Van Velze & Smith Short Navy Suede Boot with Heel
Suede leather boots UK
Medium heel
Cullinan freeshipping - Van Velze & Smith
Round toe


Regular price £175.00

The Cullinan was the largest rough diamond in history and was discovered in South Africa in 1905 by Sir Thomas Cullinan. The diamond was later gifted to King Edward VII of the United Kingdom on his 66th birthday.

Decoy ships, empty jewellery containers and strategically placed detectives sheltered the fact that this most precious stone made its journey to England in an unmarked brown box via His Majesty's Royal Mail service. Today it's one of the finest additions to Queen Elizabeth II's private gem collection. This boot is the ultimate union of African heritage and British craftsmanship.

Our suede dress boot has undergone a similar transformation, where precious raw material meets the pinnacle of human artistry. It has a thicker synthetic sole with a wooden heel. This ensures that the boot has a prolonged lifetime, but also provides the exceptional comfort associated with the VVS range. It is completed with the addition of an inward facing zip fastener and our signature brilliant curve around the topline giving it the ultimate refined finish.

"No one is useless in the world who lightens the burden of other" - Charles Dickens


The Van Velze & Smith story is one of careful evolution. Whilst development of our own brand is very important, the opportunity to help others is a challenge we relish.

Up until the age of 13, South African children play rugby barefoot. The poverty and suffering through parts of South Africa is no secret and means many children aren't able to continue playing rugby after the age of 13 as their parents cannot afford the necessary footwear.

Rugby's core values are all based around teamwork, comradery and access for all, as such we at Van Velze & Smith want to uphold these values.

This season, for every pair of boots sold, VVS pledges to donate a pair of rugby boots to a child with the same dream as 13 year old GJ dreaming of a career as a professional sportsman.