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In early August 2011, Russell’s Suzie
Fabricius toured the 140-year-old SB Foot
Leather Tannery in Red Wing, MN, from
where much of Russell’s premium leather
is purchased. Her half day tour was
guided by Pete Hendrickson, Vice
President of Sales and Marketing. Pete
has worked with Russell President, Ralph
“Lefty” Fabricius, as SB Foot’s leather
sales representative for 37 Pete
has an intimate knowledge of Russell’s
high quality leather standards.
To say the tour was an eye opener would be an understatement. As Suzie stated after the
plant tour and observing all that goes into making fine leather, “This was one of the most
interesting tours I have ever taken. To be able to see the entire leather making process from
blue hides to finished leather was just fascinating.”
SB Foot is the largest and second oldest leather tannery in the U.S. The company processes
4,500 sides of cowhide a day, (nearly 6 million linear feet of leather a year), making more
than 400 different colors, textures and types of leather ranging from waterproofed to oil
tanned to corrected grain to suede...even camo patterns.
“One of the most useful pieces of information I came away with from my tour,” says Suzie, “is
that SB Foot has many processes to alter the hand or the feel of leather. If I want a certain
leather to be softer and easier to work with they will tumble and knead it a little longer. Pete
told me that we can specify exactly what we want and he will do everything in his power to
give me that product. Great information to have going forward.”
Outdoor Writer and Author, Gayne
Young Visits Russell in June 2011
Gayne Young, Fredericksburg, TX, has been a
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Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin earlier this year,
Gayne visited the Russell Moccasin factory and
was given the tour by Ralph and Suzie Fabricius. To mark Gaynes’s historic interview with
Vladimir Putin, we offered to make him a pair of
special boots that we had been discussing with him for a very specialized form of hunting. Gayne likes to hunt in the jungles and rainforests because it is “warmer there.” Read about
the new Gayne Young Jungle Hunter “PH” by clicking below.
NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Signature South 40 Birshooter Test
Russell’s Richard Sanders is an avid hunter, specially bird
hunting with his Golden Retriever, Simon. Richard
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 they went missing so we made a replacement pair to
his specifications. He wanted to try the improved and
upgraded Signature South 40 built on the Munson Army
Last, (more room in the toes), equip the boots with the
relatively new, flat Vibram Newporter Sole with a
minimum heel rise of only 1/4 inch, (low heel rise based
upon what we learned while developing our Minimalist
Footwear lineup). He is wearing them now and loves
them. We will have samples of this new combination for
you to try on at the winter shows. Stop by our booth to try
a pair on and give us your feedback. We value your
opinions! (Not that we don’t believe Richard...but we just
want to hear what you think of this combination).
Russell Actually Resoles and Repairs Its Products...Greatly Extending
the Life of Your Boots and Shoes
Unlike athletic shoes or most conventional hunting boots and shoes with rubber soles, all
Russell boots and shoes can be resoled and/or repaired right at our factory. When you wear
the soles out on most conventional rubber soled boots....they are done...ready for the trash. So off you go to the hunting gear store again to spend your hard earned dollars on yet
another pair of boots that are not going to go the distance.
Due to the unique construction of Russell boots and shoes, replacing a worn sole is easy. The
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Numerous of our Pro Staff members have had worn soles replaced five and six or more
times. Soles wear out. That’s a fact of life. But just because you have worn out the soles
doesn’t mean your Russell’s are ready for the trash. Return Russell’s to us for resoling...and
for a modest fee of $60.00...we will put them right for you. Turnaround time is normally
three weeks.
But don’t wait too long as African
Professional Hunter, Paul Stones did. Paul wore these boots every day for more
than three years. 1,100 days in the
bush. Wore them hard and didn’t
properly care for them (because he was
busy guiding hunters). He not only wore
completely through the sole but also the
midsole and into the bottom leather
vamp. He brought them to us at the
Dallas Safari Club show and wanted us to
resole them. We had to give him the
bad news: “Paul...since you waited so
long it is now time for you to order a new
pair of boots.”
Russell Pro-Staff Spotlight
P.H. Jofie Lamprecht -- Professional
Hunter & Photographer
P.H. Jofie Lamprecht is a Namibian Big Game
Professional Hunter and photographer, having
been published in various hunting magazines
and selling his work to leaders in the safari
industry. His tales of successful safaris grace the
pages of the world’s leading hunting magazines.
Jofie has had the very good fortune of taking 4 Namibian top 10 trophies in the 2011 season
alone. The new #1 White Rhino, #5 and #6 Cape Buffalo and a #7 Sable Antelope. Jofie is
young, a great and caring PH who knows his business, energetic, in terrific shape and he
loves to hunt whether it is dangerous game, plains game or gamebirds. Jofie wears and tests
Russell safari boots always, as does his father, Joof. They provide Russell with “boots on the
ground” critiques of our products and soles. The elder, Joof designed the Joof Boot many
years ago. Russell finally added the Joof Boot to its catalog and web site once we learned
that it filled a very important role in the Namibian bush. It can be seen on the Russell web
site here,
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT Jofie Lamprecht. Take a look at the family’s
website at
This photo, showing three pairs of Russell “PH”
boots with a large Cape Buffalo, was taken on a
recent safari conducted by Jofie Lamprecht. Jofie’s Russell boots are the well worn ones on
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OVERSIGHT: We forgot to provide a proper credit for the photo of PH Ivan Carter in the
last E-newsletter. The photo of Ivan Carter was taken by his good friend...none other than
Jofie Lamprecht.
Web Site Update
Russell’s web site has recently been recently updated. New products have been added along
with new information. Check it out at
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subjects would you like to see discussed in the future? Let us know!
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