Our Woodstock Chelsea boots are handmade from soft, durable , full-grain leather. You can wear these boots to work and straight to a night out without skipping a beat! The full-grain leather will soften and darken as it ages. Over 65 pairs of hands help make your shoes, each pair is unique to you.
Soft supple full-grain leather uppers
Handmade In South Africa
Sustainably and ethically made
High-performance technical full-grain leather that repels water
The Veldskoen Woodstock the perfect blend of timeless style and extreme comfort. The beautiful, butter-soft full-grain 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.
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.
Have tried Blunnies and Clarks for the Chelsea boot, the Veldskoen's are more comfy than Blunnies and have a good fit for a wide foot like Clarks do. Very pleased. They are smart looking, well made, and can take a dusty track and with some scuffs look like exactly like they should. These are the kind of boot that looks great without a lick of polish.
Brian S. (Clarksburg, US)
Comfortable out of the box. They are true to size and fit well.
Geoff S. (Fort Collins, US)
I ordered my size on the borderline as I actually measured my foot and everything the website suggested. It’s always a toss up when that happens but thought long and hard about “if it’s not snug then you may not fall in love the way you should.” Or whatever the sizing statement was. I have a wide foot, so naturally I was scared.
Once the boots arrived and I slipped them on, I naturally thought oh no they don’t hurt so maybe I should’ve went down a size even though my toes land exactly where they should. Instead I stuck w them and now that I’m a couple weeks in, ohhhh these babies are dreamy! I find myself wearing pants on hot days just so I can wear them! I love how they feel. Easy wear in, look amazing, and sometimes we make eye contact across the room in lounge time and I think maybe I should get out of the house to show them off. Maybe one day they’ll even have a new friend in another style. Just maybe…
Customer (Alexandria, US)
I never review things online...
I thought I would make an exception for these shoes- everything I have purchased from Veldskoen without exception has been of superior quality and comfort. The Woodstock Chelseas is a great shoe that needs no breaking in!