A girl's guide to rugged boots. The Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots were designed for the men and women of the anti-poaching units in Africa. These practical boots have a great purpose but are also tremendously stylish for women on safari and in the city.
What would Africa be without its wildlife? Driven by a desire to support conservation around Africa, Steve approached the anti-poaching unit in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve in South Africa to find out how The Safari Store could help. What ensued was the design and manufacture of prototype patrol boots - and extensive testing on the feet of the patrol men and women of the APU. Wholly practical and immensely comfortable, this patrol boot can't help but be stylish too - so we made them available to our clients. Wanting to do more, we periodically donate a pair, or pairs, of Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots to anti-poaching organisations - making the boots work doubly hard for conservation. Read more about the APU Boot Project.
Walk this way. Modelled on the design of a classic patrol boot, these lace-up boots in full leather are a rugged fashion accessory. From the success of Doc Martens across the decades to the footwear of choice of models in fashion magazines, the combat boot is a style item every woman needs in her shoe closet for their constant resurgence as a trend. Always in vogue, the functional combat boot has become an investment as an iconic woman's shoe.
Feel great. Look even better. Hardcore adventurer? You'll wear your Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots on the trail, through that river, over those rocks. City girl? There's no form over function here - these boots are a fashion favourite that will get you where you need to go in the urban jungle. With thick rubber soles for tried-and-tested comfort, this is the shoe you can wear anywhere - on long walking safaris, hikes, or for scaling the pavement in cityscapes. From easy outdoor style to a striking urban statement, the Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots adapt to your lifestyle.
Tucked into jeans, over stockings or leggings, laced and unlaced, or over your walking socks, you choose how you wear your Rufiji™ APU Combat Safari Boots. Scroll down to browse our visual style guide on the different ways to wear your boots.