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The Western Cape Shopping

Strassberger Shoe Factory

  • 12 Ou Kaapseweg Map It
  • Clanwilliam
  • Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

Updated 11/07/2014

Fodor's Review

Veldskoen, or Vellies, as they're fondly known, are something of a South African institution. All you have to do is think of the singer David Kramer and his signature red shoes to understand the place they hold in most South Africans' hearts. Vellies used to be the preserve of hardy farmers, who would wear these sturdy shoes with socks and shorts in winter, and without socks and shorts in summer. Thankfully, the styles have changed somewhat, and now you can get the softest shoes made to order from the Strassberger Shoe Factory. The shoemakers you see working here come from generations of craftspeople dating back to when the Moravian missionaries first started shoemaking in Wupperthal.

Shopping Information

Address:

12 Ou Kaapseweg, Clanwilliam, 8135, South Africa

Map It

Phone:

027-482–1439

Updated 11/07/2014

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