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Rogue RDB-1 Desert Boots


Rogue RDB-1 Desert Boots


Brand: Rogue
Weight: 1100 g         32 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

Out of Stock in 2 sizes:

• 7 1/2 (42)
• 12 1/2 (47)

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  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

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  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 32 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 32

  3.5 stars. They're well made boots, feel robust and look good, but they're NOT walking boots. Quite low cut Sole not stiff enough. They're going to need some breaking in or wearing thicker socks. I walked 6 miles across fields in these wearing in thin-ish summer walking socks and have got monster blisters on my Achilles. Only suitable short walks.  

  Peter E
28th June, 2022

Rated: 3/5

  2 of 32

  Excellent quality; bought three pairs for myself and some members of my family for a Namibian Kalahari (hunting) safari this coming July. Boot is comfortable, very light and strong. The sole is extemely quiet when walking on stony ground. Service was excellent from raymears.com. Could not have asked for better! Thank you.  

  David Harries
23rd May, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 32

  My second pair of desert boots and my umpteenth pair of rogues, after an inital break in period ( this can be quite a while ) these are simply the most comfortable things ever, just like slippers except you can trek for miles in them over all sorts of terrain. Superb!  

28th January, 2022

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 32

  Great shoes! Very comfortable after breaking them in.  

  Jasper Schneberger
13th September, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 32

  Brilliant pair of boots; they just need a little bit of breaking in to soften them up. Very wide fitting - I have bad bunions on both feet and these boots fit perfectly. They are very comfy. Going to have to use them on a bush safari now!  

  Mike Wilkins
6th August, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 32

  These are nice comfortable boots, well made and I think will last many miles. Only issue I had was that I originally bought the 10 1/2 which is my normal size however I found them a little short so I returned them and got the 11 1/2 which are ok but just a bit too big for me! That said, they are comfortable and when it gets colder and I'm wearing thicker socks they'll be perfect! To me the 10 1/2 feels more like a 10 and the 11 1/2 more like a regular 11. The orders were shipped fast and the return was dealt with swiftly. Great service!  

  Dan Smith
9th June, 2021

Rated: 4/5

  7 of 32

  Comfy, tough and they look great. Fast delivery to Norway.  

  Josh Lake
7th May, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 32

  I really wanted these shoes to be awesome but for me they don’t quite hit the mark. I’ve only had them for around 3 weeks but in that time I’ve covered about 40 miles. I find that inside where the tongue finishes and joins the toe box to rub and leave hot spots/blisters at the base of my toes - Maybe my foot shape? Also the feel of the shoe is a little underwhelming. I wear all sorts from Haix boots (work) to barefoot (Xero) and to be honest I don’t think these are any more comfortable than a £25 desert boots from Amazon although they may last longer as the build quality of the upper is superior, the sole is very similar. The width is a little wider than a normal shoe (no issue there) but I found the toe box to lack height (may be why the tongue area rubs?) The first pair I received had a problem but Woodlore promptly replaced them; easy process and the team at Woodlore were very good. I don’t think I’ll be buying any more Rogue, however I will continue to use the desert boots without the insole to give a little more room.  

3rd May, 2021

Rated: 3/5

  9 of 32

  Quality is excellent and will do me for some years to come, however the size is just nippy for a 42, which is normally size 8UK. Postage delivery was excellent ordered 31.01 and I received them 02.02.  

  Ronald Duncan
2nd February, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 32

  These are my second pair of Rogue desert boots and as with my first pair I am very pleased with them. My first pair have lasted me about 8 years or so, going through three sets of heels and a complete re-sole, the uppers are still in good condition the leather looks like it will easily last another 8 years. These are now relegated to working in the garage and garden. I've used them for day to day wear at home and work, shopping trips, job interviews, fishing trips ,walks in the woods and in the hills. Breaking in takes a while, about a month with daily use so I'd recommend a thick wool hiking sock for this period after that any thing will do. They are not waterproof so treating them with suede water proofer is a good idea. However they do dry quickly which is useful on fishing trips. I replace the insoles to something more supportive but that's my preference. Once broken in they are very comfortable and i can say one of the best pair of shoes I've ever had.  

  D Reeves
20th September, 2020

Rated: 5/5

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