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.
I'm really impressed with the quality of the Chukka Boots I ordered. They get more comfortable each time I wear them. I've received compliments. I hope to buy more.
Thank you for your review, William! We're happy to hear you're impressed with the quality of our Chukka Boot and that they are becoming more comfortable each time you wear them. We appreciate the compliments and hope you'll consider buying more from us in the future.
Chris i.S. (Seattle, US)
Exceeded my expectations and very comfortable.
The boots are soft and well-crafted. I’ve received many compliments. Don’t hesitate to buy if you are concerned with the quality. I’m just trying to decide which ones to buy next.
Sizing: I am a true size 13 and these are on the roomier side but not overly so.
Thank you so much for your kind words about our Men's Brown Chukka Boot, Chris! We're ecstatic to hear you're enjoying them and that you've received many compliments. We hope you'll consider purchasing another pair in the future.
Thank you again for choosing to shop with us, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
John A. (Milpitas, US)
Nice shoes and easy exchange.
I originally bought a size down based on other reviews but it was pretty tight, so I exchanged it for my normal size and it feels great. I like the roomy toe box. The exchange was fairly easy.
Hi John, thanks for your review of the Brown Chukka Boot. I'm happy to hear you like the roomy toe box and that you had a positive experience with our exchange process. We aim to make our returns/exchange process as simple as possible. We're happy to have you as a customer and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
David N. (New Orleans, US)
Feel like slippers, look better than sneakers!
Casual but not flip flops. Spacious and comfortable all day from day one.
Thank you for your kind words, David. We're thrilled to hear that you're enjoying your new Brown Chukka Boot and they are meeting all of your expectations. Your satisfaction is our top priority and we're happy to have made a great product choice for you. Thank you for choosing us and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Chuck C. (Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, CR)
Well made and good looking boot . The sizing seems off! The size 9 I received is too long and very wide. My foot measures 268 mm and I have many cycling /cross/soccer boots as well as dress shoe from 42.5-43.5 guided by foot length and last . I can double up on the footbed which improves the purchase of this boot. May have return/exchange but may not fit my 101mm D width foot.
Hi Chuck, thanks for your review of our Brown Chukka Boots. We're sorry to hear that you had some trouble with the sizing and that it was too long and wide for you. We'll be sure to pass on your feedback to our team. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.