Vellie – Brown

(7 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
  • The traditional vellie – South Africa’s most loved shoe
  • A steel shank between the insole board and sole offers extra support and stability
  • 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
  • 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: 1.12 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 (7)

7 reviews for Vellie – Brown

  1. Brad E (verified owner)

    What a bargain!! Super comfortable true to size (added Dr scholls insert under original insole to take up some space for my narrow 12.5 foot)

    Breakin is pretty quick and the quality of construction is unmatched at this price!
    Bought all four colors in this style and they were of all the same top quality of build!!

  2. Diver B

    Very special shoes, just got mine and at first I thought they were wider than anything I have and I kind of didn’t like it. However after looking and wearing them a bit I start seeing them as “cute” and something unique, will definitely enjoy wearing them. Most importantly my wife liked them, so got the highest approval;)

    The quality seems to be top, well made, with unique style. Don’t think they’ll require long break in, comfortable out of box.

    Sizing is true (my Brannock is 9.5E), and 9.5 fits well. As mentioned the width is very generous, lots of room, although not sure how guys with narrow feet would like it.

    Looking forward to wear them more and check how they feel long term.

    I think they’re great value and would recommend for all.

  3. Adam (verified owner)

    So far I am very impressed with this shoe. It is made from quality materials and there is attention to detail. For me the shoe was true to size and has the same fit as a pair of Redwings. I plan on ordering an additional pair and will re-review these after about 6 months of abuse.

  4. Adam (verified owner)

    I am very impressed with the quality of these shoes. They are made of quality materials and with great attention to detail. As far as fit goes they run true to size with a fit comparable to Redwings.

  5. DB (verified owner)

    I ordered the Vellie (dark brown) and Razorback (Tan). I ordered a size 10 but required a half size smaller. Both styles fit very similar and you can confidently order the same size in each style once you know your size. The leather is thick and very high quality. I initiated an exchange for size. I was contacted by customer service and the exchange was super smooth. A individual named Gareth contacted me, it is very obvious they care about their customers. Thank you Gareth for your help.

    The style is quite unique with a classic design that will never go our of style. I imagine these will look better with age as the leather develops a nice patina. Buy them, you will love them.

  6. Arthur Hosey Jr (verified owner)

    My branock size is 11.5 although one of my feet is slightly larger than the other. I got my first pair in the 11.5 and they felt very very loose. Not like they were coming off or anything but I felt like there was some heel slip. I ordered a new pair in 11 and they fit really well and I don’t feel the heel slip anymore.

    I’m used to wearing “heritage boots” where they’re meant to feel really snug but these give me feet a lot of literal wiggle room. I want to take them on a hike here in Mississippi and see how they perform.

    Some people might say they look like clown shoes but you’re really the only person who sees them from the top down and from the side they look gorgeous. Even my wife who doesn’t share my enthusiasm for boots gave them a thumbs up!

  7. George (verified owner)

    Discovered this brand on the YouTube’s and very glad I did. I usually wear a 11.5-12 and after reading the reviews decided to go 11.5 as some have said they are a tad bigger and it was the rite call. the build quality is great and the leather is super soft and looks well oiled rite out of the box. Replacing the insoles made a good shoe great. Personally I like the logo branded into the heel and the yellow one in the tongue, also these are some of the nicest laces I’ve ever seen. I’m looking forward to having them build me a custom pair of work boots in the near future.

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