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Smartgirl Street Style • Sapmok Vellies

October 12, 2017
Smartgirl Street style • Sapmok Vellies

TREND ALERT: The Proudly South African Vellie When Vellies are featured in American Vogue and Global fashion retailer Zara releases their own version of the style… YOU KNOW the traditional South African leather shoe is HOT property! History of the Vellie Veldskoen or vellies, are South African walking shoes made from vegetable-tanned leather or soft rawhide uppers attached to a leather footbed and rubber sole without tacks or nails. The name, Vellies comes from Afrikaans vel (“skin”) and skoen (“shoe”). They were first made by the Dutch East India Co. in the 17th century by the first Dutch settlers in…

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