There's nothing like a pair of brown Chukka boots to give your look a desert-chic edge. These Veldskoen boots are ethically and sustainably handcrafted 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. So whether you're exploring a new city or hiking through the wilderness, these boots were made for walking.
Added Inner Soft-Leather Lining for Ultimate Comfort
Handmade In South Africa
Sustainably and ethically made
High-performance technical leather that repels water
The Eight Feet is a proud collaboration between Veldskoen and the four Du Toit Brothers. The eldest brother, Pieter plays rugby for the South African National team, the Springboks, and was 2019 world Rugby player of the year and arguably one of the best to ever play the game. A shared ethos of family values, hard work, and progress through working together drew Veldskoen to the partnership with the award-winning family. We know you will love wearing your Eight Feet Veldskoen just as much as we did making them!
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 soft, supple 1.8/2.0mm leather that is 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.
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Carey K. (Arvada, US)
These shoes are not only gorgeous but also super comfortable!
Frances A.G. (Livingston, US)
Love my boots
They fit great. The best fitting pair of boots I have had on in years. Thank. You
Robin B. (Wheaton, US)
The way chukkas should be!
I love my eight-foot chukkas. I chose these because they have a grippier sole than the others. I also love the deep brown color that I think will wear well for years. The leather is gorgeous and thick. Super comfortable out of the box except around my ankles. I had to buy some ankle socks with a little extra padding around the top and then they wear just fine. Delighted with these boots! I’m usually an 8.5 and ordered an 8. They fit perfectly, even with a cushioned sock. I’m wearing these with everything—jeans, pants, and skirts/dresses too!
Best shoes ever!
These shoes are so comfy and cute. They needed a little breaking in, not a lot, and now they are my favorite pair ever. Absolutely recommend these to anyone who needs a really high quality shoe that looks great with jeans or slacks.