The Farmer is the traditional color combination used by the southern African farmers since the 17th century. The farmer is a nod to our heritage and our traditions of the Veldskoen boot as a hardworking, tough-as-nails shoe that can and will get the job done. learn more
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.
These shoes are well made and comfortable for the first time wearing them.
Michelle (Kansas City, US)
High quality suede and craftsmanship, no breaking in required. They arrived quickly and well packaged. I bought the grey in 10.5 and fit as expected. I might be back for a pair in pink!
Amanda J. (Stuart, US)
I love them
Daydreamer (Jefferson City, US)
I’ve been looking for this style and it’s perfect. Comfortable out of the box and stylish in a tomboy way. I bought a half size in this style and the fit is just right. The sizing instructions were helpful. I think they’ll be very durable - a great thing but might make it harder to justify buying a pair with blue soles. I’m sure I’ll find a way:D
Lorna S. (Wilmington, US)
In love with these shoes
When I opened the box it was.... wow....perfect. They are exactly what I was looking for.
I normally wear a size 7, but after reading all the information and reviews I went with a 6.5. They fit perfect. They are a little hard to get on over the heels but a shoehorn fixed that. Still in break in stage.
Wore them to the grocery store, very comfortably and no sore feet whatsoever.
Thank you Veldkoen for well made hand crafted shoes.