Following last year’s introduction of the Laramie Suede 5.5 “PH”, as specified by long time Russell customer, Jeff Wemmer, owner of Texas Hunt Co., and its immediate acceptance within the fraternity of hunters, it became evident that Jeff was onto something.
Jeff asked for a pair of safari boots made out of Laramie Suede leather, because, in his words, “Suede breathes like a screen door!” Jeff lives and hunts in Southwest Texas... where it is normally quite hot and very dry. He is also a safari hunter and takes a number of warm weather trips each year. So breathability was number one on his list.
Evidently, given the immediate interest in the Laramie Suede design, a lot of hunters agree with the concept of a lightweight breathable leather hunting boot.
So, once again inspired by one of our customers, we are expanding our offerings made in Laramie Suede leather. Both new models are super lightweight, but most importantly, the leather and canvas construction makes them very breathable. Suede leather is also very soft and pliable so requires virtually no breakin period at all. At Russell.... it’s all about lightweight... high performance and cool feet for hot weather hunters and outdoors people in 2013.
Laramie Suede Art Carter Traveling Shoe, breathable canvas uppers, kangaroo gusset, cusion collar top, back pull loop, bouncy and quite plantation crepe rubber sole.
Aspen Gumlite Sole