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Rogue RDB-1 Desert Boots


Rogue RDB-1 Desert Boots


Brand: Rogue
Weight: 1100 g         24 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 24 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 24

  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

  2 of 24

  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

  3 of 24

  My partner bought these Desert boots for me as a present as I'd had them before in the army. (not issued). I had several pairs over the years, only getting a new pair after they wore out. They simply are the best DB's out there. I used to go out in them, then as they wore older, played football in them, ran in them, the go-to put on for knockabout footwear in the dry. Very, very good for traveling in as they are so comfy. Built well, if you find them hard on the foot they can easily have your own insoles in them. When the laces wear out paracord does very well if not for a first choice. (smile). Spraying them with a guard is a good idea as they do stain easily if you don't.  

  Dave Giles
28th May, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 24

  Cracking pair of boots, I own several pairs of the RB5 boots and decided to try a pair of these as Rouges quality and fit is excellent. I was not disappointed with these, super comfortable straight from the box, like wearing slippers. Not as heavy duty as the RB5's but they aren't supposed to be. Perfect boot for travelling and smart enough for evening wear/smart casual. As always great build quality from Rogue and perfect service from RM Bushcraft.  

  Nathan Goddin
1st March, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 24

  As always a great service from Woodlore and the boots are by far the best Desert Boots I have had. They are well made with a sturdy ankle support, good quality sole and leather. They are not bulky looking yet give room for the toes to spread. The only thing I did do was remove the pulls at the back. I didn't need them and they just got in the way of the trousers. All in all a great pair of boots for summer wear. Five stars. Thanks Woodlore.  

  John Wind De Leigh
19th February, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 24

  Good but slightly uncomfortable at certain points on the foot.  

  Mark Read
25th July, 2019

Rated: 4/5

  7 of 24

  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

  8 of 24

  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

  9 of 24

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

  Rob Morford
31st October, 2017

Rated: 4/5

  10 of 24

  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

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