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Men's Black Formal

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Looking for a classic black dress shoe that is both comfortable and stylish? Look no further than the black formal. Our hand-crafted lace-up is made of the finest leather, ensuring both durability and comfort. Whether you're dressing up for a formal event or simply need a go-to shoe for work, The Black formal will quickly become your new favorite. Don't miss out on this essential piece - add the formal to your wardrobe today!

  • Soft supple leather uppers
  • Handmade In South Africa
  • Sustainably and ethically made
  • High-performance technical leather
  • Ultra-comfy
  • 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 leather 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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
William T. (Nashville, US)
Awesome shoes

Best customer service I have ever experienced-shoes for and look great

David C. (Pittsburgh, US)
Great shoes

Feel as good as they look.

M.J. (New York, US)
Black Formal

I purchased these shoes to wear in my workplace. In my role on my feet for a couple hours at a time, standing and moving. I’ve found these shoes to be comfortable all day. The soles are stiff and the leather cleans up easily. Good looking shoes.

Michael M. (Toledo, US)
Very sharp Looking shoes

Very sharp look and love the room inside the shoe. Not quite as comfortable as my eight chukka's but still very nice shoes in a slightly more formal package.

DJE (Garland, US)
Comfy from the start

My first Veldskoen purchase - well made shoes that were comfy on the first wear. Looking forward to the leather “breaking in” and hope the soles wear well. The toe box is just a wee bit too big but overall a great pair of shoes

Thank you for your purchase of our Black Formal shoes. We're happy to hear that they were comfortable on the first wear and that you are looking forward to the leather breaking in. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly if you have any other questions or concerns about your shoes. We aim to provide the best possible experience for our customers and we value your feedback. Thank you again for choosing Veldskoen!