The Chelsea 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 Chelsea 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.
Handmade In South Africa
Sustainably and ethically made
High-performance full-grain suede leather that repels water
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.
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.
The shoes are stained, not well made and do not fit properly. I was not able to return them per your website. Extremely frustrated, will not buy shoes online again especially from Veldskoen.
Thank you for your review, Sharelle. I'm sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with our Chelsea Grey shoes. Our return policy is outlined on our website, and I apologize if you were not able to follow it. We want our customers to be satisfied with their purchase, and we would love the opportunity to make it right. Please reach out to us at [email protected] and we'll be happy to assist you further.
H.Martin (Austin, US)
I have several pairs of veldskoens. They are the best no matter what you're doing. From trekking in the veld to a nice dinner out, my veldys got my covered.
Thanks for the wonderful review, Hayley! We are pleased to hear that you love your Chelsea Blue shoes as much as we do. They truly are versatile shoes that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. We hope you continue to enjoy them for many years to come. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
karen o. (Palmyra, US)
Fit just right and are so supple.
Thank you for choosing our Chelsea Grey Shoes, Karen! We are delighted to hear that you love our shoes and they fit just right. Our team strives to create a perfect balance of comfort and style, so we're thrilled to know that we achieved that with your purchase.
We hope you'll enjoy wearing them for many seasons to come!
kimberley j. (Vacaville, US)
Great looking boot 😀. Super comfortable. I’ll be getting more soon.