READY TO SHIP HALF COMBAT WAXI BOOTS
READY TO SHIP HALF COMBAT WAXI BOOTS
READY TO SHIP HALF COMBAT WAXI BOOTS
READY TO SHIP HALF COMBAT WAXI BOOTS
READY TO SHIP HALF COMBAT WAXI BOOTS
READY TO SHIP HALF COMBAT WAXI BOOTS
READY TO SHIP HALF COMBAT WAXI BOOTS
READY TO SHIP HALF COMBAT WAXI BOOTS

READY TO SHIP HALF COMBAT WAXI BOOTS

Rated 4.8 out of 5
24 Reviews
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$149.99
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$149.99

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The Boots:
These new-production combat boots (known as waxi boots in Africa) are manufactured by one of the original South African suppliers for the Rhodesian military and the South African Defense Force. Designed by Africans for combat in the bush and the tropics, these desert boots are durable, lightweight, and grow more handsome with age. 

During the Rhodesian bush war, Rhodesian soldiers and militia, joined by British, Irish, South African, New Zealander, Australian, American, Portuguese, and Canadian volunteers, banded together to fight for the existence of Rhodesia, the breadbasket of Africa. The three-sided proxy war pitted Rhodesian forces against tens of thousands of communist and African nationalist guerrillas backed by the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China (as well as several other African states).

The young nation of Rhodesia, snubbed by the crown after resisting the British mandate of no independence without majority rule, was largely abandoned by western nations, with the notable exception of South Africa. Rhodesia was subjected to an arms embargo, forced to make do with limited and often outdated equipment. They had to make everything they had last as long as possible, including some of the most important equipment any soldier can have: boots. Whether wielding Lee-Enfields in a beat up Volkswagen or charging the enemy on horseback with FALs, Rhodesian forces relied heavily on smuggled civilian footwear and handmade combat boots.

The boots are constructed of heavy-duty, double-stitched leather and thick rubber. Much of the construction is done by hand by expert shoemakers. Boots are tightened with full-height eyelets topped with a sturdy strap and buckle. With age and regular use, the boot's light tan color will mature to a beautiful dark brown. This progression is shown above in photo #3.

Outsoles:
Ready to ship Waxis are available in only two sole types. For more sole and size options, we offer pre-order Waxi boots which are handmade to order.

  • The Standard Lug Sole, a design reminiscent of a lineman's or logger's sole. Great all weather, all terrain performance.
  • The Anti-Track Sole, a completely flat sole and Rhodesian military legend. Widely used in the Bush War to conceal troop movements, it has no tread. This results in footprints which are too light to be visible or which appear older and washed out, confusing would-be trackers.

Insoles:

Waxi boots have mesh half insoles in them designed for walking comfortably in many environments. While you can add your own inserts for fitment or comfort, we don't suggest removing the half insole before doing so. For best results, we suggest cutting the insert in half to match the cliff edge of the half insole and better match the form of the sole overall. 

Specs:

  • Cowhide leather
  • Sturdy goodyear welted rubber soles
  • 12 Metal eyelets
  • Half gusseted tongue
  • Iconic Angle belt
  • Double stitching
  • Blessed by the spirit of Cecil Rhodes
  • Fights communism
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Rated 5 out of 5

I came

Very comfy boots. I'm a bit flat footed so I didn't really have to worry with putting new insoles in. The boots came fine as is. Worn them in dusty Florida soil multiple times, dug trenches in them, marched through the swamp, and have taken them all over the place. I frequently get compliments on them, and I'm proud to know that I own a hand-made pair of boots from nowhere else than South Africa itself.

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Rated 5 out of 5

Handmade leather boots for fairly cheap

Historical value aside, these boots are actually pretty handy. I wear mine out in the mud and they have given me fine service. I'd recommend wearing some thick socks if you're going to do serious hiking with them at first. I have also noticed fewer communists in my operational area, which is always a welcome change.

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Rated 5 out of 5

The Boot of the Free World

Incredibly comfortable and stylish, with a spacious toebox for stability and a neat anti-tracking sole.

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Rated 5 out of 5

High quality boots

The boots are very nice and feel like they are top-quality. I used them for long hikes and have nothing bad to say about them.

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Rated 4 out of 5

Good boot but runs 'UGE

Seems like a well designed boot, but you may want to order a full size down or more than usual. I typically wear a 10-10.5 wide, but picked up a 9.5 wide just for fun and holy shit. Even with full wool socks they weren't even close to fitting. Might have to pick up an 8.5 regular and see if that works.

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