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THE everyday, go the distance, see you later, never say die . . .

The Vellie

South Africa’s best loved shoe

Live life, go places, see things, tell stories.

The legend of Jim Green

jim-green-logo_redrawJim green footwear was born out of humble beginnings in a garage in New Hanover in 1992, with the idea in mind of making a boot that lasts and lasts…  With only a few styles hand crafted to start, Jim Green soon started to gain a reputation amongst the local community and live up to its name of being tough, rugged, go the distance boots. It wasn’t long before Jim Green boots started to find their way into cities country wide and soon Jim Green grew to a healthy product range, producing 20 pairs a day. 

The name Jim Green comes from a sneaky little frog that hangs by the river edge, this frog being used by questionable fisherman at local fly fishing competitions to illegally hook the winning catch.

With the popularity of Jim Green growing it soon found itself a new home on the Midlands Meander. Due to increase in demand manufacturing of the boots was being handed onto Crouch Footwear in Pietermaritzburg, where with many years of shoe making experience perfected the art of making a pair of Jim Green boots and immediately introduced safety and specialist footwear to the range. It was there that Jim Green got a strong footing in the market place and became a legend in its own for their durability, comfort and quality. Crouch Footwear eventually acquired Jim Green in the year 2008.

Today Jim Green is still South Africa’s number one locally made safety and hiking boot, being worn by our countries major telecommunications groups, large corporations and still remains a local favourite amongst the farmers.

Do you own Jim Green boots or shoes?

You can have your boots or shoes resoled to give them new life.


Jim Green footwear comes with an unconditional six month warranty. During this time we will either replace or repair your purchase. Please note that the warranty does not cover damage caused by abuse, negligence or accidents.

Made in South Africa

Jim Green shoes and boots have their roots in South Africa and have been manufactured here since 1992. Crouch footware has been manufacturing Jim Green since 2000.

Satisfied Customers

  • Stockman STD
    Since 1998

    Good day. I bought a pair of Stockman STD is 1998 in Colesberg from a shop that belonged to a friend. I had them for all these years and I still wear them.

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The Jim Green factory will be closed from the 12 December 2017 – 18 January 2018, all order received in this time will be processed on the 18th January 2018 Dismiss