Rough Out Vellie – Khaki

(5 customer reviews)


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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
  • A steel shank between the insole board and sole offers extra support and stability
  • The traditional vellie – South Africa’s most loved shoe
  • Insole board is secured to the upper with a double stitched 2.2mm braided nylon cord
  • Sole is made from a pure rubber R4 compound and is supported with a steel shank
  • This boot can be re soled
  • Last: STC (This is a wide fit and offers a roomy and rounded toe box)
  • Sole: BR (This sole is our all rounder option and is designed for durability in and urban and outdoor combination)
  • Weight: 1.16 kg (Size 8)
  • 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
9.65" 7
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 (5)

5 reviews for Rough Out Vellie – Khaki

  1. Pete (verified owner)

    With the wider toe box a half size down worked great for me. Wore them at work on concrete and tile floors and out and about. Really I’m surprised at how comfortable they are. I could wear them all day without getting fatigued. More rugged looking but had numerous colleagues ask about and complement me on them. Definitely told them to check Jim Green out.

  2. Gene

    I am very happy with mine. They are well built and comfortable. They go well with a range of clothing. I get questions and compliments. I especially like your Ranger donation policy, and share that with people. I will purchase more products.

  3. David Mann

    Looks great, feels great. My feet are a 10.5E, and I typically wear size 11 sneakers. A 10.5 in the Vellies was perfect for me. No pinched toes!

  4. Miguel R. Arroyo (verified owner)

    I purchased my rambler vellie in June 2021 for $80 following a $8.90 discount. Since I have logged 800 miles in 28 months (yes, I am an engineer and thus anal retentive) in all kind of terrain … mostly on urban trekking (concrete and asphalt roads). These vellies have not missed a bit although I wish the sole was a bit softer. Thus i went in to use the 2023 Black Friday sale of $99 to purchase a new Rambler Vellie – Black but they were out of my size. Darn bad luck!

    Regardless this as well as my African Ranger and Razorback are outstanding in value and I recommend them wholeheartedly.

    PS: A pity it costs so much to resole in Miami Beach Florida, USA. It is cheaper to buy a new pair specially during a sale.

  5. Johnmeli (verified owner)

    Have worn these Vellies for 4-5 months now. This is a sturdy, comfortable, nice looking boot that you can wear to work in or for just hanging out. Good for light duty work. The soles have a supportive feel. Good toe and heel protection. Not heavy. Breathable. I wear these boots for work around the house and yard, and outside work when I’m moving boxes or furniture. I was concerned about the crepe rubber soles being slippery on wet or shiny floors, but they actually have decent traction. They are not exactly like slip-resistant soles, but I haven’t had a problem. Even worn them several times shoveling snow. Size note: the size 12 JG Shoellies I have fit me perfectly, so I asked JG customer support what size to get in the Vellie, and they said 11 1/2 because of the wider, rounder toe box. They were right, these Vellies fit perfectly.

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