Vilakazi Street is probably the most famous street in South Africa. Both Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu lived here – how many streets can claim that two Nobel Prize winners lived on it. In fact, Tutu, as he is more fondly known, still lives here with his wife Leah, and when he's in town he is said to stroll the streets.
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.
I took a chance hoping these would be as well made and good looking as they appeared to be on the web site and sure enough, they absolutely are. They craftsmanship is excellent and the qualty of the nubuck leather is velvet-like. Best of all, my wife who is quite the shoe critic conceeded they were a good purchase. Look forward to my next pair.
Deni C. (Laguna Niguel, US)
Pretty in pink…
I happen to be a very tall woman with big feet. I absolutely love these shoes in pink. Comfortable from day one. Very happy.
Hi Deni! Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our Heritage Pink shoes. We're so happy to hear that you love them and they are comfortable from day one. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we're thrilled to have you as a customer. Thank you for choosing Veldskoen!
Ken W. (Bluffton, US)
Love love love them!! Comfortable & stylish
We appreciate your positive review of our Heritage Blue shoes, Ken! They are a customer favorite for good reason--they're both comfortable and stylish. We're so happy to have you as a customer and we hope you'll continue to shop with us in the future.
David H. (Dallas, US)
Great style and Comfort
Really nice pair of shoes, well-made and killer style.
Thank you for your support and purchase of the Heritage Black shoes, David! We are delighted to hear that you love them and that they have killer style. We hope you'll shop with us again soon! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Adam M. (Morganton, US)
Exactly what I hoped for.
I took a chance and ordered a pair of Veldskoen boots having never seen them in person. I just loved the way they looked online and in photos. I am so glad I did! These absolutely met my expectations. Great quality and felt “broken in” after one use. My only advice is since they don’t have half sizes, if you’re in between, order down. I’m almost always a 10.5 US and I went with the 10. Perfect fit.
Thank you so much for your kind words about our Heritage Red Veldskoen boots, Adam! We're thrilled to hear that you love them as much as we do and that they met your expectations. Our boots are made with the utmost care and attention to detail, so it's great to know they felt comfortable and 'broken in' after just one use.
We really appreciate your business and hope you'll continue to shop with us in the future. Thank you again for your kind review!