At Veldskoen, our mission is to improve lives and reduce our impact on the environment and build beautiful and comfortable shoes. Our Chelsea boots are ethically handcrafted in Durban, South Africa using sustainable methods and materials.
With a positive impact on the people that make them, and the least amount of negative impact on your environment, these boots are perfect for adventuring in style!
Handmade In South Africa
Sustainably and ethically made
High-performance full-grain suede leather that repels water
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.
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.
thanks for the great customer service in exchanging for the perfect fit!!!
Thank you for your positive review and for letting us know about your great customer service experience! We're so happy to hear that our team was able to help you get the perfect fit. We hope you'll enjoy your new Chelsea Blue shoes!
Aimee L. (Land O' Lakes, US)
Women's Chelsea Blue
I read about Veldskoen in an action novel, checked out the website, and loved the look of the blue Chelsea boot. They arrived more quickly than I expected and look even better in person than they did in the picture. I am glad I read the advice and reviews about size. Normally I am a size 7.5 and the size 7 is a perfect fit. So far I have only worn them around the house to break them in, but I am very happy with the comfort and quality. I definitely plan to order more in the future!
Thank you for your purchase of our Chelsea Blue, Aimee! We are happy to hear you're pleased with both their appearance and comfort. We love hearing that our products have exceeded customer's expectations, so thank you for sharing your experience with us.
We hope you'll continue to shop with us in the future and we look forward to serving you again soon. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
H.Martin (Austin, US)
I have several pairs of veldskoens. They are the best no matter what you're doing. From trekking in the veld to a nice dinner out, my veldys got my covered.
Thanks for the wonderful review, Hayley! We are pleased to hear that you love your Chelsea Blue shoes as much as we do. They truly are versatile shoes that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. We hope you continue to enjoy them for many years to come. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
karen o. (Palmyra, US)
Fit just right and are so supple.
Thank you for choosing our Chelsea Grey Shoes, Karen! We are delighted to hear that you love our shoes and they fit just right. Our team strives to create a perfect balance of comfort and style, so we're thrilled to know that we achieved that with your purchase.
We hope you'll enjoy wearing them for many seasons to come!
kimberley j. (Vacaville, US)
Great looking boot 😀. Super comfortable. I’ll be getting more soon.