Heritage Maties (Maroon Sole)

$107.99 $179.99
- Free delivery for orders over $50
- Sustainably sourced
- Extremely comfortable
- Breathable, hydrophobic leather
- Made in South Africa
Full-grain leather Veldskoen shoes start out stiff but quickly stretch and soften. When you first try them on, they need to fit very tightly over the bridge of your foot. Within a few minutes of wear, they will stretch to fit comfortably. Wear them with socks the first 2-5 times to allow them to completely soften and take on the shape of your foot. Once worn in, Veldskoen can confidently be worn without socks. Our breathable leather is a natural deodorizer. 
Men choose M size and Women choose W sizing.

Heritage Maties (Maroon Sole)

Our maroon soled Veldskoen shoe pays homage to one of South Africa’s oldest educational institutions, the Stellenbosch University.

The Matie is the nickname for students of Stellenbosch University which came from the Afrikaans colloquialism maat (mate or friend), originally used by the students of the University of Cape Town’s precursor, the South African College.

A purchase with a purpose:

Five percent of all Heritage Matie sales are donated to Bridge the Gap, the University's of Stellenbosch’s longstanding initiative to provide food security and financial aid to students in need.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews

Love these shoes. This is my second pair. Fits my qwerky style. Cool and unique and comfortable.


Well made and good fit.

Andrea D. (San Francisco, US)
loved as expected

for me, comfortable from day 1! went with recommendations and sized down, though the measurements put me on the path to sizing up. glad i sized down- may be more true for women’s sizes in this case.

Ed B. (Tacoma, US)
Two thumbs up

I was excited to receive my new, maroon-soled Heritage Maties. They arrived on time, look fantastic, are super comfortable and are my new favorite pair of shoes. I look forward to enjoying them for many years, including when my wife and I travel to South Africa for the first time in October 2024. Keep up the good work creating your great products … for all the right reasons. Cheers!

Mary S. (Westlake, US)

Heritage Maties (Maroon Sole)