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La Vallée freeshipping - Van Velze & Smith

La Vallée

The inspiration for the La Vallée boot came about when guests at the Van Velze wedding were treated to JC Le Roux's La Vallée Method Cap Classique upon arrival – a classy welcome to a most memorable of occasions.

This leather boot, further reinforced with a leather lining and the elastic insert around the calf provides superior comfort within the traditional Cuban riding boot style. We at VVS have added our unique twist to the riding boot with a slightly raised heel, our signature brilliant curve around the topline and a playful tassel for fastening.

These subtle changes ensure that the La Vallee is a boot you simply can’t go without.

"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.