Van Velze & Smith Short Black Chelsea Boots
Chelsea boot with round toe
Boots with flexible light weight sole
Marula freeshipping - Van Velze & Smith
Round toe
Marula freeshipping - Van Velze & Smith
Marula freeshipping - Van Velze & Smith
Marula freeshipping - Van Velze & Smith


Regular price £155.00

The fruit of the infamous Marula tree falls to the African floor where it ferments under the harsh sun. Not only is it responsible for the intoxication of the local monkey population, but even the biggest animals in Africa are brought to their knees, hence the alternative Elephant tree moniker. The fruit is also the key ingredient in the delicious South African produced cream liqueur called Amarula.

The Marula is the universal day to day boot.

Comfort, practicality and style merge together to form the ultimate every day footwear. Fitted with a flexi-lightweight sole, the Marula is aimed at unleashing your inner explorer. From trekking across the harsh African plains, to dodging stampedes in and around the local waterhole, this one of a kind ¾ Chelsea boot will subdue any terrain.

"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.