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Rogue RDB-1 Desert Boots


Rogue RDB-1 Desert Boots


Brand: Rogue
Weight: 1100 g         19 reviews
The Rogue RDB1 Desert Boot is a light and comfortable everyday boot, designed primarily as travel/safari footwear. With a lightweight crepe sole and soft suede uppers, it's a boot that is supremely comfortable, yet strong enough for walking in the bush.

Thanks to its simple, traditional design in light suede, the Desert Boot is smart enough to be worn as evening wear. The boot features high, padded sides for comfort when walking, and is soft enough to be worn with or without socks.

When we started making footwear in 1976, we set out to make functional, hard-working and durable footwear, using superior leathers, soles and quality fittings. All our footwear is constructed using the tried-and-tested 'Stitchdown' method for comfort. Our shoe moulds are all in half-sizes for a more generous and spacious fit.

  • Lightweight travel boot
  • Supple crepe sole
  • Soft suede uppers
  • Padded ankle support
  • A generous and spacious fit
  • Colour: Sand
  • Weight: 1100 g in size 9 1/2
  • Please note that the colour of laces may vary


  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched free via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 30 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Rogue RDB-1 Desert Boots is rated 5/5 based on 19 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 19

  Good but slightly uncomfortable at certain points on the foot.  

  Mark Read
25th July, 2019

Rated: 4/5

  2 of 19

  The Rogue desert boots arrived in very good time. Size 10.5 that fit my size 10 feet very well with plenty of room for my toes. The suede leather uppers are really great quality, as are the laces and very strong metal eyelets. I have used them regularly since they arrived and they really are becoming more comfortable every time l use them, next month l confidently expect them to be as comfy as slippers. Thanks a million for a great desert boot. On the strength of this I will soon be ordering a pair of leather light trail boots.  

  Richard Matthews
26th August, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 19

  I love my desert boots. I live in the southern U.S and it gets hot and very humid. They kept my feet a lot cooler. I put some high dollar (pounds) insoles in them. This mixed with the crepe soles make for a very comfortable pair of boots.  

  Steven Mullinax
3rd February, 2018

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 19

  Big fan of these boots. Very comfortable and they feel sturdy.  

  Rob Morford
31st October, 2017

Rated: 4/5

  5 of 19

  Very comfortable and practical summer footwear. Have covered many miles in these with no hot-spots or blisters. Very happy.  

  J Dorril
7th July, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 19

  Very nice boots, it's my second pair. Very comfortable.  

  J Huizing
19th June, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 19

  Arrived promptly and well packaged. I bought these to go on a safari in the Timbavati region of South Africa. My advice would be to use them as much as possible prior to going on your trip. They did require a bit of 'walking in', this is clearly due to the thick, good quality leather that is used. Once they became more subtle they are a very comfortable boot. Great on hot days and I also walked up table mountain, a 4hr trek and they had great grip and didn't give me any issues whatsoever. I have fairly narrow feet and they were fine on me but I'm sure would suit wider feet as well. All in all a great product and stylish enough to wear to the pub!  

  Martin Johnstone
15th April, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 19

  Purchased for work in Chad. Ideal footwear for hot climates. I had a few issues breaking them in, but after three days and playing around with sock thickness and lacing patterns they are now perfect. I have high arches and wide feet and these match my regular shoe size.  

  J Rickell
25th March, 2017

Rated: 5/5

  9 of 19

  A good choice for our self drive holiday in Namibia as I wanted a boot that I could also drive in. Comfortable and light in general usage, they are good for climbing sand dunes but not so good for small hard rocky terrain. One minor problem; they are rather wide so unless one is careful they can catch the accelerator pedal when braking.  

  Simon Johnson
24th March, 2017

Rated: 4/5

  10 of 19

  Best ever footwear for trekking in summer. Very comfortable and good-looking desert boots. Perfect fit - allow for slight stretching.  

  John Everett
17th June, 2016

Rated: 5/5

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