Mimimalist Country Squire Signature South 40 Birdshooter

Built On The Famous Munson Army Last

The Minimalist Country Squire Signature South 40 Built on the Munson Army Last includes all of the great features provided in the standard Signature South 40...waterproof Agua-tanned leather lined uppers, built in Poron technical foam footbed, super tough boarhide outer molded sole, back pull loops, brass quick lacings studs, triple vamp construction....plus the exciting and performance-enhancing new design features discussed below.

Experience the exhilarating comfort of our newest version of the Russell Minimalist Country Squires Signature South 40 Birdshooter... is constructed over the famous Munson Army Last that allows your feet to move in a more natural way, and at the same time, helps to build foot muscle strength. We have found that when your feet are supported by thick insoles and big arch supports that the foot muscles become atrophied, therefore requiring even more support

We equipped this new boot with a thin, flexible, grippy, long wearing Vibram Newporter sole with only a 1/4” heel wedge. The result is that your feet are closer to the ground resulting in better balance, more positive ground contact and feel. The moment you pull on a pair of these special Minimalist Country Squire Signature South 40’s and lace them up you will feel the natural support of your arch facilitated by the narrow shank of the Munson Last. The natural shape of the Munson Last puts your feet at ease. Due to the construction and the use of the Munson Army Last, these boots require no break in...you just put them on and start walking.

Russell first became interested in the concept of a low heel, or no heel rise at all, while developing our Minimalist Footwear lineup. Minimalist footwear fans requested flat soles, no arch support and a shoe made on the Munson Army Last as the Munson Last allowed the bones and muscles in their feet to move freely. The flat sole and absence of an arch support actually strengthens runners feet. To learn more about Russell Minimalist Footwear take a look at our Minimalist Footwear web page.

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Mimimalist Country Squire Signature South 40 Birdshooter

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Reddish Brown w/Green Chamois  (RedBR M-CSS40)

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  • 5
    My all-time favorite boots

    Posted by Brad on 3rd Nov 2015

    My "Mimimalist Country Squire Signature South 40 Birdshooters” (that’s gotta be a record for the longest name of any boot) are several years old now. They have been worn mostly to hunt birds, small game and deer in New England, with annual trips out west for anything from doves to elk, and I’ve backpacked good portions of the Appalachian trail and similar in them. The Newporter soles provide protection from sharp rocks while maintaining good feel of the ground. With my feet close to the ground, there’s no tendency for my ankles to roll. I feel more secure on most rough terrain in these than in stiff boots with heels. I had the uppers made of kangaroo leather, and it’s proven light, breathable, and water-resistant. After extended hiking in slush or wet grass, my feet have been damp, but never outright wet, and I can’t tell if it's due to the leather becoming saturated or to perspiration. In either case, I keep a spare pair of wool socks drying and warming inside my jacket, and find that alternating every few hours will keep me happy indefinitely. In other words, they’re about as waterproof as leather boots can be. Above all they’re comfortable - the first I’ve ever owned that I wasn’t relieved to take off at the end of the day. My heels don’t slip, yet my toes can splay as if I were barefoot. If you like stalking in moccasins, imagine moccasins that protect your ankles, stay dry, don’t wear out, and aren’t slippery. The only issues with these boots have been that the toes have abraded a bit against rocks and thorns, and, with no heels, wearing gaiters to keep snow out is problematic. Hopefully I’ve just resolved those problems by ordering a second pair with toe caps and taller uppers. Those will be my fifth pair of Russell footgear, so I guess I’m a fan.