Announcing The Gustin Bird Shooter. Celebrating 120 years of hand-crafted, American made outdoor footwear excellence!
My grandfather Merritt "Bill" Gustin purchased the W.C. Russell Moccasin Company in 1928. He was an avid bird hunter and realized after a few years that there was a definite need for a much lighter, more flexible boot. The description below is quoted in our 1942 catalog:
"This popular moccasin was designed for those who want an extremely light weight, all-purpose boot for bird hunting, squirrel shooting, deer hunting, etc., The "Bird Shooter" can't be beat. They are as "light as a feather" on your feet and as quiet as a stalking Indian. Being a true Russell Moccasin, comfort speaks for itself. You have no idea how much farther your legs can cheerfully carry you until you have a pair of these specially designed "Bird Shooters" on your feet."
We are sure you will find our newest version "The Gustin Bird Shooter" even more comfortable with the addition of a poron slip sole for cushion comfort and an even lighter weight Vibram Aspen Gumlite sole. The "Gustin Bird Shooter" is made from our most waterproof Weather Tuff leather with the added protection of our double vamp construction. The entire boot is leather lined and equipped with a cushion collar and pull strap. Update your Russell boot wardrobe with a pair of 120th Anniversary Gustin Bird Shooters!
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