"Rufiji's" (SafariLife Footwear - New Thin Sole & UK Size)

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$61.00

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How Rufiji's are made

Click here to view the photographs telling the story behind "The Everything Shoe"


The video story is included on this page. Click on the second thumbnail at left under the main image.

Our Rufiji's are handmade by a highly skilled team of Zulu and Indian workers. Follow the process below:
1. Hand Selecting the leather
2. The clicking process: The top part of the shoe or the upper is made. 
3. Closing: Here the component pieces are sewn together by highly skilled machinists to produce the completed upper.
4. Lasting room. The completed uppers are moulded into the shape of a foot with the help of a "Last". A last is a plastic shape that simulates the foot shape.
5. The finishing department: This is where the shoes are trimmed, filed, brushed and cleaned.
6. The shoe room: Here your Rufijis are checked for quality, laces are put on and they are packed.


View the story

Click here to view the photographs telling the story behind "The Everything Shoe"


The video story is included on this page. Click on the second thumbnail at left under the main image.


Further Information

*Please do check our size chart below to get the correct fit for your Rufiji shoes as these are unisex. These shoes are not standard UK sizes. If you do not have the time to do the measurements as per our size chart (as below), please order one size smaller than the UK size you would normally purchase. Again though, using the size chart is highly recommended.

About "Rufiji's" (SafariLife Footwear):
Our Rufijis all started with a trip by Safari Steve to a small leather and shoe manufacturer in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Steve was looking for one pair of shoes suitable not only for safaris, but also to wear at home, on the high street, at work, at play, in the pub and on expeditions. He did not find what he was looking for. But, the challenge of creating such a shoe excited him and so, he sat down with the master cordwainer at the small leather and shoe manufacturer and set about designing, the Everything Shoe.

Now handmade from Suede Cow Hide by the same small team of highly skilled Zulu and Indian craftsmen and women, Rufijis embody our SafariLife philosophy. SafariLife is all about the cross over between our day to day lives and our passion for the outdoors. It is a connection, a link, which we all need in our every day lives. We believe that you will not only walk many a mile in your Rufijis, but that you will experience the diversity which life has to offer. Every day.

Our Rufijis are made from high quality leathers and materials:
Upper:Suede Cow Hide, 1.6 -1.8 mm
Lining:Cow calf lining, 1-1.2mm
Insole:Leather Veg Tanned with a Eva runner of 3mm
Sole: Sole is from crepe. This is not the natural crepe.
And more: Eyelets are made from steel with an antique brass finish; Braided flat laces. Sole thread is a braided 1 mm thread.


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