Slip your feet into South African luxury with the Veldskoen Classic. Made of butter-soft Nappa leather and fitted with a supportive recyclable rubber sole, these shoes are perfect for days spent wandering around town or exploring nature trails. Plus, their unique handcrafted construction means no two pairs are exactly alike.
Soft supple Nappa leather uppers
Handmade In South Africa
Sustainably and ethically made
High-performance technical Nappa leather that repels water
The Veldskoen Classic is the perfect blend of timeless style and extreme comfort. The beautiful, butter-soft Nappa leather will make your feet feel like they're melting into the shoes, while the supportive rubber sole provides excellent grip and stability. Plus, each pair is hand made in South Africa using only the highest quality materials. Whether you're exploring the wine country or just out running errands, these shoes are sure to keep you comfortable all day long.
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.
Love the fit and finish of real leather. These are very comfortable and I know I’ll enjoy wearing them when I visit Africa this summer.
Candice P. (Johnson City, US)
These shoes are the most comfortable shoes, straight out of the box!! The leather is like butter. Buy a pair and you will not be sorry.
Customer (Milwaukee, US)
Took a chance on these shoes as I have been looking for a simple leather shoe to wear with jeans. These are exactly what I was looking for! Typically wear a size 8 in women and went with the size 7 per reviews and it was perfect.
Siona C. (Renton, US)
There is no need to break these shoes in. The minute I put them on I could feel my feet starting to do the happy dance. I went for a 5 mile walk in them and it was like walking on air. My walking companions had on tennis shoes and were complaining of sore feet, not me! Have had so many people ask me where I bought them. Definitely recommend these shoes.