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March 25, 2019 3 min read

A list of 5 of the best, most scenic hiking trails in the United States – the perfect excuse to wear your VELDSKOEN.

When searching for the perfect pair of shoes, it’s important that the ‘shoe’ fits the type of lifestyle that you lead, should you have any extravagant hobbies or interests. The South African iconic shoe brand, Veldskoen, has been deemed many wonderful things, but there is ONE more description to add to that long list – Veldskoen shoes are incredible hiking shoes. Veldskoen come from centuries of hiking through the African wilderness and are quiet capable of handling the toughest conditions pretty much anywhere.

South Kaibab Trail (Arizona)

This specific hiking trail is located in the Grand Canyon National Park, in Arizona. The lack of shade and steep descent makes for a strenuous and challenging day-hike – it is advised to pack a lot of water to avoid dehydration. The trail begins with a deep descent, therefore non-slip hiking shoes are essential; Veldskoen shoes would be the perfect fit! With a 360-degree view of the Grand Canyon, tunnels and a suspension bridge; is not for the faint-hearted.

To learn more about the South Kaibab Trail go here 

Pic Courtesy : Wikipedia

Mist Trail (California)

A majestic hiking trail in Yosemite Valley, which deserves all the glory and praise it has received. The trail is home to two beautiful waterfalls: Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall. However, if you wish to see the Nevada Fall, the hike will be extended by 2 miles – it’s worth the extra steps! The slippery pathway and strong water currents make for a journey in which all safety precautions must be met. It is recommended to wear the correct footwear (aka Veldskoen's non-slip heritage range); safeguard the little ones and swim at your own risk.

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To learn more about the Yosemite's Nevada Falls and surroundings from The Mist Trail Trail go here 

Jenny Lake Trail (Wyoming)

Nothing screams hiking and camping more than Veldskoen shoes, and not just aesthetically; their sturdy and rugged composition was made for the harshest of conditions! This trail begins at the Jenny Lake Campground and surrounds Jenny Lake itself. The loop trail is regarded as a crowded US tourist attraction BUT it is worth the journey. It’s the closest you’ll get to the magnificent Teton mountain range – a bucket list MUST SEE!

Mt Owen and Mt St John across Jenny Lake
John Menard from Phoenix, USA [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

To learn more about the Jenny Lake and surrounding trails go here 

West Maroon Creek Trail (Colorado)

A hiking trail situated near Aspen, in Colorado. The hike itself is extremely difficult and should only be climbed by those capable – otherwise it can be travelled via horseback. The trail is home to the Maroon Bells; Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak, which are the two peaks in the Elk Mountains. Lastly, the trail has wild flowers as far as the eyes can see; an opportunity to blend in with the colourful backdrop and wear your bright Veldskoen shoes!

Image courtesy of Rhododendrites

To learn more about the Maroon Bells and surrounding trails go here

Red River Gorge (Kentucky)

Put on your Pinotage Veldskoenshoes and hit the Red – as avid hikers and rock-climbers like to call it! This national landmark is situated inside the Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky. It is a canyon system located on the Red River, which features waterfalls, cliffs, rock shelters and natural bridges – every nature lover’s dream come true! If hiking or rock-climbing is not of interest to you, there also cabins available to rent; just don’t forget to pack your favourite hiking shoes!

If you’re a lover of the outdoors and all things nature, this list is detrimental – whether you’re a US citizen or a tourist, these five hiking spots should definitely be on your list.

Red River Gorge (Kentucky)

To learn more about the Maroon Bells and surrounding trails go here

Photo via Good Free Photos

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5/5 stars. I've owned Bata, Courteney, livingstone, etc.... These are the best vellies. Not to mention they're ALREADY IN THE USA! So you wait 2-3 days to get them instead of 2-3 months(no kidding). A tip with vellies.. No socks.. If you want to break them in quick put them under steaming water and wear them around the house for 4-5 hours or till dry. AND MAGIC! they conform to your feet and saves you blisters! The leather is sooooo smooth and feels GREAT on your feet. I have 3 pair of Veldskoen Brand vellies and looking forward to getting the new high tops soon!

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