All the "models" in these photos live in or around Swakopmund, and are sporting OC-exclusive vellies
! All images by Jason Eric Hardwick.
Some of the guys even work in the Schier workshop!
We loved these blue and yellow kids' vellies so much we asked the team to make them for grown-ups, too...
When you outgrow your kid-size vellies
, you can send them back to Schier for a discount on your first pair of grown-up boots! Your old shoes will then be donated to a kid in the village, who will send you a postcard to say thank you!
These springbok boots are cut out entirely by hand, using a paper pattern. Because the process is so hands-on, no two shoes are the same!
Kudu, the large antelope used to make vellies
, are over-populated in Namibia and eat precious crops. Schier works with local farmers to meet the government quotas that are sadly necessary for population control.
Top: HANDMADE SPRINGBOK VELLIES
in white/brown. Bottom: MINI HANDMADE SPRINGBOK VELLIES
Top: Handmade Patchwork Vellies
in red/leopard/navy. Bottom: Mini Handmade Patchwork Vellies
Top: Handmade Two-Tone Vellies
in royal blue/yellow. Bottom: Mini Handmade Two-Tone Vellies
in royal blue/yellow
Top: HANDMADE VELLIES
in kudu leather/navy. Bottom: MINI HANDMADE VELLIES
in kudu leather/navy