NAVA Apparel’s ‘Khoisan’ Vellies are a modernised version of the original South African ‘veldskoen’ in black suede with a tribal pattern design cotton weave and black suede trim finish. The interior of the shoes are fully lined with leather and fitted with fiber board insoles, covered in latex foam and wrapped with leather for your comfort. Our fiber board innersoles are much more breathable and durable, lasting up to 10 years which helps prevent soles from splitting in half. Fitted with 100% genuine eco rubber soles for outstanding quality and good grip, which are hand stitched into the bottom of the shoes. All our soles can be replaced and recycled when needed. All NAVA Apparel shoes are handmade by local South African craftsman and women. Without their skills our quality products wouldn’t exist.
Artist Inspiration: The Khoisan Collection is designed for the free spirited wanderers who chose to live from the land. Those who live in harmony with nature like the Kalahari Bushman. This was the inspiration behind the Khoisan Collection. It’s tribal, it’s wild but yet peaceful and harmonious. Wearing pieces from this collection must be respected as the Khoisan are the original native South African’s who still roam the lands, driven to the deserts by those who think they know better, in search for a place of their own, where they can live in peace and be one with mother earth. I think it’s time we learn from them rather than always trying to change their ways.