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The history of the Safari vellies

Veldskoene (pronounced “FELT-skoona”), also known as vellies (pronounced “FELL-ys”), are traditional South African walking shoes made of vegetable-tanned leather or soft rawhide leather uppers or suede that are bonded to a leather footbed and rubber sole without the use of tacks or nails.

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Vellie skoene (shoe) is derived from Afrikaans vel (“skin”), which was later amalgamated with veld (“field”) and veld (“field”) and veld (“field”) and veld (“field”) and veld (“field”) and veld (“field”) and veld (“field”) and veld (“field”) and veld (“field”) and veld (“field (“shoes”). They were founded in the 17th century by the first Dutch settlers in South Africa. The traditional Khoisan footwear that these settlers have seen is said to have influenced their design. Velskoene got embedded in the Afrikaaner mind when they were used as the Great Trek’s footwear, and they will be a part of our culture for a long time.

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Vellies became ingrained in South African, Zimbabwean (previously Rhodesian), and Namibian culture, and were worn by individuals of all classes and professions, often without socks, but especially by students, farmers, and safari guides. The desert boot was popularized by C&J Clark, Nathan Clark’s shoe company, which was inspired by veldskoens’ round toe and shape. The shape and design of the veldskoene he saw for sale in Cairo bazaars were influenced by veldskoene imported from South Africa.

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Take note of the more modern sole design.

Safari Vellies, also known as light boots, are essentially a subclass of chukka boots or desert boots, with the exception that vellies have a lower topline. This range of shoes on our website you have available in assorted colored soles.

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Safari Vellie Veldskoene soles are occasionally made using old vehicle tires rather than crepe rubber.

South African Safari Veldskoen Vellies is a timeless favorite. It’s constructed the old-fashioned way, with top-quality leather, for added comfort and durability. The leather and suede we utilize for a pair of our Safari vellie veldskoen are designed to be comfortable and long-lasting.

Safari Veldskoen Shoes

These Safari veldskoen shoes are not only made in South Africa, but they are also incredibly fashionable. Wear them to a braai or to the office, and they will transport you to your destination in style. Your Safari vellies are the perfect addition to your wardrobe.

Purchasing goods over the internet

To get the proper shoe size for your Safari veldskoen, stand on a piece of paper and draw a line from the longest toe to the heel, that will give you the measurement of your foot. Don’t measure only your footprint, it needs to be from your heel to your toe.

The veldskoen vellies are available in a variety of styles and colors; choose your favorite or multiples 😉

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