This Men’s High Top Veldskoen in Toffee / Brown / Olive Green Leather is our modernised version of the original South African ‘Veldskoen’ and one of our most popular styles. Designed and created by our best shoe maker, all credits to him! Our High Top Vellie is made from a 100% South African Cow Leather with it’s own unique style. The interior of this shoes is fully lined with leather and all our shoes are fitted with Italian fibreboard inner-soles, covered in latex foam and topped with leather for your comfort. Italian fiber boards are much more breathable and durable, lasting up to 10 years which helps prevent soles from splitting in half. Fitted with our rubber Docksider Boat Shoe soles for outstanding quality and good grip, which are hand-stitched into the bottom of the shoes. All NAVA Apparel shoes are handmade by skilled local South African craftsmen.
Veldskoene (“FELT-skoona”) or colloquially vellies (“FELL-ys”) are Southern African walking shoes made from vegetable-tanned leather or soft rawhide uppers attached to a leather footbed and rubber sole without tacks or nails. The name comes from Afrikaans vel (“skin”), later assimilated with veld (“field”), and skoene (“shoes”). They were first made in the 17th century by the first Dutch settlers in South Africa. Their design is believed to be based on the traditional Khoisan footwear observed by these settlers. The footwear was later embedded into the Afrikaaner psyche when velskoene were used as the footwear of the Great Trek.