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Veldskoen Men's Original Desert Chukka Shoe Handmade With Genuine Leather Pilsner Orange Sole (Bloem)

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You know what sucks about regular leather shoes? They have no soul! They all come in one basic color. One color fits all is not a mantra we live by in the rainbow nation. What fun is it to wear the same shoe as everyone else? We’ll answer that for you: NO FUN AT ALL! You are unique; you are fun, you are serious, you are many things but boring you are NOT. Some days you feel like jumping in puddles, and other days you want to show your boss you mean business. Why then do your shoes come in one vanilla flavor? You know how they say you are what you wear…. Brighten your sole, and you will realize a small change goes a long way. learn more

The Bloem

The Bloem is named after Bloemfontein the capital city of the Orange Free State province in South Africa. Bloemfontein directly translated from Afrikaans means flower fountain. Bloemfontein is popularly and poetically known as "the city of roses", for its abundance of these flowers and the annual rose festival held there. The city's Sesotho name is Mangaung, meaning "place of cheetahs".

    • Superior materials:  Did you know not all leather is created the same, and in many cases, it is made of a mix of different leather compressed to form one piece, Think chip-board. The leather we use is from one single piece of the rawhide, Think a beautiful piece of oak. This means no cracking and off the charts durability and comfort.
    • Comfort:  Veldskoen will feel like butter on your feet. Leather naturally conforms and mold to your foot. After a week or so they will like they are an extension of your foot.
    • Hand stitched:  Each Veldskoen is hand stitched. This means care and attention is given to every shoe.
    • Durability:  Each veldskoen is handmade by master craftsmen in South Africa in a region known for its shoe production for over a century.
    • Brighten your sole:  Veldskoen come in a myriad color to match any moodfrom your most playful to your most serious.
    • Smell the roses:  Did you know leather is a natural deodorizer? Cows don't smell so great, but our shoes will have your feet smelling like a rose.
    • Veldskoen Sole: Our colored soles are made of Thermoplastic Rubber which gives your shoe added comfort and a longer life with advanced physical range. It also creates brighter colors that give your shoe their soul.
    • Insole board: To create the most comfortable shoe, and to live up to our history as a shoe that is designed to be on your feet for 90% of the 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.
    • Leather Uppers: We use a full grain Proteus suede 1.8/2.0mm sustainably and ethically harvested as a byproduct from a meat producing abattoir in South Africa. None of our material is imported and all adds to the local economy in a positive way
    • Laces: Our laces are 50/50 polyester cotton blend with a length of 70cm / 27in the combination of the Polyester and cotton create 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.
  • United States shipping

    Service Shipping cost Delivery Time
    Ground Ground: Free for purchase over $99 Delivery Time: 5-10 working days with Free Shipping
    Priority Mail Priority: Calculated and charged at checkout Delivery Time: 1-3 Working Days for the Paid option

    International shipping

    Service Shipping cost Delivery Time
    Priority Mail Priority: Calculated and charged at checkout Delivery Time: 10-20 working days depending on location
    DHL DHL Courier contact support for quote Delivery Time:2-4 working days

    DHL DELIVERY: We advise customers in areas with poor national mail service to use DHL. Due to our high Volume, we can offer very competitive prices. Please email with your address for an exact quote. DHL is speedy 2-6 working days and is international only

    Shipping Terms

    We Ship worldwide.

    Our shipments are from Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays). Orders placed on Friday after 1 pm, Saturday and Sunday will be processed on Monday morning. The delivery timeline provided is reference only. We do not take responsibilities for any delays caused by payment authorization or delays arising due to customs clearance procedures at destinations. Please note: you are responsible for any costs incurred for customs in your home country

  • Our policy is simple: If they break we replace it

    Return of Faulty or Damaged Shoes

    All our products undergo comprehensive quality control and are checked for damage before being sent to customers. Should you receive an item that is not up to your standards, please contact us at or use our returns portal. All return items should return to us within 30 days after receipt.

    We offer a comprehensive warranty that covers virtually all parts, systems, and components of your Veldskoen for a one year from purchase, and in some cases longer. If in the unlikely case your product breaks from manufacturing default within the period you may return it for a refund, or store credit please see our full Stoke Policy for details.

    to initiate a return

    Your order number, Your full name, address, and postcode

    All boards must be returned in the same conditions as sent. Please state that the parcel is a 'returned Item.' In the case that the damage was caused by inappropriate use of treatment of the product, no warranty or refund is provided. This also applies to damage caused by wear and tear. Upon receipt of the returned item(s) we will send back the correct item(s) to you. The shipping cost of sending incorrect/faulty & damaged item(s) will be refunded. Shipping, taxes and duties’ costs on replacing faulty or damaged item(s) will not be charged to you after the initial delivery. Slyde Handboards reserves the right to refuse returns that are sent without the Return Authorization Number and proof of postage.

    Further information, please see our Returns Policy.

    Customer Service

    For queries relating to handboards, sizing, returns and exchanges, please email

    Customer service by phone is available between 10 am and 6 pm (PST West Coast, US) from Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays).
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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Great everyday shoes

My 1st pair of these shoes. Really impressed with the rugged style. Comfortable. Look good with jeans.

Vellies from The Motherland!

My Vellies are world class! Being from Durban, these have special significance and Im so grateful to my buddy Tim Goudie for this gift! The whole experience from order to receipt and finally wearing them has been amazing - they have already begun their journey from home base in Dallas Texas, to Broken Bow Oklahoma, and soon to head off to Canada this summer - Thank You so much!!

First Day Wearing Them

Many compliments from the office.
Love these shoes!

Beautiful shoes

My Veldskoens make me happy every time I wear them. I love the orange soles and laces, and they give everything else i wear a bit more flair. I find that I had to use an insole to make them comfortable, so be mindful of that, but otherwise very happy with them.


Veldskoen Men's Original Desert Chukka Shoe Handmade With Genuine Leather Pilsner Orange Sole (Bloem)

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213 reviews
You'll love'em

5/5 stars. I've owned Bata, Courteney, livingstone, etc.... These are the best vellies. Not to mention they're ALREADY IN THE USA! So you wait 2-3 days to get them instead of 2-3 months(no kidding). A tip with vellies.. No socks.. If you want to break them in quick put them under steaming water and wear them around the house for 4-5 hours or till dry. AND MAGIC! they conform to your feet and saves you blisters! The leather is sooooo smooth and feels GREAT on your feet. I have 3 pair of Veldskoen Brand vellies and looking forward to getting the new high tops soon!

Well made

Great show that you tel only improves with wear , comfortable and light weight

Excellent shoe!

My husband is South African and almost exclusively wears vellies. I finally gave in and bought a pair for myself and not only are they super cute but they are comfortable and hold up well when we are walking potato fields! Love these!

Love ‘em!!

True to size, so comfy and looks great!!

Great shoes, good quality, delivered on time. Only thing that surprised me was how round the toes were compared to the picture online, but it’s not that big of a deal, still look and feel great.