Introducing the Drakensberg Boot, a handcrafted leather chukka hybrid designed to keep your look classic and cool. This boot is crafted from the finest quality leather available, providing a smooth, flexible fit for comfort and durability with every step. The lace-up design makes it easy to slip on so you can take on the day in style!
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.
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Think about what you put your feet in
Mossop leather is 175 years old and one of the oldest companies in South Africa. They take responsibility for every decision they make and pride themselves on their transparent supply chain. They are aware that everything they do impacts the world around us. Conscious of this result means they are actively involved in creating a more sustainable future in their leather production.
The Veldskoen Difference
We use a reversible full-grain leather, lightly buffed on the inside that melts to your feet for supreme all-day comfort. It’s our secret sauce.
Our mission is clear. To continually work toward a more sustainable future by using innovative and out the box thinking to reduce our impact.
Each shoe is handcrafted in South Africa the traditional way. hand-cut, sewn, and finished using a buttery soft full-grain leather.
We use high-performance technical leather that repels water and are super easy to clean. These will be Your new all-day-everyday shoe.
Our factory, Hopewell Footwear, is Located in the beautiful city of Durban on the East Coast of South Africa, the country's surfing capital. It is a 3rd generation, locally owned; the 4th generation is studying for a footwear degree in London and working in Italy to prepare him to take over the family business. Owner Mohammed says many of the employees have been with them for as long as he can remember
When the ad says “the most comfortable shoe” they were not lying. Truly, just got my second pair. And I love them. Really good craftsmanship.
Thank you for your kind words, Jose! We're delighted you love your Drakensberg Boots and that they are as comfortable as promised. Thank you for being a loyal customer and we hope to continue to bring you the best in quality craftsmanship for years to come.
Bernie F. (Eclectic, US)
Men's Drakensberg Boot- Fantastic boots!
Repeat customer. Very pleased with these boots, they're comfortable and fit well!
Thank you for being a repeat customer and for leaving such a positive review of our Drakensberg Boot. We're happy to hear that you're pleased with the comfort and fit of this style. Your satisfaction is our top priority, so thank you for choosing to shop with us. We hope to see you again soon! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Marinus K.O. (Denver, US)
My New Go-To Boot
I heard about Veldskoen and looked into the company, values, craftsmanship - where they are made, who makes them, materials - the works. Everything lined up for me and I decided to take a leap of faith and order a pair. I followed the sizing instructions, and when they came in they were perfect! I have always been very difficult to fit and even more so since I broke a foot and ankle a few years ago. I have had them for a couple of weeks and they are better than I expected.
Baie dankie vir ’n pragtige Suid-Afrikaanse produk! Ek sal lewenslank ’n kliënt wees!!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Marinus! We're thrilled that you took a chance on us and our product and that they've exceeded your expectations. Our team takes a lot of pride in the craftsmanship that goes into every pair of Drakensberg Boots, so it warms our hearts to know that you appreciate it too.
We hope you'll continue to be a loyal customer for years to come and we look forward to bringing you more South African goodness. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.