Uhambo means 'JOURNEY' in the Xhosa Language. The Xhosa language is South Africa's second-most-populous language. The Xhosa people belong to several tribes with related yet distinct heritages. They are fiercely traditional and continue to practice their customs inherited from their forefathers to this day.
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.
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.
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.
This is my 4th pair!! I love the quality and durability. I basically only wear Veldskoen shoes.
Kim D. (Columbia, US)
Recently bought my 2nd pair of Heritage, and just love them. Very comfortable, extremely well made and just darn cute! 1st pair was the Pink, and now the gray. Wear them with everything from pants, shorts, skirts. Don't hesitate to get a pair!
Hi, Kim! Thank you for your kind words about our Heritage Grey shoes. We're so happy to hear that you love them and that they are comfortable and versatile for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Thank you for being a loyal customer!
Mary Z. (Shelburne, US)
I’m so glad I finally purchased these shoes. They arrived quickly, nicely packaged in an environmentally responsible way and even including a shoe bag or dust bag. The shoes are comfortable right out of the box and they’re really pleasing to the eye. I’ve already gotten lots of compliments:)
Don’t wait, styles and colors sell out quickly. I’m just wondering which ones I’ll buy next!
Thank you for your kind words, Mary! We are happy to hear that you love your new Heritage Pink shoes. We take a lot of pride in our products and are thrilled to hear that you're pleased with them. Thank you for the positive feedback about our packaging as well.
We appreciate your business and hope you'll shop with us again soon! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Maria S. (Utica, US)
Comfort and Style
Love my Veldskoen Women's Heritage Grey shoes. They are beautifully made and comfortable. My go to shoe at the moment.
We're delighted to hear you love your Heritage Grey shoes, Maria! They are a beautiful style and perfect for everyday wear. We're happy to know that you find them comfortable too. Thank you for choosing Veldskoen and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Carolyn C. (Farmington, US)
I couldn’t be more pleased with my purchase - outstanding product.
Thank you for the positive review of our Heritage Green shoes, Carolyn. We're delighted to hear that you're pleased with your purchase and that the product has met your expectations. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.