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The Go anywhere, Do anything Veldskoen

Vellies were originally designed to withstand the harshest arid climates, here at Jim Green we have taken no short cuts in production, to make sure our vellies live up to this age-old design.
We truly believe that the Jim Green vellie is the best value for money vellie available in South Africa. With the quality of materials used and our ability to resole them they will be with you for many years to come.
  • Manufactured with a single layer of 2.2mm full grain leather
  • The traditional vellie – South Africa’s most loved shoe
  • Thermoplastic toe puff and a heel stiffener for extra support
  • Insole board is secured to the upper with a double stitched 2.2mm braided nylon cord
  • Sole is made from a genuine rubber
  • This boot can be re soled
The best way to preserve your Jim Greens is through regular and correct polishing. Water, heat and wear remove the natural oil from the leather, so when the tiny fibres dry out they become hard, brittle and break easily, thereby shorten the life of the leather.
For our leather boots we recommend any natural shoe polish found at your local store. For our suede options we suggest light brushing to remove dirt and a scotchguard for longer protection.
After a long day in wet conditions and you requiring your boots early the next morning, the worst possible solution is to artificially dry your boots. Leather fibres burn easily – especially when wet and therefore should never be left near a heater, placed in your oven or left in direct sunlight. For the best results, footwear should be dried out slowly and never subjected to any extreme heat. Should you work in constantly wet conditions, it is best to alternate between two or more pairs of our Jim Green boots.
We realise that buying footwear online is a daunting task and we are often asked to recommend a size by new Jim Green customers. If you happen to purchase a pair of Jim Green boots online and they do not fit, we will happily exchange them for you. If the measurements fall in-between the lengths provided, we do offer half sizes on certain styles. We can recommend a size but we can’t guarantee the fit.
Foot Length (CM) UK US
21.5 3 4
22.5 4 5
23.5 5 6
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25 7 8
26 8 9
27 9 10
28 10 11
29 11 12
30 12 13
31 13 14
32 14 15
33 15 16
Additional information
Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 33 × 27 × 13 cm
UK Size

3 ½, 3, 4 ½, 4, 5, 5 ½, 6, 6 ½, 7, 7 ½, 8, 8 ½, 9, 9 ½, 10 ½, 10, 11, 11 ½, 12, 12 ½, 13



Reviews (5)

5 reviews for Vellie

  1. Edward L Frey

    I have been looking for an affordable ankle/chuka/desert boot for some time
    and found the Jim Green Vellie. They are offered by Amazon in the USA but in
    suede which I do not like. I contacted Jim Green in SA and after some
    difficulty paid for a pair of the tanned leather Vellie. They are a great
    company to work with in getting what you want sent to the USA.

    I am wearing the boots as is traditional in SA, that is to say without
    socks. Have been out and about only three times with them so far but each
    time has been better as the boots and my feet become better acquainted. In
    about a month I’ll be sending my daily walking boots off to be resoled and
    the Vellies will take their place until I get them back. I’ll update this
    review if deemed necessary at that time.

    Right now I have to say the Vellies are great, get a pair!

    Bragging rights here, I’m the first person in the USA to buy a pair of
    tanned leather Vellies.

  2. Edward L Frey (verified owner)

    My rating continues to be 5 stars.

    As I said before when I first got the Vellies I wore them without socks and without my orthotics, just casual wear.

    Starting 27 July thru 18 September I wore them every day and walked 269 miles with socks and orthotics. My USA made Chippawa boots are size 10.5 and the Jim Green’s are size 10. Without socks and orthotics they feel too big but with the socks and orthotics they were perfect.

    The Vellie sole is better in my opinion than the Gumlite that came on the Chippawa. I was only able to get 726 miles on the Gumlite soles before needing to have them resoled. The Vellie sole looks like it could far exceed that. With 269 miles on them I would say they could easily go 1,000 miles.

    Great boots – get a pair!

  3. Marais Hattingh

    I have 2 pairs of these, They are increasable shoes, comfortable and durable. Once they are properly walked in they fit like a glove.

  4. Thami

    Generously thick full grain leather, surely will last me for years, love the sole thickness. wish it had a double leather halfway through

  5. Thami Gumede

    Generously thick full grain leather, a shoe that lasts, love the thickness of the sole, symbolic of a life time foot partner.

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