovered the brand and purchased a pair of Razorbacks and what an absolute joy its been!

    There was no break in at all, just slip them on, tie and go! All around great boot that fitted me perfectly, providing amazing ankle support. There’s plenty of toe room at the top and great traction on trails and rocks.
    Build quality is top notch, I would say these are perfect for trekking days on end whether it be paths, rocky trails, or in mud, these handle all those conditions.

    Highly highly recommend getting a pair!!!

  7. Viking Wolf (Amazon Customer

    Nice deep teeth in the sole, great pliable leather uppers and a great classic bush look. Removable foot bed and very comfortable. Wore them around the house for a couple days then took them out into the mud and rocks of Pennsylvania. They did extremely well and had a great bite into the dirt and mud. You can’t beat the classic design and great attention to detail in these boots.

  8. John Reinders

    These boots are 100% worth it. They’ll get the job done and you just can’t beat quality at this price.

    -Background-
    I had been wanting some general work / hiking boots for a while. More specifically, I wanted a pair of boots that would last me years and when the time came I could get them resoled, but I didn’t want it to cost me an arm and a leg. While doing some research I started seeing Jim Green pop-up on a few Instagram pages I follow. Everything written about them was good, and the price point was hard to ignore so I purchased a pair.

    -Sizing/Fit-
    Bought these in a size US 12D, which is what I wear in basically much everything. They fit perfectly and are pretty comfortable. From what I understand, the company is looking at potentially upgrading their insole to leather, but what’s used now works just fine and if needed down the road I can just use an insert. The toe box is a bit roomy, but I like that – IMO nothing worse than cramped toes.

    -Overall impression-
    I’m super pleased with these. They fit great, meet my need and they really feel like they’ll last. It’s nice to be able to buy some quality footwear at this price point and know that it’ll get the job done AND you wont have to buy another pair a year later.

    -Random notes-
    Jim Green will replace the footbed and laces if doing a resole through them. I’m not sure what the cost is for doing a resole, especially shipping form the U.S., but I’m sure you could reach out to them and they’d let you know. On a related note, their customer service is amazing. I had asked several questions about the construction (stitch down if anyone was wondering) and materials used, and I received several timely and informative responses.

  9. Tucker (Amazon Customer)

    Great fit, double stitchdown construction, and an amazing price make for a really valuable boot. I am very happy with my Razorbacks and intend to pick up more Jim Greens asap!

  10. Peter Belford (Amazon Customer)

    I liked this product. I collect many boots and saw my favorite YouTube Rose Anvil give a quick review of one of their other boots and I wanted to give them a try. They are very high quality leather, full grain I believe, and are good for applications in uneven terrain. My feet feel well planted to the ground and I feel comfortable wearing them. Amazing product

  11. Sam Green (Amazon Customer)

    The build quality and fit and finish of these boots well exceeded my expectations. They seem to be hitting well above the 130 dollar price. They seem more like a 300 dollar boot. Can’t wait to see how these are after they’re broken in.

  12. Arroyo Cambell (Amazon Customer)

    bought a pair of these for work then i ended up buying another pair of Jim greens for hiking and casual wear because they’re so nice for the money. They also are super active on their social media’s and will answer any questions really quickly.

  13. Darren Drake (Amazon Customer)

    This is my second pair of Jim Greens. I have the stockman but wanted a pair of the razorbacks. The Razorback has the same high quality features as the stockman. It is a leather boot that is lined with leather. They are very comfortable and break in with minimal wear. The sole is very aggressive and made of rubber like most of their boots. You can’t go wrong with a set of Jim Greens. They are a high quality yet affordable boot backed by fantastic customer service.

  14. Cj Hodson

    Amazing quality! Kind of shoes I haven’t seen since my youth. The kind you resole a few times and use your entire lifetime, not the disposable shoes sold by most today. Tough, indestructible hiking boots!

  15. Steve Attwood (verified owner)

    I ordered and just received my Razorbacks. I ordered my usual size (10.5) but found the boots small and narrow. I need an E width and these just didn’t quite work. I’m trying to return them, so let’s see how that goes

  16. J. Lebbink

    I live in the Netherlands. I bought these boots on the 8th of November, they were delivered to me on the 16th. From South-Africa to the Netherlands, I feel that is some speedy delivery. The shoes look great in person and I paid 147 euro’s in total for the shoes, some extra insoles, transport and VAT.

    I won’t be wearing these shoes myself but will give them to my Cuban father in law. He can use some good shoe as he lives in country side. Maybe I will leave another review in a while once they have lived a there for some time.

  17. Raymond Robbins (verified owner)

    I’ve been eyeing the Razorbacks for some time now, but could never come up with a good enough excuse to buy them. Well, I just got a new job where I will be outside quite a bit, so I decided it was now or never. Shipping was speedy. Upon receiving the boots, I was very impressed with their quality. There are a few minor imperfections here and there, but its still a bargain at the price. After applying two coats of Obenauf’s lp, I’ve begun breaking them in. Not the funnest time, breaking in a new boot, but I imagine these will be very comfortable after a dozen miles or so. Depending on how these hold up in the long-run, Jim Green may have a lifetime customer. Just make sure not to change anything!

  18. LARRY W ROSS (verified owner)

    Purchased a pair of Razorbacks, could not be any happier. The customer service, the quality of the boot make for a great company and a great returning customer. I wear my Razorbacks all the time, I look at several other manufacturers, but for the price and the quality it was a no-brainer.

