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!
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.
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’ve been looking for comfortable attractive shoes that go nicely with all of my cute outfits and I’m so very happy that my search has come to a happy conclusion! These shoes are simple enough for casual wear and, because they are classics, well made, and versatile, I wear them when I’m dressed up. The leather is soft and insoles comfortable. They are well made and sturdy without being unnecessarily heavy. I couldn’t be happier with them.
Thank you for choosing to purchase our Formal Black shoes, Laura! We are delighted to hear that you love them as much as we do! They are definitely a staple in any wardrobe and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. We appreciate you taking the time to write such a glowing review and we hope you'll enjoy wearing them for many years to come. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Amy B. (Blue Springs, US)
I have wide feet and these fit perfectly right out of the box. They are very sturdy and high quality and I look forward to wearing them for a long time. I will definitely buy another style, I just wish more of them came in black!
Sabrina T. (Pikesville, US)
The shoes are well crafted and fit well. Of course, since the are straight out the box and I have not had a chance to wear them out of the house, I can't speak the durability, which is always important to me; however, the shoes appears to be of good quality and I'm expecting them to wear well. I definitely foresee another shoe purchase from Veldskoen.