Testimonials

"I wanted to thank you for sending me your catalogue. My father purchased some boots from you in the 1950's and although he is no longer with us, his boots are in my cupboard. Just before he died, he asked me to get them re-soled and I took them to a local cobbler. On collection the cobbler refused to charge me as "it was a tremendous pleasure" to him to work on a pair of well crafted boots and not some chinese sneakers!! I hope one day order some boots from you . My dad's old boots resemble the Birdshooters.
I still have one of his old russel moccasin leaflets as well!!"

Bryn sparks

"I have been meaning to write you for weeks.  I want to tell you how much I love the new South 40 boots you made for me.  They are by far the most comfortable hunting boot I have ever worn.  As you know, my work has me walking many days in the fields with customers on hunting trips and wearing your boots makes the walks seem short.  While the other guys complain about their boots being heavy and stiff, I just smile and say, "Russell!"  It is nice to know that there are still companies that strive to make a product that will ensure their customer's loyalty for years.  I will be ordering a pair of every day shoes from you shortly."

- Warner Neal, President, Outdoor Events -- Georgia


"Having just placed an online rush order for a pair of Birdshooter boots, included in this mailing is a copy of my foot/ankle/calf measurements and foot tracing.  Thank you for your attention to detail on my order and, literally, for existing in this ear of mass-production.  It's nice to know I have a choice in sporting footwear."

Craig Giudici, California


"I just ordered a pair of South 40 Birdshooters five or six months ago. Love them. Best boots I ever wore. This second pair is more for work as I am not happy with my old (work boots) now."

- David Brace -- Pennsylvania


"Dear People at Russell-- I've had my boots for two weeks now and they are
terrific. Nice job."

- Michael Whaling, New York


“I purchased a pair of custom Bird Shooters in 1994. After years of hard hunting the uplands of North Dakota, these boots are still the most comfortable and durable boots I've ever owned. I thought it was time to say thank you for a great product.”

-Chris M.


“My father is 58 and he owns a pair of Russell Birdshooters. He has owned them for about 20 years, had them resoled about five times and still wears them daily. He recently purchased a new pair of Birdshooters and is extremely satisfied with them. Although I believe he is going to wait until his old boots bust out on him to actually use the new ones. Your boots are the best.”

- Tom Milner


“I want to thank you for the rush service on my new Russell Birdshooters. I have already walked a hundred miles after quail in them, and they are no less than perfect. Frankly, I had my doubts about ordering shoes by mail, but now I know I need have no reservations when it comes to Russells.”

-Joanne Dugue


“I received my boots yesterday and the fit is super, even though we had to trace my foot twice and send a letter to you explaining how I wanted the boots to fit. It is well worth the extra effort you and I put into getting the fit I wanted. This is my second pair of Russell’s and my wife also has a pair of your boots. All fit like a glove. Thanks for your excellent support.”

-Roy Weeks, President Rocky Mountain Chapter, North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association