Veldskoene (pronounced “FELT-skoona”), sometimes called vellies (pronounced “FELL-ys”), are traditional South African walking shoes constructed 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.
Vellie skoene (shoe) derives from Afrikaans vel (“skin”), which was then merged with veld (“field”).
The first Dutch settlers in South Africa established them in the 17th century. These settlers’ traditional Khoisan footwear is claimed to have impacted their design. When safari velskoene were utilized as the Great Trek’s footwear, they became ingrained in the Afrikaaner mentality, and they will be a part of our culture for a long time.
Safari Vellies formed part of South African, Zimbabwean (formerly Rhodesian), and Namibian culture, and were worn by people of all classes and professions, often without socks, but particularly by students, farmers, and safari guides. Myvellies shoe company, popularized the desert boot, which was influenced by the round toe and design of safari veldskoene.
Safari Veldskoene imported from South Africa inspired the shape and design of veldskoene he saw on sale in Cairo bazaars.
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Pay attention to the more contemporary sole design.
Safari Vellies, also known as light boots, are a subclass of chukka boots or desert boots with a lower topline. This shoe collection is available on our store with a variety of colored soles.
Safari veldskoen in some cases, old vehicle tires are used instead of crepe rubber to make Vellie Veldskoene soles.
Safari Vellies from South Africa is a classic. For enhanced comfort and durability, it’s made the old-fashioned way with top-quality leather. Our Safari vellie veldskoen is made of leather and suede that is both comfy and long-lasting.
Safari Veldskoen Shoes
Not only are these Safari veldskoen shoes created in South Africa, but they are also very trendy. Wear these to a braai or to the office, and they’ll get you there in style. Your Safari vellies are the perfect finishing touch to your ensemble.
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To determine the correct shoe size for your Safari veldskoen, stand on a piece of paper and draw a line from the longest toe to the heel. Don’t only measure your footprint; go from heel to toe.
The veldskoen vellies come in a variety of styles and colors; pick your favorite or multiples if you like 😉
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