Terri Haag - Tucson, Arizona

In 1997 my geologist husband and I were transferred from Tucson, Arizona, to Cape Town so he could look for sub-Saharan copper deposits. We traveled a lot—Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Gabon and all over RSA. We hit everywhere from the Chimfunshi Chimpanzee Sanctuary near the Congo border to Victoria Falls, to outlying diamond recovery projects in Kimberley, to rafting the Orange River.

Frankly, my collection of Italian high heels and other foo-foo footwear, while extensive, was not up to the task. Luckily, in a store somewhere along the way (Main Road, Seapoint?) I found an amazing pair of sturdy water buffalo-hide walking boots. They were light, sturdy but somehow sexy, and offered at a great price. Unluckily, they didn’t carry my size. Undeterred, I called Groundcover and they offered to custom-make a pair of size 2s, no extra charge.

Those boots took me to all the above places again and again, as well as across the Karoo, the Scottish Highlands, Novosibirsk, Siberia, Ireland, China and the Australian Outback, to name only a few.

More than 25 years later, I still have those boots and they are still beautiful. They’ve taken me around the world several times over through every kind of climate and extreme condition, and they still make me smile every time I see them and wear them.

Beautiful product, beautiful company. Buy and wear with pride. (For a really long time…)

Terri Haag
Tucson, Arizona.

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