Schier Shoes has been making velskoen out of Swakopmund, Namibia since 1935. 8 guys make them completely by hand and turn out 20 pairs of vellies a day.
Velskoen, pronounced “fell-skoon” and known colloquially as “vellies,” are the ancestor of the modern-day desert boot. Vellies were first made in the 1600s, inspired by the footwear of the Khoikhoi people and crafted using raw materials. Later, our vellies were adapted by British travellers, packaged and renamed to be what we now know as desert boots.
Schier recently collaborated with Opening Ceremony to produce some great limited edition vellies that are accompanied by an amazing lookbook shot by photographer Jason Eric Hardwick. They’ve also brought out a neon capped version which is just too cool. you can order vellies in all sorts of different colours & hides from their website.