WILD ABOUT STYLE
Rufiji™ APU Combat Boots

A girl's guide to rugged boots. The Rufiji™ APU Combat 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.

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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, for every pair bought, we donate a pair of Rufiji™ APU Combat Boots to anti-poaching organisations - making the boots work doubly hard for conservation. Read more about the APU Boot Project here.

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 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 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 Boots. Scroll down to browse our visual style guide on the different ways to wear your boots.

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Boots that look great on safari and in the city.

The Rufiji APU Boots on safari
The Rufiji APU Boots on safari

Hardcore meets feminine
Wear the Rufiji™ APU Combat Boots with the Rufiji™ Safari Shirt Dress and the Rufiji™ Leather Belt for a rugged safari look.

The Rufiji APU Boots in the city
The Rufiji APU Boots in the city
The Rufiji APU Boots in the city

The urban explorer
The Rufiji™ APU Combat Boots are easily paired with a Mara&Meru™ tee, a BUGTech™ shirt, and your favourite jeans for casual urban style.

The Rufiji APU Boots in Paris
The Rufiji APU Boots in Paris

From Paris with love
Wear the Rufiji™ APU Combat Boots with stockings and a coat to create a unique European style that is comfortable, practical, and sophisticated.


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Send your APU Boot adventure photos to service@thesafaristore.com or use #APUboots on social media to show us how you are wearing your Rufiji™ APU Combat Boots.

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