"Brother Vellies was founded in collaboration with Creative Director, Aurora James. While relatively unknown outside of South Africa and Namibia, Velskoen, pronounced "fell-skoon" and known colloquially as "vellies," are the ancestor of the modern-day desert boot.
Vellies were first made in the 1600s, inspired by the footwear of the Khoikhoi tribe and crafted using raw materials. Later, their vellies were adapted by British travelers, packaged and renamed to be what we now know as desert boots.
Their velskoen are made primarily in the coastal town of Swakopmund, Namibia. Between there and South Africa, a small group of eight gentlemen assemble every shoe by hand, turning out just 20 pairs an afternoon.
Their vellies are made of vegetable-dyed Kudu leather. The Namibian government mandates the culling of these large native antelope to control their population. Kudu skin yields amazingly durable leather and suede that ages exceptionally well. Because these hides are taken from wild animals they often show scars or other "imperfections" that domesticated hides do not."

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 We at Vakwetu are absolutely in love with these. So creative, so chic and so stylish. A definite must have if you are a lover of things out of the norm and standing out from the crowd. Vakwetu gives these a fabulous stamp of approval.


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