Looking for a pair of boots that are as tough as they are stylish? Look no further than the Charcoal Chukka. These sustainably handcrafted boots are made with genuine water-resistant leather, meaning your feet will stay dry no matter where your adventures take you. The tough, rugged rubber outsole provides all-day comfort and support, while the cushioning insole ensures hours of walking without fatigue. Plus, the sleek charcoal color will add a touch of desert cool to any outfit. So whether you're exploring a new city or hiking through the wilderness, the Charcoal Chukka is ready for anything.
Handmade In South Africa
Sustainably and ethically made
High-performance full-grain leather that repels water
The classic Charcoal 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.
Love the boots. Very stylish and well made.
They insoles are a little “flat footed. I added some cushion and supportive insoles…. Now I really love them.
Thank you for your purchase of our Charcoal Chukka Boot and for taking the time to write a review, Thayne! We are very happy to hear that you are happy with both the style and construction of the boot and that you found a way to make them more comfortable for your feet. Your input is valuable to us and we will certainly pass it along to our product development team. Thank you again for choosing our product and we hope you'll enjoy them for many years to come. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
David T. (Fletcher, US)
Men’s Charcoal Chukka boot
I like my chukka boots, they fit well look nice, and are comfortable. They look nice with jeans or dress pants very pleased.
Sarah H. (Elizabeth City, US)
These look and feel wonderful. The leather is very supple and a nice color. The boots are a Christmas present, so I will have to wait to report on the fit. Overall, I am quite pleased.
Kevin E. (Okemos, US)
Very comfortable and stylish as well!
ERIC S. (Philadelphia, US)
Nicely Made and Comfortable
Simple, well constructed boots that were comfortable right out of the box. Lots of room in the toe box, which I like. They definitely have a more casual look than some of my other chukka boots but that’s fine with me. Perfect with a pair of jeans. The charcoal grey is almost black, perhaps a little darker than they looked online, but I like the color all the same.