NAVA Apparel’s ‘Ndebele’ Vellies are a modernised version of the original South African ‘veldskoen’ in brown suede with a tribal pattern design cotton weave and brown 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 Ndebele Collection was inspired by the colourful and creative artwork of the Southern Africa Ndebele Tribes houses. Please do yourself a favour and research this topic to see the pictures of these beautiful and artistic creations. This showed me that the importance of art and use of colour has always played a massive role to us as humans from all corners of the earth. Embrace your colour and art because this brings people together and breaks barriers. Hence our slogan ~ BE INSPIRED. BE YOURSELF. BE NAVA. ‘NAVA’ meaning beautiful and there by I believe everyone is unique and beautiful in their own way.