Ideal hunting footwear
Any footwear used for walking, stalking and hunting should be light, comfortable and durable. Nobody has time (or the desire for blisters) to spend weeks or months breaking in new boots. So when you pack your kit for a week in the bush, you generally start with your most comfortable pair of boots. And those will probably be your werk, dans en kerk pair. Rogue has been making footwear since 1975 so they know a thing or two about making vellies and boots. Since day one Rogue footwear has been made on the old “stitchdown” method as used by farmers and bush people of old. This is a slightly slower construction method, but is pretty robust and “bulletproof”. It allows the foot more room to spread inside the shoe and is also simple and easy enough to resole and repair – unlike the modern “throw-away” culture of many Chinese-made products.
South Africans have broad feet – that’s a fact (most of us grew up running around barefoot). So Rogue uses a wider last to build the shoe around and that’s why they only make “half”-size boots and shoes. From the humble RV5-KS suede leather vellie to the very specific RGB-PH Pro-Hunter, Rogue makes shoes and boots for all occasions. Using African buffalo, wildebeest or cowhide leather, their designs are most often inspired by own needs or the requests from various professionals out there. They make the stuff they need and they use the materials that can do the job – their own Rogue R-Sole for serious hiking/bush patrol work is made of superior-quality injection-moulded rubber and they use top-quality imported natural crepe rubber (that’s directly from the tree) for their range of stalking/hunting boots.
All Rogue products – hats, boots, vellies, bags and accessories – are proudly 100% South African made in their factory in Hazyview, Mpumalanga. They supply most leading outdoor stores in South Africa and distribute throughout Southern Africa (Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia). * For more information, contact Selke Leathercraft on 013-7377523.