Hunting Boot Help - Vellies / Veldskoens
I just got back from RSA last week. During my hunt, the Keen boots I love developed (or maybe I just had never noticed before) a squeek in the heels and made noise almost every time I stepped. Squeeking shoes and bowhunting on foot doesn't equal success, so I ended up hunting in some Clark deck shoes I had brought for camp (which worked great btw).
My PH, on the other hand, wore boots that were completely silent. He later told me they were called vellies, short for veldskoens, and that they are a traditional Southern African shoe and very comfortable once broken in. We had planned to go to a general store before I left where he said I could buy some for around $30 USD, but we ran out of time; and now he is back in the bush hunting again and unreachable for a while.
Can anyone recommend a few traditional vellies (brand and model) that would be suitable for hunting? I'm sure Courteneys are fine, but I'd rather go with more of an "everyman" brand. I want traditional, simple, quiet, and comfortable. Thanks for your help.