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African Ranger Buffalo Skin

African Ranger Buffalo Skin

Regular price €240,00
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What size am I?

  • Stand vertically on a piece of paper and trace your feet. Then measure the maximum length in cm and determine your UK size
  • Please do not add anything to this. Yes, your foot needs some space because the foot moves in the shoe as it rolls. This has already been taken into account in the table when converting.
  • If you have wide feet, you don't need to add anything, as almost all Jim Green shoes are already wide. Wide width EE (almost all Jim Green models). Normal width D (e.g. Shoellie, Baobab, Numzaan) .
  • Please call us if you have any doubts. Shop with peace of mind as you can exchange your size at any time.

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30.50 12.5 47.9 13.5
31.00 13 48.5 14
31.50 14 49.5 15

Sole options

JG Sole – This sole is our lug version and is designed for grip. It's made from real rubber and feels firm to provide stability underfoot. The JG Natural Rubber option is softer but still offers the same properties. Best suited for loose gravel surfaces, rocky terrain, uneven terrain and challenging landscapes.

OR Sole – This sole is designed for a combination of grip, comfort and speed. This is made of real rubber and offers a softer feel for more walking comfort. Best suited for sandy areas, longer days on feet, quick hikes, urban areas. A great, lightweight hiker.

BR Sole – Our all-rounder option, this sole is designed for durability in the city and outdoors. It is made of real natural rubber and has a firm grip to provide stability under the foot. Ideal for days between the office and outdoors.

FA Sole – Our lightweight comfort option, this sole is designed for comfort and a sleeker look. It is made of real rubber and has a softer feel for comfort. Best suited for casual days in the city or light walks or camping trips

KH Sole – This sole is designed not to absorb mud and dirt during your daily activities, hence its “Flay” design. It's made from real rubber and feels firm to provide stability underfoot. Best suited for muddy soils or sandy areas.

Shoe care process

Step 1) First remove the loose dirt with a
dry brush.

Step 2) Use an old toothbrush that is less abrasive to clean the hard-to-reach areas and seams

Step 3) Apply saddle soap in circular motions with a damp brush or sponge. Carefully rinse off the soap without soaking the shoe and wipe it with a dry cloth.

Step 4) Allow the shoe to dry in a ventilated place for at least two days. Not near a heater.

Step 5) After the boot is clean, it's time to care for the leather. Use beeswax to maintain the water-repellent properties of the leather and to create a silky shine (only after brushing). At first the leather will be dark, but after about 3 days, as the polish absorbs and dries, it will gradually lighten.

A natural leather balm nourishes the leather equally,
However, not as water-repellent as with beeswax. The advantage, however, is that the leather does not darken as much.

For our suede options repeat Steps 1
to 2 and then select one of the following two options:

Option 1) If you prefer a lighter look and want to preserve the rough texture of the suede, we recommend using a suede cleaner and/or waterproofing spray.

Option 2) If you prefer a darker look, use beeswax or a leather balm. First, the leather becomes very dark with beeswax and dark with leather balm. After a few days it will become a little lighter as the polish absorbs and dries.

Please note that with this option the leather is smoothed, but the water-repellent properties of the leather are increased.

Do steps 3 and 4 and 5.

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The boot that gives the Rangers boots

Each year, hundreds of buffalo are removed from our local reserves for disease and population control measures, using everything left of the animal except for the skin. We decided that something had to be done.

We sent a skinning and salting team to a nature reserve (logistical nightmare) to collect these hides and prepare them for our tannery.

These pelts were purchased from the reserve, raising much-needed funds for a byproduct that should have been discarded.

By purchasing the skins we not only raise money for the reserve, but through the sale of the boots we also donate a pile of boots to rangers in need as part of our Boots for Rangers program.

A complete circular process from start to finish.

50% of rangers do not have access to sufficient boots and equipment
and over 40% have to buy their own boots.

Because the future of our wilderness areas rests in the hands of those on the ground, Jim Green Footwear and the Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) have joined forces to ensure this issue is addressed.

Inadequate ranger equipment leads to low morale and affects ranger well-being. With rangers on the front lines of our conservation areas, a pair of quality boots is essential for everyday tasks

We conducted a survey of rangers from across Africa and compiled several key points of what is needed for the ultimate all-round ranger boot. From this we present to you the African Ranger – A boot designed by Rangers for Rangers

Note: Due to the extreme conditions in which African buffalo live, the leather varies from pair to pair and each boot has a unique texture and look. The product images used show the difference between what you can get.

Longer break-in period compared to the original leathers we use as African buffalo skin is very strong and robust

  • 3 main focuses: comfort, durability and affordable price
  • 2.2mm full grain leather for added durability
  • Double-layer leather on the heel and toe to prevent increased abrasion
  • Heel and toe stiffeners between the leather layer  for additional stability
  • Soft leather collar and tongue for comfort and weight reduction
  • Steel shank between insole and sole for additional support and stability
  • Single strip sewn construction, slightly resoled
  • Double stitched construction with 2.2mm braided nylon cord
  • OR Sole: Real rubber wedge sole for the best grip, comfort and speed on sandy surfaces, longer days walking, speed hikes and urban areas.
  • A softer rubber compound (Shore Hardness 55-65) ensures the Ranger stays calm as he walks through the African bush
  • Robust hooks and eyes for attaching the feet
  • Size relatively large. If you are hesitating between two sizes, take the smaller one.
  • STC last = wide toe box, EE width
  • Made in South Africa


For every 10 pairs sold, Jim Green donates one pair to a ranger





We deliver freight free with DHL or DPD within Germany from a purchase value of €50. For a small one Surcharge We also ship express with UPS . You will receive the option during the checkout process before purchasing.

Within the European Union (including UK and Switzerland)

We ship within Europe with DHL or DPD. The freight charges Are between €9 and €25 . For a small one Surcharge we also ship Express with UPS . The exact freight costs for your delivery address and choice of shipper will be shown to you in the check-out process before purchase. From a purchase value of €300 we ship freight-free with DHL or DPD.

We charge you local VAT on the purchase price. Since we are a German shop, we show our prices with our local 19% VAT. In some European countries the VAT is slightly higher, but your purchase price remains the same.

rest of the world

We ship worldwide with DHL, DPD or UPS. The freight costs are between €29 and €55. We also ship express with UPS for a small additional charge. The exact freight costs for your delivery address and choice of shipper will be shown to you in the check-out process before purchase. From a purchase value of €500 we ship freight free with DHL or DPD.

If your shipping address is outside the European Union You are eligible to purchase tax free . During the ordering process, German VAT (19%) will be deducted from your purchase price after you enter your delivery address.

Customs and import duties

International orders shipped outside the European Union are tax-free but may be subject to customs duties and VAT in your country .
Due to new regulations, US citizens will not pay duties if the purchase price does not exceed $800. For other countries, please contact your local customs office.

We are not responsible for any additional charges and/or brokerage fees or shipping delays caused by your local customs authorities. Any freight and customs fees incurred if a shipment cannot be delivered due to your refusal will be charged to you and deducted from your purchase price upon return.