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  • The first is known as the veldtschoen construction while the second is known as the welted construction.

    Chapter 6 1982


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  • An disused brand name, in England, for hard-wearing, sturdy work brogues (shoes) made by Lotus Ltd, Stafford. (Afrikaans veld, from the Middle Dutch world for "field")

    "Over nineteen years I have used Veldtschoen during shooting trips in many parts of the world, in addition to nine winters in England. They show little sign of their rough and heavy wear" - advert in the Autumn 1957 edition of the English agricultural periodical The Countryman, p.17. From the dying gasps of the "Great White Hunter" era, it seems.

    November 6, 2009