I used to wear sandals – made out of eland (Daba) skins (N|Osi) – a lot, to run behind eland, kudu as well as warthogs. For hunting a special type of sandals was used. The sole was not flat but concave to give a better grip while running. (Kunta|Bo, one of the Ju|Hoan San living in Nyae Nyae conservancy in Namibia)
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‘A reindeer between buffalo’