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Men's Heritage Black

Mens U.S Size
  • Handmade In South Africa
  • Sustainably and ethically made
  • High-performance technical suede that repels water
  • Ultra-comfy
DESCRIPTION & FEATURES

SAFARI BLACK

Have you ever been on a Safari? Not the Safari in the back of a big jeep watching the big five stroll past. We mean the safari that consists of you, a guide, no cell service, and a day’s walk with another human. It is humbling, exhilarating, and is no place for a shoe failure. The Veldskoen is a national pride and is trusted by most guides and game farmers.

  • 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.
  • Brighten your sole: We offer a color to match any situation. From cruising the office to hiking through the bush without skipping a beat.
  • Smell the roses: Did you know leather is a natural deodorizer? Our shoes will have your feet smelling like a rose.
SPECS
  • 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 suede 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.
SHIPPING & RETURNS
Free Shipping For U.S. orders over $75.  Easy Returns within 30 days of ship date. Learn more
All deliveries are carbon neutral
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CONSCIOUS SUSTAINABILITY

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.


Customer Reviews

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Paul T. (Lebanon, US)
Great shoes

Comfortable. True size

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KD (Seattle, US)
Great Boots!!!!

These boots look great and are very comfortable, only took a few days for break-in. I have hard to fit high instep size 8 feet, but the Heritage is true to size and fits perfectly. Joyce was very helpful with the sizing. Very happy with the purchase.

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Steve M. (Hyde Park, US)

Men's Heritage Black

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DOUGLAS B. (Salt Lake City, US)
Love these shoes!

I had to get a pair of black to go with my green pair. Solid, comfortable shoes with a dash of color (or not). I usually wear a 9E but these regular 9's fit just right. Might have to buy these in blue as well.

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Edward B. (Denver, US)
Best shoes… but do not fit

In a bind… lived in RSA and wore Veldskoens always… and LOVE these but I am a solid 9.5, so bought 10s and they just do not fit… so love them and sad - I can be both :)