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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. We recommend gents order their usual SA/UK size, and ladies order one size smaller than they normally would. If you're unsure about what size to get, please  contact us at We will be happy to put you on the right path and get you the very best fit. 

Your Vellies may take a week 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

Our Veldskoen are handmade in an ethical factory by master craftsmen and women in Kwa-Zulu Natal. This region of South Africa is  known for its shoe manufacture throughout the world. We visit our factories often and we have a good relationship with them

Veldskoen are made for the bush, they are designed to walk miles in dust and mud, spend days plowing fields and generally take whatever’s thrown at them.  We advise using a suede/nubuck cleaning product to clean every once in a while. Our favourite option is Spotless shoe cleaner

Don’t wash your Vellies with water. If they do get wet, let them dry in the sun. Scrunch newspaper into balls and stuff inside to hurry the dry process. 

Veldskoen are made from 100% genuine African raw hide 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 leather will not wear down, crack, or fall apart.  It will outlast pretty much any other shoe material.  

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Selected Veldskoen products are available from Outdoor Warehouse and selected Woolworths stores. 


Yes you can!  We recommend getting funky with the colours.  Mix, match, and mix again. Create your own style! Click hereto add some laces to your cart. 


Shipping to anywhere in South Africa is FREE for any order over R500, and it takes 5-7 working days for your order to reach you once it has been processed.

For orders under R500, there is a standard delivery fee of R80, and they also  take 5-7 working days once your order has been processed.

Express Delivery costs R120 and takes 2-3 working days, anywhere in South Africa,  once your order has been processed. 

Cost and delivery time for international deliveries are calculated on a case-by-case basis.  

Please drop us an email at if you have any other delivery queries. 

Once your order is on its way, you'll receive a shipping notification via email. But if you're having trouble tracking your order, don't hesitate to email us at

We only ship on business days, so orders placed on Friday after 11:00 am or over the weekend will ship out on Monday morning. All orders placed with standard shipping take 5-7 business days to arrive. For faster shipping, you may purchase Express Delivery.

We have shipped to all major countries in the world. However, we will only ship to known high risk regions with DHL insured delivery at an additional cost. The following are considered to be high risk. Amsterdam, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Eastern Europe, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Lithuania, Malaysia, Russia, Malmö in Sweden, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Romania, Southwest Asia, Turkey, Ukraine, Yugoslavia and most parts of Africa. PLEASE NOTE INTERNATIONAL PACKAGES - you are responsible for any costs incurred for customs in your home country. We do not take responsibilities for any delays caused by payment authorization or delays arising due to customs clearance procedures at destinations.

 Veldskoen uses The Courier Guy to ship the majority of our parcels. You can track your order by entering your waybill number here.

We try to fulfil orders very quickly; that said, please WhatsApp us at +27 76 812 6246 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm) or send an email to, and we’ll find a good solution.

If you’re just getting cold feet, hang on until you can give them a try, we think you’ll love them and if you don’t, you can always send them back for free within 7 days of purchase.

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