The classic Chukka boot extends 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 Veldskoen Chukka boot is handcrafted and thoughtfully designed in Durban, South Africa, with ethically sourced materials. They are made sustainably and ethically, allowing you to adventure, move, and inspire, positively impacting the people around you and the most negligible 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.
I have worn Red Wing boots for 40 years because they wear, literally, for years! After research into why (btw: always ask why) Red Wings are so different is because FULL-GRAIN leather is different than regular leather. Top-Grain leather goes through a sanding, burning, shaving process to refine the appearance. However, Full-Grain leather is the entire piece of leather. It is thicker, and it wears longer.
THE VELDSKOEN CHUKKA I HAVE IS FULL_GRAIN LEATHER! Remarkably, they were comfortable the first day. I think a great deal of the comfort has to do with fit and design. The place where the boots tie fits the metatarsal part of my foot for unbelievable stability, and the toe box rivals Birkenstock! Also, I wear new leather boots barefoot for a while, so the boot shapes to my foot, so the insole Veldskoen uses is perfect. The sole similar to Frye boots in that the insoles are not removable, and they are not memory or anything squishy--- So this insole sort of conforms to shape of how your foot grips when you walk (again, think Birkenstock).
To conclude: I am elated with the fact these boots are sustainably made in South Africa, and Veldskoen is intentionally being conscious of their workers and our planet. I WILL BUY AGAIN ! ! =)
Amanda J. (Stuart, US)
I love these boots !!!
Finally a well made, comfortable & trendy pair of boots. Quality is the mantra here.
Cathy B. (Mooresville, US)
Do not fit
He’s are beautifully made shoes. I followed the directions very carefully and the shoes are so small I cannot get my feet in them.