Traditionally Veldskoen are a South African walking shoe / boot made from leather or rawhide uppers attached to a leather footbed and rubber sole without nails or tacks. The curious name comes from Afrikaans vel ("skin") (later assimilated to veld ("field")) and skoen ("shoe"). This new twist on an old favourite boot are an inspirational mix of the iconic South African Veldskoen boots with the addition of a coloured sole with matching laces, giving a mix of tradition and fashion. These boots have also ben known as a type of Desert Boot. These new boots are the "Sole Of South Africa".