  19. Larry B (verified owner)

    Once Americans catch on to the level of quality Jim Green is putting out at the price they are selling their boots at I think both sides will see substantial gains all around. There is no other boot brand that compares in a quality per dollar value. For those who pay attention to the boot industry and know the build requirements and components that make quality footwear you almost have to buy Jim Greens. Sure you can complain about minor lacks of refinement here or there but again the boots people are comparing them to are nearly double the price and in many ways Jim Greens have the same or superior materials being used. Absolute must buy I
    IMO. My only wish is if I could find an American boot maker doing this but sadly there are none at this price point.

  20. Wesley Best (verified owner)

    I only have a few hours in my boots so far but man, these are impressive. The build quality is great and the fit feels like they were built just for my foot.
    I look forward to wearing these boots.

  21. LARRY W ROSS (verified owner)

    Have a pairing day of the hiking boots. I can truly say I’m incredibly impressed with the quality in the fit. I’m a US client, their customer service is second to none and the quality of product is simply phenomenal. Could not be happier getting ready to buy a pair of tan.

  22. Ryan Brazie (verified owner)

    I love almost everything about them, almost. For the price they feel very very well made. I have wore almost every type of work boot you can imagine up to the 400$usd range and for the price these are spectacular. The only thing I do not like is the toe box. I have enough room length wise but the top portion of the toe box is too close to the top of my foot and it is pushing into my big toe quite badly. I’m hoping this will break in over time. Other than that, I love them.

  23. Andrew Humphrey (verified owner)

    My complaint has less to do with the feel of the boots and more in the quality control or lack there of and how the boots where shapes. First how they where shipped they came to me in a box that was far to big for the shoe box so when it was shipped the shoes box was through all over the inside of the shipping box damaging not only the shoe box but the the shoes themselves. Because when i open the shoe box all that was in there to either separate the shoes so the did not hit each other or to make sure they did not move around was i kid you not a little peace of tissue paper. So the shoes came to me with the sides bent almost in half. Now for the quilts control when i looked at the shoes there was missing rubber on the soles, the thread for the welt had lose parts in at least 2 or 3 places, to be honest it is so bad i wont be surprised if the first time it rains my feet get soaked and i have to replace the soles in a few months. And yes I understand these boots are not water proof but a Goodyear welted boot if done right is very very water resistant. Now I understand these boots are work boots and that they only cost around $140. So to a certain extent i am willing to forgive quilts control issues. However just because they are only $140 does not mean that they need to come to me with some of the worst quilt control i have ever seen and a be shipped in a box with no packaging to make sure they don’t move around, and they could have used something as simple as paper not that hard or expensive. All in all if these cost me anymore then they did i would send them back, however i will not be buying anything more from this company.

  24. Relebohile ntene

    Very good boots

  25. Aloysius Rhinebeck (verified owner)

    I recently purchased the Jim Green razorback boots,and was first impressed with the quick turnaround time, received my order in about a week of payment. They looked very well made out of the box, nice fresh leather smell too. They were a little snug for the first few wearings,thought they were a half size too small at first, but after break in are like gloves for my feet..!
    I can spend the whole day at work in them no problem now. Think these would stack up against stuff twice or 3 times the price…
    Quite a deal for shoes that fit like they were made just for me !!
    Keep it up Jim Green

  26. Ryan (verified owner)

    Storage and climate seems to be an issue. 1/3 of the metal was rusted.

  27. Leonard B (verified owner)

    Just got my pair today and am quite impressed! Tried out the Alico Guide and the Eddie Bauer K-6 which are in the same price range and they don’t even come close to these for fit and quality. Time will tell but from the reviews and InterTube videos my guess is these are going to do the job for a long time to come.

  28. Ryan Glenn (verified owner)

    Got recommended to these online by Carl Murawski, boots are high quality and are comfortable out of the box and after a few weeks of work they seem to be holding up good. But the place Jim Green really shined is their customer service, I initially bought a size 11 and the fit was too tight in the left shoe and I exchanged them and got another pair in 3 days. Very pleased

  29. ryang0314 (verified owner)

    Got recommended to this company by Carl Murawski and after wearing for a few weeks at very pleased. The boots were comfortable out the box and perfect for work outside. The place Jim Green shines is their customer service, I had to exchange a pair because my left foot was a little to tight and had to exchange a pair. I got a different pair of 11.5s in a couple days with no hassle. Very Pleased.

  30. FELIPE RODARTE (verified owner)

    I have never been so impressed by such a value filled boot. The price is fantastic for the amount of quality that you get. I believe the break in period is different for everyone for me I felt it most in the heel area but nothing too bad. I worked in these boots an entire day in dry dusty conditions and they held up perfectly just dusted them off and got them ready for the next day. Fantastic boots for the price and I am looking forward to seeing and purchasing more products from Jim Green.

  31. Ernest Miller (verified owner)

    I am generally pleased with the razorback boots. The materials and build quality are very good. The only problem I’ve had a problem is with blisters on my heels. The cause is that the leather in the back of the inside of the heel is rough where it should be smooth, so that it tries to prevent the heel from moving up and down, thus causing a blister. I hope I have solved the problem by removing the nice leather insoles and putting in some from running shoes. These insoles have a heel cup that moves the heel slightly forward.

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EXCHANGES AND RETURNS

The fastest and easiest way to get the correct size, color or style onto your feet to start your adventures in a pair of Jim Green boots is to place a new order.

Your original order must then be sent back to our depot in their unworn condition with their original box and inserts within 30 days of their delivery.

In the returned box please include a copy of your original order and a written note of your request.

Once received at the depot your order will then be refunded by a credit to your original method of payment, provided all the above criteria is met.

Once received all refunds will be processed within 10 business days.

To return your pair please email [email protected] to be issued with a return label.