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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
DESCRIPTION & FEATURES

SAFARI BLACK

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.
SPECS
  • 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.
SHIPPING & RETURNS

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.

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Men's Heritage Black

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Love these shoes!

I am happy I found your Brand. I love these shoes. So Comfortable and unique- and I swear I saw Matthew McConaghy wearing them in an interview with NBC’s Al Roker in Austin, Tx!
I will return for another purchase!!!

Hi Peter - we are so happy you love your Veldskoen. and yes you were right - you saw him in his blue Veldskoen. That was so cool!

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Very comfortable and great looking

The Heritage are my second pair of Veldskoen shoes. They are very comfortable, they actually replaced two pairs of Clarks! Thanks for making a great shoe.

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A blast to wear!

Love my new Veldskoen shoes. Ethically sourced. Humane made. Customer service is beyond professional. I was skeptical. Ordered with the "100% satisfaction guaranteed" to be honored. Tried them on; wearing them a little bit longer for the first three days to gently accustom my nerve damaged foot. No problem. What a blast to have these on my feet as i walk along the side walks of NYC. They are comfortable, solid, water repellent, and honestly - I feel really good when I wear them. Love them. Another pair is in my future.

thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy you love them. Let us know if you ever need anything in the future. - Angela and Steve

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Loving My First Pair!

I just received my first pair with black soles and love these shoes! Can’t wait to purchase another color! I spent some time in South Africa some years ago, and fell in love with the country and people. Love to be able to support a South Africa company with such a quality product!

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Rene

I love them but I bought a second pair got them today but no 15 percent discount for mothersday it would not go through but my daughter loves them

Awesome!!

I absolutely LOVE my new shoes! They are beautiful and very functional. I have worn them to work (teaching- walking and standing all day) with pants, skirts and dresses and they look great with all outfits. My ONLY negative is that one of the laces had a singe mark on them and that lace appears to already be showing wear.
I am already saving for my next pair!

Style and Comfort

I cautiously bought these from an Instagram ad but they actually showed up and are exactly as described. Extremely comfortable and super cute. Very well made. Worth every penny!

Bakgat!

The real deal - well made, and excellent customer service. These vellies are super comfortable, and the colored sole adds a nice snazzy touch to this South African classic.

Mens Heritage Blue Shoes

Love them, can be worn with everything and are so comfortable!