Testimonials

“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.


“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


“Since getting my Russells, I’ve worn them on a black bear hunt in Manitoba, a caribou hunt in Northern Quebec and a whitetail hunt on Anticosta Island in Quebec. They will again accompany me this fall as I head to Northern Wyoming, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Illinois, Alabama and Mississippi for whitetails. I am tremendously impressed with your boots. I know I've never worn a better, or a more comfortable pair of hunting boots.

-Larry Weishuhn, Wildlife Biologist/Outdoor Writer


“Finally I have my new Russell boots and they are terrific. With my odd sized feet, Russell was my only answer. It’s obvious why your reputation is so strong.”

-Rick Vida


“Thank you very much for my South 40 boots. You were able to come through and get them to me prior to my hunting trip. I was a little leery at first as I’ve never ordered boots, nor have I had moccasin type boots before. I wore them around the house a few days and didn’t decide to take them on my trip until the morning I departed. In short I’m very glad I did take them. They are the most comfortable boot I’ve ever worn. They molded to my foot and are very nice to wear all day. I’ll be a repeat customer for years to come. Thanks for a well made boot that is constructed with pride and craftsmanship.”

- Kenneth J. Tebbe, Captain, USAF


“I just received my boots and am most delighted. I slept in them the first night, (my wife was pretty mad).”

- Tim Walker


“I am very happy with my South 40 Birdshooters. The fit is wonderful. I wore them on a late season New England pheasant hunt in a mix of sleet, freezing rain and pouring rain and my feet remained dry and comfortable.”

- Mary Sharkey


“Dr. Bob Walter, Dr. Jack Walter and I hunted Friday in rain, thunder and hail; Saturday in heavy rain and a 40 mph wind; and sunshine on Sunday in the South Dakota mud. Every step of the hunt was in complete comfort. Neither Bob nor Jack had ever owned such comfortable boots. It was so nice to just hose them off when we finished hunting and wear them home on the plane. Thank you for a great trip. I will wear Russells forever.”

-Dr. Norman Carter


“Back in 1996 I purchased a pair of your South 40 Birdshooter boots. They are the best pair of upland boots I have ever worn, by far. As an upland hunting guide, I have gone through a lot of boots. I need boots that will not only take the abuse and punishment of thick covers, but will also afford me with all day comfort, day after day, throughout the season. Your boots have done the job and are still going strong.”

-O.J. Chartrand, Jr., Adventure Guide Service


“What is there to say except they are the best! There are only two places I don’t wear my Russells--in the shower or to bed. Just this week I participated in a 3-hour 6,200-bird driven bird shoot where I stood for over three hours in snow, water and cold. I had my Russell South 40 Birdshooters on almost 18 hours that day. My feet were warm, dry, and most of all, comfortable. Russells are the best boot buy on the market because you only buy them once and that’s for life.”

-Marc Bily


“This past year I asked your company to build me a pair of South 40 Birdshooters. I have to admit I had some apprehension in ordering as I do a great deal of bird hunting every year in all sorts of conditions. I was concerned about the waterproof qualities of your boots because you don’t use Gore Tex. I generally go through a pair of boots about every other year, so the durability issue was important as well. I have to tell you that I couldn't be happier with the product. Your boots deliver on every promise. The fit is excellent, they are genuinely waterproof and their durability is outstanding. After the first season they look almost new and haven't leaked a drop. I look forward to receiving my new pair of Safari PH’s.”

-Robert Reko