The Chelsea 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 Chelsea 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.
Handmade In South Africa
Sustainably and ethically made
High-performance full-grain suede leather that repels water
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.
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.
Thank you for the positive review, Dave! We pride ourselves on the comfort and durability of our products. We are happy to learn that you find them stylish and comfortable. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Mike L. (Stafford, US)
Great boots and super comfortable
Thanks for the great review, Mike! We're happy you love your Chelsea Black shoes. They are some of our most popular boots for a reason--they're both stylish and comfortable. Thanks again for choosing to shop with us, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Mark C. (Richmond, US)
shoes fit great and I like how they look and feel
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Mark! Happy to hear that you love your Chelsea Grey shoes. They are a great style and fit, and we are thrilled that you feel good wearing them. Thanks again for choosing to shop with us and we hope you have a great day. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Nathan M. (Washington, US)
I now live in these....
I'm an amputee, and often find it difficult to find shoes that are 1) easy to put on, 2) have a good heel height for my fake leg, and 3) and are comfortable for my sound leg. These shoes are a perfect trifecta. So much so, that while I normally wear suits, ties and dress shoes to work, I've added these shoes to my work outfit, in lieu of dress shoes. I've been getting some looks, but mostly a ton of compliments. Thank you, Veldskoen!
Thank you for your review, Nathan! We're happy to hear that you love our Chelsea Blue shoes. They are designed to be easy to put on and comfortable for all-day wear, and it's great to know that they've been meeting your needs. We're pleased to hear that you've been receiving compliments on them too! Thank you for choosing Veldskoen Shoes and we hope you'll continue to enjoy them. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Cynthia M. (Fayetteville, US)
Love these boots!
Bought these for my son after he admired mine :) He loves the gray accent on suede for being unique and subtle. We recommend sizing down in general. The boots are not “wide”, but roomy in the toe box, which is so very comfortable!