Veldskoene (pronounced “FELT-skoona”) and vellies (pronounced “FELL-ys”) are traditional South African walking shoes made of vegetable-tanned leather or soft rawhide leather uppers or suede attached to a leather footbed and rubber sole without the use of tacks or nails.
Vellie skoene (shoe) comes from the Afrikaans word vel (“skin”), which was then paired with the word veld. They were founded in the 17th century by the first Dutch settlers in South Africa. Traditional Khoisan footwear is said to have impacted the designs of these settlers.
Safari vellies became embedded in the Afrikaaner mind when they were used as the Great Trek’s footwear, and they will continue to be a part of our culture for a long time.
Vellies were worn by individuals of all classes and professions, often without socks, but especially by students, farmers, and safari guides, and were ingrained in the cultures of South Africa, Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia), and Namibia. The desert boot was popularized by C&J Clark, Nathan Clark’s shoe company, which was influenced by veldskoens’ round toe and shape. The shape and design of the veldskoene he saw for sale in Cairo bazaars were inspired by veldskoene imported from South Africa.
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Keep your eyes peeled for the more modern sole design.
Safari Vellies are a sort of chukka boot or desert boot with a lower topline than chukka boots or desert boots. This line of shoes comes with a range of colored soles and is available in our store.
Safari veldskoen (Safari veldskoen) is Vellie Veldskoene soles are occasionally made from old automobile tires rather than crepe rubber.
A perennial favorite is the Safari Veldskoen Vellies from South Africa. It’s constructed the old-fashioned way, with top-quality leather, for added comfort and durability. Our Safari vellie veldskoen is composed of high-quality leather and suede, making them both comfortable and durable.
These Safari veldskoen shoes are not only made in South Africa, but they are also very fashionable. Wear them to the office or to a braai; they’ll get you where you need to go in style. Your Safari vellies are the perfect finishing touch to your look.
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Stand on a piece of paper and draw a line from the longest toe to the heel to determine the correct shoe size for your Safari veldskoen. The foot measurement will be obtained as a result of this. Not just your footprint, but your entire footprint must be measured from heel to toe.
The veldskoen vellies are available in a variety of styles and colors; choose your favorite or a bunch.
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