Slip your feet into a bit of South African luxury with the Veldskoen Classic. Made of butter-soft Nappa leather and fitted with a supportive recyclable rubber sole, these shoes are perfect for days spent wandering around town or exploring nature trails. Plus, their unique handcrafted construction means no two pairs are exactly alike.
The Veldskoen Classic is the perfect blend of timeless style and extreme comfort. The beautiful, butter-soft Nappa leather will make your feet feel like they're melting into the shoes, while the supportive rubber sole provides excellent grip and stability. Plus, each pair is hand made in South Africa using only the highest quality materials. Whether you're exploring the wine country or just out running errands, these shoes are sure to keep you comfortable all day long.
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 Nappa leather 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.
my very-hard-to-fit-into-shoes husband says thumbs up, and they are great looking.
Nick S. (Atlanta, US)
This shoe is super comfortable and looks great. I ordered a size down as suggested and there is a generous amount of room. It’s not a problem, especially if I were to wear a thicker sock. My company has a fair size campus, and these have been super comfortable walking around from day 1. It was hard to find a shoe that checked all my boxes: ethically sourced, resoleable, consideration given to materials, etc. This shoe did just that.
Mauricio G. (Miami Beach, US)
great fit. fast delivery. walking hard!
Scott R. (Pasadena, US)
I’ve only had them for a couple weeks, it so far they are nice looking, comfortable and wearing well. Believe the website when they say to size down - I normally wear an 11, bought a 10 and they are still a little on the loose side.
Rob S. (Brighton, US)
Nervously ordered shoes online
I have resisted ordering shoes online because my experience buying them in person has shown me time and again how hard it is to find a shoe I like the looks of AND that fits well.
I'm really glad I took the chance with my first painof Veldskoen shoes, which won't be my last. And when I do reorder, I will trust their recommended sizing based on foot measurement, since I was hesitant to go with smaller size they said I should. They were right!