Tuesday, June 12, 2012

''I am personally nnnever'' (said in a Kourtney Kardashian accent) ever going to be seen alive wearing Velskoens aka the shoes that I grew up seeing scary Afrikaans men in Safari Suits and combs in their socks wear.  But I appreciate their existence in the world, especially because these particular velskoens are from our neighbouring Namibia and are being exported to the rest of the world at a rate of 20 pairs of shoes in production every day.  That may not be a lot compared to say, the standards popularised by countries like China and India, but the fact that these shoes are hand made by 8 men, from Kudu leather dyed with colour from vegetables, at the price of approximately R2500 a pair, that deserves some recognition.    The company responsible is Schier Shoes from Swakopmund, Namibia. I llove the fact that they make them for men, women and children.  Nice work men.  


Ms K said...

Love the images, especially the one with the two older ladies in pink.

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