Looking for a pair of boots that are as tough as they are stylish? Look no further than the Charcoal Chukka. These sustainably handcrafted boots are made with genuine water-resistant leather, meaning your feet will stay dry no matter where your adventures take you. The tough, rugged rubber outsole provides all-day comfort and support, while the cushioning insole ensures hours of walking without fatigue. Plus, the sleek charcoal color will add a touch of desert cool to any outfit. So whether you're exploring a new city or hiking through the wilderness, the Charcoal Chukka is ready for anything.
Handmade In South Africa
Sustainably and ethically made
High-performance full-grain leather that repels water
The classic Charcoal 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.
These shoes are super comfortable and look great. Love them!
David G. (North Haverhill, US)
Beautifully crafted, extremely comfortable, well made shoes. My feet are so happy with the chukka boot, that I bought a pair of the heritage shoe two weeks later and am extremely happy with both; style and comfort. I particularly like the width, for room across toes. Comfortable for a 3 miles walk the first day I put them on.
Bill R.i.M. (Springfield, US)
What a great shoe! I wear chuckas nearly every day for work. This pair have become my new favorite as they offer great support and style for the office. Buy Veldskoen and you will not be sorry you did. In fact you will probably begin looking for another pair!
Juan G. (Brooklyn, US)
Men's Charcoal Chukka Boot
Nathan M.M. (Monument, US)
Great boots for everyday use
Was having problems with my heel and these shoes helped me not have pain when walking. Super lightweight but sturdy. Will buy again