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.
Like these so much, thinking I might have to buy another style!
Great looking and sturdy boots that are also comfortable. They definitely run small so pay attention to the website instructions about ordering a size down. I always wear a 10 and needed a 9 in these.
Sandra R. (Charleston, US)
I bought these boots as a birthday present for my son. I couldn't be happier with the quality and the craftsmanship. I can highly recommend these boots to anyone looking for a comfortable and very handsome chukka boot.
Richard B. (Lake Oswego, US)
Superbly made shoes!
I am a very critical person, (ask my wife), but these shoes are made with excellent materials and superb craftsmanship and attention to detail. Very comfortable. They are not flashy, which is fine. Elegant simplicity. Highly recommended!
Matthew C. (Davenport, US)
Fantastic, Comfortable Boots!
I couldn’t be happier with these boots. I have kind of odd shaped feet, so it can take a while for boots to break in for me, but these ones were comfortable right out of the box. Last week I wore them every day to really break them in before a big trip, and I can tell they’re going to look better and better the more I wear them.
Nicholas A. (Tampa, US)
Boots of Treasure
Man i’ve been looking for a good pair of work boots that are good looking enough and comfortable enough to double as casual shoes. these are perfect. will be ordering more shortly.