The classic Chukka 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 Chukka 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.
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.
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.
I've had a chance to wear these boots a handful of times and love them. They remind me of Rainbow Sandals the way they form to your feet. Really nice. I'm typically a 8.5 in US shoe size and got the 8. There's plenty of room for my fairly normal sized foot. I'd say they're even slightly bigger than a regular 8.5 shoe for me. Great boot.
mark c. (Escondido, US)
These shoes/boots are fantastic! Excellent quality, good looking, and they have a purpose! I will definitely be purchasing another pair soon!
Ryan F. (Catlettsburg, US)
Excellent with shorts.
I wanted a pair of chukkas that would look great with short socks and shorts for summer walks. These definitely have exceeded my expectations!
Heed the warnings about size. I normally wear an 11, but after my foot was measured got a size 10. This was the right size, definitely, especially with thin short socks.