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Men's Heritage Black

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  • Handmade In South Africa
  • Sustainably and ethically made
  • High-performance technical suede that repels water
  • Ultra-comfy


Have you ever been on a Safari? Not the Safari in the back of a big jeep watching the big five stroll past. We mean the safari that consists of you, a guide, no cell service, and a day’s walk with another human. It is humbling, exhilarating, and is no place for a shoe failure. The Veldskoen is a national pride and is trusted by most guides and game farmers.

  • 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.

Free shipping on orders over $50. Our return policy is simple: we offer a 30-day trial period. You can return or exchange your shoes for free with no questions asked, even if you've worn them out in your last adventure.

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conscious sustainability

To us, sustainability is about making beautiful products that last. And 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 255 reviews
Steve R. (Newport News, US)
Great shoes

I love these shoes, comfortable for the most part and well made. I wear them to work on a regular basis and they still look new. The only problem I have is the sizing, I normally wear a size 46 (US size 12) and ordered the chukka boots in 12. They were just a touch too large, not unwearable but still. I ordered the heritage in 11 1/2 and it’s just a touch too small. Not unwearable but would have liked a little more room. Don’t let my abnormal feet throw you off though, great shoes, great craftsmanship and great materials.

S J. (Phoenix, US)

Beautifully made. Fun to wear.

Jeffrey M. (St Louis, US)
Not so impressed..

Not as comfortable as advertisement claimed. Material quality is on the poorer side of expectation for the price...

Hi Jeffrey - we are sorry you are unhappy with your Veldskoen Shoes. The materials we use are very simple as we follow the tradition of South African shoe making of Veldskoen which are a soft, natural and locally sourced leather and a recyclable rubber sole and all our shoes are handmade (hence the higher price point than being massed produced). We do however offer free returns and exchanges, so please feel free to go ahead and return your Veldskoens. We want all our customers to be happy :)

Justin F. (Oakland, US)
Great shoes

Very comfortable.

HAROLD H. (Harrisburg, US)

True to size, very comfortable shoe...
Reminds me off old dessert boots from the 60's, but much better made...