There's nothing like a pair of brown Chukka boots to give your look a hint of desert cool. These Veldskoen boots are ethically and sustainablyhandcrafted with locally sourced, premium materials from South Africa. They're made with genuine, water-resistant leather that will keep your feet dry no matter where your adventures take you. Plus, the cushioning insole and tough, rugged, rubber outsole will provide all-day comfort and support. Whether you're exploring a new city or hiking through the wilderness, these boots were made for walking.
Handmade In South Africa
Sustainably and ethically made
High-performance full-grain leather that repels water
The classic Chukka boot is an extension of our mission at Veldskoen to improve the lives around us, reduce our impact, make shoes that outlast and never stop improving what we do, and how we do it. Each Chukka boot is handcrafted and thoughtfully designed in Durban, South Africa with ethically sourced materials and made in a sustainable manner that allows you to adventure, move and inspire with a positive impact on the people around you and the least amount of negative impact on your environment.
Ethics First: We believe in building better shoes. That's why our Veldskoen are handcrafted with locally sourced premium materials, made with a compulsive eye for detail, a conscious mind, and an innovative approach to transparency with a desire to never stop improving and evolving.
Superior materials: All our materials are sourced locally. By sourcing locally we help support local businesses and communities and in turn reduce the carbon footprint by reducing transit and production times.
Comfort: Veldskoen will feel like butter on your feet. The leather naturally conforms and molds to your foot. After a few days of wear, they will feel like they are an extension of your foot.
Hand-stitched durability: Each Veldskoen is hand-stitched in South Africa by master shoemakers. This means individual care and attention is given to every shoe. See our factory to learn more.
Smell the roses: Did you know leather is a natural deodorizer? Our shoes will have your feet smelling like a rose.
Leather Uppers: Our Leather is sourced from a local tannery just outside of Cape Town. It is run by and employs the local community. We use a full-grain Proteus soft leather 1.8/2.0mm sustainably and ethically harvested as a byproduct from a meat tannery.
Veldskoen Sole: All our soles are made from 100% recyclable rubber compound that has an extended durability. It also has shorter cycle times, lower energy consumption, and less waste during manufacturing in effect slashing our greenhouse gas emissions.
Insoles: To create the most comfortable shoe, and to live up to our history as a shoe that is designed to be on your feet all day, we spared no expense in finding the very best combination of materials and manufacturing. We use a 4mm stitch down with high-density memory foam with a durable PU lining that creates the perfect padding and ultra-comfort for your feet.
Laces: Our laces are a 50/50 polyester cotton blend with a length of 70cm / 27 inches. The combination of the Polyester and Cotton blend creates a strong and flexible lace that will not break down and lasts longer than traditional laces.
Stitching: Our stitching is a semi waxed 100% polyester braided thread that is as strong as the shoe itself. We use double stitching on all high movement areas of the shoe for added strength.
To us, sustainabilityis about making beautiful products that last, constantly looking at every aspect of a process, and evaluating how we can do it better to improve the impact on the environment and the people around us.
When I ordered these, I took a chance on the fit, assuming it would most likely not live up to my expectations. I'm picky when it comes to shoes and I'm always looking for shoes that fit well and provide excellent support and comfort, due to chronic issues with heel and arch pain. Chukka boots often fail, because of the fit and lack of cushion and support or inability to add an insert. When I first opened the box, the quality in build and materials was obvious. The leather was very soft. Slipping my foot in, it felt snug on top of my foot like many chukka boots do, but the leather was so soft, it felt as if it molded to my foot within seconds. I was able to tie them tightly without any discomfort. The toe box was very roomy. I usually wear a size 13 in athletic sneakers and a 12 in dress shoes. I purchased a 12 and found it to be very comfortable with extra room in length and width. Perfect for adding an insole or thick warm socks in winter. The outsole appears very thin and I was concerned for what level of comfort and shock absorption that would provide but they were very comfortable to walk around in. I dont think they would be comfortable for all-day wear involving a lot of time on your feet, but there is so much room that I can put in my own inserts for added shock absorption and arch support. I will be keeping these and consider buying additional colors in the future.
El K.!. (Matawan, US)
I got the brown chuks. Getting a second pair. The green leather rinhos.
Getting delivered in 2 days ! Can hardly wait
James H. (Willowbrook, US)
Big Man, Big Shoes
Love the shoes - great for someone with bigger feet.
Randy S. (Denver, US)
Great Chukka Boot
My new brown Veldskoen Chukkas are amazing! I half sized down and they fit perfect. I catch myself always looking down at them because they are such cool shoes! I’m expecting long journey together. They will only look better as they age. The craftsmanship and quality is exceptional. I highly recommend Veldskoen shoes
J. D. (‘Aiea, US)
Great Shoes. Getting More.
Great shoes! Easy, fast delivery. Will buy again in a different color.