Veldskoen quite literally means “Field Shoe” in Afrikaans; one of South Africa's eleven National Languages. If you find it difficult pronouncing the word "Veldskoen", you can also call them "Vellies." The nickname is used by many South African cultures and it seems to roll off the tongue a little easier.
Our Veldskoen shoes are unisex and have a wide fit. Men’s and Women’s sizes are both indicated on our shoes.
Men, please select your regular UK size with ‘M’ written next to it. For example, a man who wear a UK 8 will select M8W9.
Women, please select your regular UK size with W written next to it. For example, a woman who wears a UK5 will select M4W5.
If unsure, you can measure your foot according to our size guide, or consult our customer service team via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
These hand-stitched, full-grain leather shoes are going to become the most beloved and comfortable pair you own. But first, your Veldskoen shoes will need to be worn in. Don't worry, this only takes a few wears.
The first time you put them on your shoes must fit tightly over the bridge of your foot and the leather must be hard and stiff- so wear them with socks.
If your shoes are not tight over the bridge when you first try them on, you need to exchange them for a smaller size. After 2-5 wears, the full-grain leather will be so softened, stretched, and shaped that it feels like an extension of your foot.
Once worn in, Veldskoen can confidently be worn without socks. Our breathable leather is a natural deodoriser.
Our Veldskoen are handmade in an ethical factory by master craftsmen and women in KwaZulu Natal. This region of South Africa is known for its shoe manufacture throughout the world. We visit our factory often and we have a good relationship with the staff there.
Our shoes are made from fully tanned bovine leather, sourced from a handful of tanneries in South Africa. All our leathers are sustainably and ethically harvested, by-products from local the meat industry.
Because we use full-grain leathers, finishes may differ slightly between shoes, or areas on a pair of shoes. We love these unique textures and believe they are part of what gives Veldskoen their beautiful character!
For our reverse suede shoes, we advise using a suede/nubuck cleaning product to clean every once in a while. Our favourite option is Spotless Shoe Cleaner.
For our oily/waxy leather shoes, we suggest a leather cream to nourish the leather and revitalise its appearance. We suggest Spotless Leather Cream.
Veldskoen are made from 100% genuine African raw hide bovine leather. When we make a pair of shoes, we don't use composite leather to get a uniform look. All the leather is cut from one hide. That is why, in some cases, there may be a very slight variance, in texture and shade, from one shoe to the other. We love this uniqueness. We call it character!
Our range is available to shop on joules.com and on debenhams.com
Yes you can! We recommend getting funky with the colours. Mix, match, and mix again. Create your own style! Click here to add some laces to your cart.
ORDERS AND SHIPPING
All Shipping is free for orders £60 and over. For orders below that, standard shipping of £10 applies. UK shipping takes 3-5 working days, once an order has been processed. Orders placed on a Friday will take up to 5 days, as orders will only be sent out the following Monday.