Meghan Markle's $260 casual shoes have a special meaning — and they're already sold out

Alyssa Tria
Shopping Editor
Meghan Markle stepped out for day 2 of the royals' tour of South Africa in a pair of $260 CAD Brother Vellies huaraches.

On day two of their 10-day royal tour of Africa, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle travelled to Monwabisi Beach in Capetown.

Kicking off their day, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Waves for Change, a non-profit organization that provides child-friendly mental health services through the mind and body therapy of surfing to youth living in under-resourced communities, where the two made their way down to the beach to meet and dance with Waves for Change member and volunteers.


The couple also saw the work of the Lunchbox Fund, a charity that provides nutritious meals every day to Waves for Change and schools across South Africa to encourage children to attend school.

During their first engagement of the day, Meghan was seen wearing a $156 CAD denim jacket — a first since her pre-Duchess days — made by one of her favourite retailers, Madewell. And though we’ve been loving Meghan’s cool and laid back style, this particular look also comes with a significant meaning.

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Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Waves for Change at Monwabisi Beach, in Cape Town, South Africa (Chris Jackson/Pool via REUTERS)

Moving on to her footwear, she finished her look with Brother Vellies Huaraches Flats ($257 - out of stock). While these hand-woven braided leather flats were made in Michoacán, México, the shoe brand was founded with the goal of introducing the rest of the world to traditional African footwear, while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs within South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya and Morocco.

Brother Vellies Huaraches Flats

While the brand is best known for the Huaraches and their impeccable details and designs of sandals, Brother Vellies, which is founded by Toronto-native Aurora James, also creates boots and shoes that maintain the spirit and durability of its ancestry.

So while you wait for Meghan’s favourite pair to restock, check out the other beautiful styles the brand has to offer.


Brother Vellies Zanzibar Sandals

Brother Vellies Zanzibar Sandals

Shop it: $431, Shopbop


Brother Vellies Atlas Boots

Brother Vellies Atlas Boots

Shop it: $340 (originally $1,320), Shopbop


Brother Vellies Greg Shoes

Brother Vellies Greg Shoes

Shop it: $524, Shopbop



Brother Vellies Bianca Mules

Bianca Mules

Shop it: $862, Shopbop


Brother Vellies Burkina Slides

Brother Vellies Burkina Slides

Shop it: $151 (originally $378), Shopbop


Brother Vellies Palms Mules

Brother Vellies Palms Mules

Shop it: $375 (originally $749), Shopbop

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