Rambler Vellie – Black

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Jim Greens durability meets a new sleek sole design and the beauty of crazy horse leather

For over 25 years Jim Green has manufactured high quality leather work boots, with our Rambler vellie we have drifted off our traditional path and now offer a casual, dam good looking, everyday option. Made with our traditional construction methods and materials, the Rambler vellie is flexible, lightweight and exceptionally wearable.
“ Due to the nature of the oils in the material, each boot is unique and will have a rugged finish to the upper. With time and wear it will come into its own”
  • Manufactured with a single layer of 2.2mm full grain crazy horse leather
  • A steel shank between the insole board and sole offers extra support and stability
  • 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 soft rubber compound offering extra comfort
  • This boot can be re soled
  • Last: STC (This is a wide fit and offers a roomy and rounded toe box)
  • Sole: FA (This sole is our light weight comfort option and is designed for comfort and a sleeker look)
  • Weight: 1 kg (Size 7)
  • Laces: 90 cm
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 (Inch) US
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9.75" 7 ½
9.85" 8
10.125" 8 ½
10.24" 9
10.4375" 9 ½
10.63" 10
10.75" 10 ½
11.02" 11
11.125" 11 ½
11.42" 12
11.81" 13
12.20" 14
Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Rambler Vellie – Black

  1. Dave (verified owner)

    My first Jim Green purchase was a pair of “Black Crazy Horse Rambler Vellies.” These are sturdy shoes, well made with thick but supple leather uppers and a dense rubber outsole that looks as if it will prove far more durable (though less cushy) than the crepe soles on typical chukkas. Note that the website photos accurately depict the color of the leather. It’s medium gray, not black.

    My only issue is that per the website’s sizing recommendation I ordered a US size 12, the same as my Brannock size (12D) with my preferred socks — Darn Tough midweight with cushioned soles. The shoes seemed a bit big with lots of heel slip, but I thought that might improve with break-in and maybe a SuperFoot insole. A month later I regretted not returning them and swapping for a half-size smaller — but with thicker, full-cushion socks they work pretty well.

    Subseqently I ordered another pair in roughout size 11 1/2 and these are a very good fit. If I planned to wear them without socks, I think going down a full size from my Brannock size would probably do the trick.

  2. Elton (verified owner)

    If you’re on the fence about these, get them! Current price is discounted to pre-inflation prices ($87.20) and the quality of materials makes this a great deal!

    No QC issues, clean stitching and consistent leather. Removable insoles were flimsy and the foam patch was coming off. Rest of the shoe is amazing. Fits my true Brannock 9D really well with thin socks. My feet have high instep volume and slightly wide toes, so these are wonderfully comfortable.

    The pictures reflect the color accurately, but it looks much better in person since the website has a plain light background. Tonal stitching and dark rubber outsole makes the shoe match with most everything. You only get a pop of yellow color from the Jim Green tag, realistically.

    These are an underrated basic shoe with quality materials for a great price! 🙂

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