At Veldskoen, our mission is to improve lives and reduce our impact on the environment and build beautiful and comfortable shoes. Our Chelsea boots are ethically handcrafted in Durban, South Africa using sustainable methods and materials.
With a positive impact on the people that make them, and the least amount of negative impact on your environment, these boots are perfect for adventuring in style!
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.
They are very comfortable. Co worker’s had nice comments
Joan H. (Knoxville, US)
The Blue Sole! ❤️
I ordered the blue-soled pair of these boots in addition to the ones with the gray soles. The blue-soled version is so striking--and just as flexible and comfy as the gray-soled version. Not your normal Chelsea boots . . . and in a good way.
Jo E. (Richmond, US)
Love These Boots!
I've wanted a pair of these for ages. I'm really happy with them. I wear a 7 US but customer service recommended a 6 and they fit perfectly.
Debbi H. (Richmond, US)
Susan’s New Blue
Gifted to Susan. Great style. She rated as a 4 out of 5