This shoe is a proud collaboration between Veldskoen and the four Du Toit Brothers. The eldest brother, Pieter plays rugby for the South African National team, the springboks, and was 2019 world Rugby player of the year and arguably one of the best to ever play the game. A shared ethos of family values, hard work, and progress through working together drew Veldskoen to the partnership with the award-winning family. We know you will love wearing your Eight Feet Veldskoen just as much as we did making them!
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.
Excellent shoes. More support and cushion, and more rugged than other models. Love them.
Michael M. (Perrysburg, US)
Very comfortable right out of the box
Truly enjoying my new chukkas, the leather feels very sturdy and has a great look to it. they do seem to mark easily due to the soft finish but it seems to rub out fairly easily. Very excited to have shoes so comfortable and in size 13.
Neil G. (Boise, US)
I have a few pairs of Veldskoen’s and they all fantastic
J. W. (El Cerrito, US)
I finally found the shoe I’ve been looking for!
I stumbled across your company recently and bought the 8 Feet Chukka as soon as I saw it and read about it. This is the shoe I’ve been looking for (across decades) but never found. I love the style, color and texture and the workmanship appears outstanding.
I was nervous about your sizing recommendations but after a few days of wearing them I can feel the leather has stretched to fit my foot. Now, I can’t be satisfied wearing other shoes that have not stretched to fit me perfectly. Thanks for opening my eyes to a different way to get the right fit.
I just ordered your Classic nappa leather shoe and can’t wait to break them in.