Schier’s Neon-Capped Vellie Shoes

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Schier Shoes is a Namibian company that makes a contemporary version of the vellie, a type of shoe that’s been around since the 1600s in southern African and was adapted hundreds of years later by the British and transformed into the modern desert boot. The bright space-age neon hues on the tips of Schier Shoes’ latest design might be anything but antiquated, but they’ve still got that 17th-century craftmanship down pat: “A small group of eight Damara gentlemen assemble every shoe by hand, turning out just 20 pairs an afternoon.” They’re all made from super-soft vegetable-dyed Kudu leather (aka antelope), and they even make little baby versions. Check out their full range available for sale here.

POSTED May 9, 2012 12:30PM IN STYLE NEWS TAGS: ,

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