The original Swakop Vellie
Our original Swakop vellie which is handmade in Namibia has suede or smooth upper leather as well as a leather insole. We use a rubber sole and have three types to choose from. A soft thin walking sole (traditional) a grippier medium sole as well as a thick tracking sole.
For authenticity our vellie has a “Kudu Head” rivet and the famous “Kudu Leder” tag on the side of each shoe. Our hand made shoes are fully resoleable.
Only available in UK men’s and women’s full sizes. The cut is generous. We recommend ordering one size below your UK shoe size. A UK 10 would fit a UK 9 vellie. Please note that the Kudu vellie has to be a snug fit. Kudu leather adapts and moulds around your foot and stretches to size. Should you need to wear orthopaedic insoles, stay with your normal shoe size.
Colour & Styles:
Traditionally the vellie is available in a tan or dark brown smooth or suede colour . Red and navy can be an option, depending on leather availability.
The standard vellie is ankle hight. We also do a low cut vellie for ladies .
The Kudu Boot is available only in the tan colour and ends above the ankle.
The Namib Trapper Boot is available in the tan colour as well as in a smooth dark brown or rust brown.