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    Default Shoes for the bush

    Hello men,I'm french and I 'm looking for good shoes for my husband.He needs them to drive ,stay in campsites ,in the bush .Last year he's been bitten on his foot by a snake ,(finished at the hospital but verry bad experience) we want good shoes...What do you wear We'll arrive and stay in Midrand near Joburg before going to a road trip until Zambia....Have you adresses in this area? Thanks a lot ...

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    Default Re: Shoes for the bush

    Any decent hiking boot should be enough (Hitec, Salomon, etc). Very few boots will stand up to a intentional bite by a snake but then again it depends on the snake and where it bites on the boot.

    Variables such as leather or material, waterproof vs breathability, etc etc is all down to personal preference. I personally would select a breathable fabric boot with good ankle support that is lightweight. But many go for leather and that's their choice...

    Stick with a decent boot and that's all you can do. The most important thing to remember is to check your boots/shoes before you put them on and always wear them when walking around the campsite/bush at night.
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    Purchased Redback boots and "Freestyle",
    Both at Trappers and both very comfortable...

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    Invest in Courteney Boots. I have various pairs. Had them for nearly 20yrs.
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    Default Re: Shoes for the bush

    Looks like excelllent quality. How often do you replace?


    Quote Originally Posted by Henris View Post
    Invest in Courteney Boots. I have various pairs. Had them for nearly 20yrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Dold View Post
    Looks like excellent quality. How often do you replace?
    Replace? I just repair mine.

    Lots of the local blacks in Vic Falls wear them. Hand me downs from the boss.

    They literally last forever.

    Whenever my soles are finished, I send them in and they replace the whole bottom, with the soles. Then you can pick the soles that will suite you.

    That 4x4 sole is heavy and the stones stick in it.
    Those ripple soles are very light and they are my preference.
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