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Rogue RB-5 Trans Africa Boots


Rogue RB-5 Trans Africa Boots


Brand: Rogue
Weight: 1540 g         45 reviews
The Rogue RB5 Trans Africa Boot is essentially a premium, water-resistant version of their classic RB2 Trail Boot. Made in South Africa, the boot was specially developed for the Cape to Cairo walk in 1998 as a hard-working trail/walking boot, and has been worn exclusively by Wilderness Trail Guides in the Kruger National Park since 2003.

The Rogue RB5 Boot is made using superior African leathers, features a water-resistant outer, waterproof insole and is comfortable from the first use. Scratch marks and scars occur naturally on these hides; these marks should give your boots the unique rugged 'bushveld' look, indicative of the African outdoors!

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.

  • Water-resistant outer (not waterproof)
  • Waterproof insole thanks to a layering of ripstock canvas
  • Full-grain leather uppers
  • Partly lined with full-grain leather
  • Ball-bearing easy-roller lace loops for quick tightening
  • Lace lock
  • Full bellowed tongue
  • Padded ankle support
  • Moulded rubber sole (please note that sole design may vary)
  • A generous and spacious fit
  • Colour: Oxblood (please note that leather may vary in shade)
  • Weight: 1.5 kg in size 9 1/2
  • Please note that the colour of laces may vary

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•  9 1/2 (44)

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  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 RB-5 Trans Africa Boots is rated 5/5 based on 45 customer reviews.

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

Overall Rating:


  1 of 45

  Love the build of the boot. Although sold as a wide fit it's not wide enough for me. I have made aa attempt to stretch the width - hope it works! Potentially a good boot.  

  Richard Knight
14th June, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  2 of 45

  Really great quality boots. Initially quite stiff to wear out of the box but to be expected with good quality leather. A couple of short walks soon loosened them up, now they are really comfortable. Great materials and workmanship.  

  M Clarke
10th May, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  3 of 45

  Very nice boots. I treat them with Nikwax conditioner for leather.  

24th March, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 45

  I purchased these boots in preparation for a hike in Northern Australian outback. I live in Northern Australia and had the boots delivered. Prior to ordering I chatted to one of the guys about the boots who answered my questions. Ordering was faultless and I received the boots pretty quickly despite the coronavirus mayhem everywhere. When I received the boots I was immediately impressed by the materials and workmanship that have gone into them. I think as well as a tough yet comfortable boot, they look pretty good too. I have only done a few short walks thus far, but I'm enjoying them and think they're going to be great boots. Other reviews are accurate in the sense that these boots are wide fitting. I think these are a winner. Great service as always from Woodlore.  

  David G
18th August, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 45

  Just brilliant boots from Rogue  

  Stephen Owen Mitchell
8th August, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 45

  One month review! very short break in time, one walk and basically perfect. They are spacious, I'm normally a UK 11/12 (wide feet), the size 10.5 fits great. They're breathable as well, I live in Indonesia and they're more then comfortable in the day to day heat and humidity. Only gripe would be a slight inconsistency with one part of the stitching, purely aesthetic.  

9th September, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  7 of 45

  Great boots and really pleased. Took a little wearing in but persevered and they are now brilliant. Would recommend double skin socks (like 1000 mile) during the first few times out.  

  S R Heape
2nd September, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 45

  I live in a boggy and wet part of the world with few trails and lots of tramping through wet tussocky grass and heather/sphagnum moss. Like a previous reviewer, I have long given up hope that gore-tex lined boots will ever really keep me dry in the real world as they start to degrade and fail rather quickly with regular use so that I had to resort to wearing waterproof socks inside the so-called waterproof boots. So I decided to try these boots out with waterproof socks and see how they compared to lined boots, the advantage being you are not left with a water-logged liner that tends to keep the water trapped in your boot. Well, they work just fine in wet conditions - I took them for a spin on a hill-walk with intermittent rain and a lot of wet boggy grass. Of course they let water in but the waterproof socks kept my feet pretty dry and overall the combination was drier than having a 'waterproof' boot! So, here you have a boot, that with the appropriate socks, will work well in hot or wet and cold conditions (barring of course when crampons are needed!) An added bonus is that all my previous boots would have the same problem of the glue binding the sole to the leather starting to fail around the big toe after a few months/years, even when well cleaned and looked after - this shouldn't happen with these boots as the soles are stitched on. The sole is grippy, they are comfortable and pretty light to wear. Time will tell if they are durable, but so far very happy with them.  

1st September, 2019

Rated: 4/5

  9 of 45

  I have a couple of pairs of rogue boots, they end up feeling like I was wearing slippers. Sizing can be a little odd, I think this is because of their handmade nature, other than that wonderful to wear.  

16th April, 2019

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 45

  Terrific pair of boots, I’ve been after these for ages, highly recommended. Great service and speedy delivery as I’ve come to expect from Woodlore.  

  Tobin Spence
20th November, 2018

Rated: 5/5

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Are these boots waterpoof?

No. The Rogue range of boots are designed with the African bush in mind and therefore are not waterproof.

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