NAVA Apparel’s ‘Ndebele‘ Women’s Warrior Boots are a multi functional hightop boot that also folds down into an ankle boot in diesel brown leather with whiskey suede on the sides and a multi colour tribal design cotton weave on the side when folded down. The interior of the boots are fully lined with leather and fitted with Italian fiber board insoles, covered in latex foam and wrapped with leather for your comfort. Italian fiber boards are much more breathable and durable, lasting up to 10 years which helps prevent soles from splitting in half. Fitted with 100% genuine eco rubber soles for outstanding quality and good grip, which are hand stitched into the bottom of the shoes. All NAVA Apparel shoes are handmade by local South African craftsman.
‘Ndebele’ is a Bantu nation and ethnic group in Southern Africa, who share a common Ndebele culture and Ndebele language. The Northern Ndebele were historically referred to as the Matabele which was a European corruption of ‘Ndebele’. Their history began when a Zulu chiefdom split from King Shaka in the early 18th century under the leadership of Mzilikazi, a former chief in his kingdom and ally. Under his command the disgruntled Zulus went on to conquer and rule the chiefdoms of the Southern Ndebele. This was where the name and identity of the eventual kingdom was adopted.