Harlestone ll
Harlestone ll
Harlestone ll
Harlestone ll
Harlestone ll
Harlestone ll

Harlestone ll

Regular price £145.00

It's important to never forget where things started, and for many people the definitive round toe Chelsea boot signifies legacy and tradition. Not a truer word can be spoken when it comes to the Harlestone. As you know Van Velze met Smith for the first time in a village Harlestone, Northamptonshire. They struck an unlikely friendship, and this friendship set them on the remarkable journey that is the story behind the brand VVS. It's hard to look back without wondering whether fate was at play - surely it wasn't a coincidence that they met in Northamptonshire, often referred to as the shoe capital of the world.

Whilst some may feel that suede shoes are difficult to maintain, we at VVS feel that every mark will add to the boots character, and the many years of protective service will one day present itself as a rich and unique finish - a reminder that you never hesitated to take the road less travelled. 

"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.