|Experience the exhilarating comfort of our newest version of the Russell Minimalist Country Squire Signature South 40 Birdshooter. This version 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 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, www.russellminimalistfootwear.com.
Russell’s Richard Sanders, an avid hunter, designed the original South 40 Birdshooter back in 1984. It went on to become one of our best sellers. Born of the field for the field. Richard logged well over 6,000 miles chasing birds in his South 40 Birdshooters. About a year ago the originals went missing so we made a replacement pair to his specifications. He wanted to try the improved and upgraded Minimalist Country Squire Signature South 40 built on the Munson Army Last and equip the boots with the Vibram Newporter Sole and 1/4 inch wedge. He is wearing them now and loves them.
We will have samples of this special new Minimalist Country Squire Signature South 40 combination for you to try on at all of the fall and winter safari club shows....Dallas Safari Club, Houston Safari Club and at Safari Club International in Las Vegas. You will be amazed at how comfortable they are! Stop by our booth to try a pair on and give us your feedback. We’re positive you won’t be disappointed!
Russell will be carrying this new version in stock in narrow, medium and wide widths. If you wish to order a pair without going through the custom measuring procedure, it is important to know that you should order 1/2 size shorter than your normal size as boots made on the Munson Army Last run about 1/2 size longer.