Warning: you’re about to fall in love with Brother Vellies. The footwear line, formerly known as Schier Shoes, started in 1935 with a collection of kudu leather desert boots, which originated in Africa as far back as the 1600s and are commonly known as vellies. Since making it’s mark on the fashion scene with a capsule collection with Opening Ceremony a few years ago, creative director Aurora James has rebranded the label and expanded the collection to include modern versions of ancestral inspired styles like braided leather wrap sandals with horse hair tassels, denim Moroccan babouche slippers and springbok fur slides. She continues to travel to South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Morocco, working closely with local artisans to ensure the shoes are made with sustainable materials and practices. I’ve been dreaming of owning a pair . . . just can’t decide on which one to spoil myself with! And the mini dessert boots for ‘lil tots? Adorable.
(images via Brother Vellies, Refinery29, Saint Heron, & Ace & Jig; Brother Vellies available for purchase here)
Despite of your warning I felt in love: the shoes are awesome!
xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
I’m obsessed! Stunning shoes!
i love these, I need the yellow tasseled ones in my life
They do look pretty wonderful….. Ah I “need” to take them with me to my next summer holiday destination!
I just want the ones in the third picture, thank you!
My goodness, I want all of them! They all look so amazing x
These are GORGEOUS! I especially like the ones with the horse hair tassels
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Wow, really beautiful collection of shoes! Absolutely love the combination of braided straps with tassels, so chic and unique at then same time! Thanks for sharing!
Wow! Great sandals and shoes!! Really creative … I think this is really something new that hasn’t been done before, so I really appreciate the material mix and the designs!
these are amazing!!!
WOW! So pretty, gorgeous sandals!!
Hmmm! So well done!
I’m not really a sandal person but I might go for a couple of these ones! LOVE those chevron lace-ups though, definitely 🙂
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i don’t thing those sandals are very comfortable, but never mind, it looks gorgeous.