Veldskoen is pronounced "felt skoon" and 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" (pronounced "Fellies"). This nickname is used by many South African cultures and it seems to roll off the tongue a little easier.
Our Veldskoen are handmade by master craftsmen and women at Hopewell Footwear, a sustainable factory in Kwa-Zulu Natal. This region of South Africa is known for its shoe manufacture throughout the world.
Our shoes and belts are made from a variety of fully tanned bovine leathers, sourced from a handful of local tanneries. All our leathers are sustainably and ethically sourced by-products of the local meat industry.
The leather we use for our shoes is a natural product and has natural flaws and imperfections. Some of our shoes will have slightly different characteristics and colouring. This is what makes each pair of shoes unique to the next pair.
We love these unique textures and believe they are part of what gives Veldskoen their beautiful character!
Veldskoen are made from 100% genuine African bovine leather. When we make a pair of shoes, we don't use corrected grain leathers to get a uniform look. 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!
PRODUCT FIT AND CARE
Our Veldskoen shoes are unisex and have a wide fit. We recommend men order their usual UK size, but that women size down.
If in doubt about your size, the best thing to do is to measure your foot.
Veldskoen shoes are great for normal and wider feet! Our shoes are made on an EE wide fit last.
We do not manufacture half sizes, as the wide fit already caters for them.
Our shoes are built for fashion and for comfort, so they have roomy toe box. If you normally wear a half size, we suggest ordering down, rather than up. See oursize guide for more information.
Your Veldskoen may take a day or two of wear to break in and conform to your feet. Once they do, they will be so comfortable, you might see them as an extension to your feet.
Heritage shoes and Urban Chelsea boots:
These ranges are made from suede leather. Dirt can be removed with a soft cloth and more stubborn dirt you can removed with light brushing with a suede wire brush. We advise using a suede/nubuck cleaning product to clean every once in a while.
We prefer SPOTLESS above any other brand for cleaning our leather shoes.
ORDERS AND SHIPPING
All changes or cancellations are able to be dealt with via the website email.
*Return shipping labels will be emailed.
*Refunds will be issued as needed when returned items are received in unworn condition.
Shipping within Switzerland is Free.
Shoes are shipped with Swiss Post.
Orders placed before 1pm will be shipped the same day. Once despatched, orders will take 2-3 days to be delivered.