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.
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.
I’ll send this item back tomorrow, please exchange for a # 8 US
Jeff C. (Springfield, US)
Wonderful experience ordering a pair of the Heritage. Beautiful shoes and super comfortable right out of the box. Well made and truly unique. Haven’t really taken them off:)
Anonymous (Pennsville, US)
I love my Heritages. They have become my favorite shoes. I was skeptical they could be worn sockless (like almost every picture online shows), but after a week they were broken in enough to do just that. Highly recommend. I went with the safe color, grey, but plan on picking up a second pair with a more unique color.
JR (Blackwood, US)
new sole has no soul
loved the old heritage shoes. recently purchased a new pair after owning 3 others. shoes are no longer as comfortable and the entire feel has changed and not for the good. sad to see the change for a cheaper plastic sole. sad day. the picture displayed is the old style sole be real in your advertising.
We are sorry you don't like your new pair. Just a FyI There are no new materials or shape. it is the same as we have always used (we did put a new grip on it if that's what you are referring to) - The shape is the same that has been used for over 600 years. We don't have the authority to change it in shape. The shoe may feel different as we use full grain leather, and they are handmade, so each shoe is slightly different in the stretch, feel, and sight.
Nick A. (Denver, US)
Wonderful, comfortable shoe.
Several style compliments from the Aspen social scene on first outing.