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Family owned

Our factory, Hopewell Footwear is Located in the beautiful city of Durban on the East Coast of South Africa, surfing capital of the country. It is a 3rd generation, locally owned, family business. The 4th generation is studying a footwear degree in London and will be working in Italy to prepare him to take over the family business. Owner Mohammed says many of the employees have been with them for as long as he can remember

There is a very strong bond between all the workers and management and they are looked after very well. As a result workers take huge pride in their work and many have been there for over 20 years.

★ Reviews

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449 reviews
Vellies feel like home

I bought a pair of womens and mens shoes. The sizes ran a little larger for the mens than expected, but Veldskoen sent a replacement really promptly with no issue. At first they were a little stiff (to be expected) but after a week of wear they are so cozy and are my favorite shoes. My husband also loves his and has commented a few times on how comfortable and light they are. We also recently had a cold spell and the shoes have kept our feet warm despite not being hot in the summer. I have wanted some of these for a while, but always put it off since they were a little pricier than I like to spend, but they are worth every penny. Plus they are a little reminder of home every time I put them on my feet which I love more than I thought I would. We love these shoes!

Men's Heritage Veldskoen (Farmer Grey)

Great Looking and Solidly Built but not very comfortable

I like the look of these shoes and you can tell they are well made. I think I'm going to have to use an insole insert because they are not very comfortable. Not a big deal, just a heads up. I'd buy them again.

Love these shoes!!

I absolutely love these shoes. My only complaint is that they are a little big. I bought a size 6(smallest size available). I think a size 5 would've been perfect!

Men's Heritage Veldskoen (Bloem Orange)