Courtney Selous Boots from African Sporting Creations

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Agreed, you can’t go wrong doing business with Jim/Africa Sporting Creations. Unmatched customer service in all my dealings.
 

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Courteney Boots and African Sporting Creations. A match made in Heaven!
 

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I was surfing the Courteney website this past weekend and came across this interesting picture:

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Nothing says "Dagga Boy" like John Sharp emerging from a mud hole.

Check out his watch!

When I was corresponding with John and peppering him with questions prior to booking, one thing he made clear...Courteney boots are his preferred boot for stalking in close to Buffalo.

I bought a pair from Jim at African Sporting Creations and the more I wear them the more I love them.

I have Morton's foot and these are the only boots I have worn that have not aggravated my tendon!
 

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Bought mine from @African Sporting Creations about 4 years ago I believe. I have worn them every season except winter (well once or twice then too just to see). They are my favourite camp, dog walking, hiking and gardening boot!
 

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I bought a pair of Courtney Selous boots from Jim in the spring. Excellent service. He really made sure I got the right size by going beyond what I expected for service. That was much appreciated guidance for my first safari. And the boots got 30+ days of hunting this year in Namibia, Idaho, MT and MN. They really are quiet boots.
 

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Got these vellies in Bulawayo in '96, 19, not 18.. still wear them hunting over there. Cost me $30 US back then. My PH in Zim in 2011 called them farmer shoes! The neuve!
 

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I was surfing the Courteney website this past weekend and came across this interesting picture:

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Nothing says "Dagga Boy" like John Sharp emerging from a mud hole.

Check out his watch!

When I was corresponding with John and peppering him with questions prior to booking, one thing he made clear...Courteney boots are his preferred boot for stalking in close to Buffalo.

I bought a pair from Jim at African Sporting Creations and the more I wear them the more I love them.

I have Morton's foot and these are the only boots I have worn that have not aggravated my tendon!
Maybe you should give it back to Morton..:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::eek::rolleyes:o_Oo_Oo_O
 

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View attachment 266794 Got these vellies in Bulawayo in '96, 19, not 18.. still wear them hunting over there. Cost me $30 US back then. My PH in Zim in 2011 called them farmer shoes! The neuve!
rub it in,30.00,ha,wve got 4 pair,2 selous,one elephant,one nile crocs,so THERE!!!
 

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Well, mine are kudu so there, HA!:D:D:rolleyes:
 

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Mark,

Thank you for the kind words and glad you got a great fit.

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I bought a pair of Courteney boots at DSC. I go through 2 pairs of hunting boots a year on average guiding hunts. I bought these Courteney’s and wore them around a few weeks after buying them to help break them in before hunting. I just walked in the door from guiding a Catalina hunt and after wearing these Courtney boots for this hunt I can say without a doubt these are the absolute best hunting boots I’ve ever owned. If these things last as long as people say they do I cant imagine ever buying anything else for a general hunting boot. I am way impressed.
 

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Mine are on the way! From an Australian distributor.
After investing 2 days of reading I found an Agent, Malcom Knott. Trading as Pimlico health
I don’t know anything of his business but he was helpful and has posted my Selous booots.
I hope they Are as good as everyone is saying
 

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Mine are on the way! From an Australian distributor.
After investing 2 days of reading I found an Agent, Malcom Knott. Trading as Pimlico health
I don’t know anything of his business but he was helpful and has posted my Selous booots.
I hope they Are as good as everyone is saying
I put a set of insoles in mine but otherwise they are really good.
 

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I put a set of insoles in mine but otherwise they are really good.

I put insoles in mine, as well.

I got wide boots, to ensure my toes weren't squished. But then needed some help in other areas. I also tend to wear mine with thicker, wool socks.
 

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Just got a pair of Courtney selous boots from @African Sporting Creations. Great guy to deal with and is very patient and knowledgeable (I ask a lot of questions). He had the answers and knows his products. He got me in the perfect set of boots and they fit better then my meindls which I tried on over thirty pairs of boots before buying the denalis. If you need a pair of Courtney's in the US give them a call. I can not recommend them enough.
Help please. First yes African Sporting creations is awesome. I love the Courtney Boot mystique. However I just got my first pair. They seem to fit with no slippage and not tight. However, they are heavy and seem to have little arch support. I have a blister on right pinky toe. I have worn them only twice and am concerned. Will put a corn band aide on toe and hope it is just breaking them in. Appreciate the groups thoughts
 

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They are heavy because they are well made and have little if any synthetic material in their construction. They are designed for and do a good job protecting from thorns. They are best used with gaiters. I like the original thin impala? leather gaiters by Courteney. Being all leather except the soles of course, they absolutely will and do break in. I have hard feet to fit properly. I have extremely high arches and insteps and fairly narrow feet. I have two pair of Courteneys, one Selous and one Safari and neither were a perfect fit at first try. However with liberal use of alcohol and a set of home made toe box stretchers, I modified with a rasp, I was able to get mine just right. I also have used a lot of the dressing as supplied by Courteney, the stuff in the white tub -a whipped blend of lanolin, neats foot and beeswax. I think the dressing helped soften them just enough during the break in period to aid in the process. Except for snow and wet conditions I wear mine nearly every day. Once broken in, for walking long distances in the heat and sand nothing beats them! I use half length insoles in both pair- for just the heel and about to mid arch.
 

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@Rare Breed don’t give up! Every new pair of quality leather boots that I have ever had require more break-in work that synthetic. @fourfive8 is correct to use a lot of leather oil/conditioner to soften the parts that rub. The stuff provided with the boots works.
I usually start by wearing them for an hour or two around the house. Typically I work up in time per use until they are comfortable. It might take 6-10 wearings to break them in.
 

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Thanks so much!!!! I love the boots and don’t want to give up. I will take both of your advice
 

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