Veldskoen quite literally means “Field Shoe” in Afrikaans; one of the eleven National Languages in South Africa. If you find it difficult pronouncing the word "Veldskoen", English speakers in South Africa usually refer to them as "Vellies" - This seems to roll off the tongue a lot easier.
Vellies is the nickname given to Veldskoen. Veldskoen is considered to be a South African national treasure and has been around for as long as many people can remember, hence the variety of awesome nicknames for them. Ask any South African and they will have a great story about their Vellies.
Sizing is uniform if you're unsure about what size to get we recommend contacting us at email@example.com. We will be happy to put you on the right path and get you the very best fit. Please keep in mind that leather forms and molds to your foot like no other shoe material. After a week or so of wear they will become an extension of your foot.
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Your Vellies may take a week or two of wear to break in and conform to your feet. Once they do they become an extension to your feet
Our Veldskoen are handmade by master craftsmen and women in the Kwa-Zulu Natal region of South Africa in Ethical factory in a region that 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 from 100% genuine African raw hide leather cut from one hide. Did you know not all leather is created the same? In many cases, it is made of a mix of different leather compressed to form one piece, Think chip-board this is to get a uniform look to a shoe. Veldskoen are made the same way they were 100 years ago, Think a beautiful piece of oak. Therefore in some cases the hide varies very slightly in shade from one shoe to the other and each piece is 100% unique to you. It will not wear down, crack or fall apart and will outlast pretty much any other shoe material.
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. They require very little cleaning and care as the the leather is a naturally water and dirt repellant. We advise using a suede brush to clean every once in a while. Don’t wash them with water. If they do get wet let dry naturally the old way. Scrunch newspaper into balls and stuff inside to hurry the dry process. Once dry, place on feet and continue your day. We suggest wearing them like they have been worn for centuries.
Yes you can and we recommend getting funky with the colors mix match and mix again create your own style
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Two Day or Next Day shipping.
We try to fulfill orders very quickly; that said, please give us a call at +27 76 812 6246 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm) or send an email to email@example.com, 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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Shipping to anywhere in South Africa is FREE for order over R500. Please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other queries.
Our system does it's best to keep the package location up to date but every now and again the postal company software can be slightly slow in updating package whereabouts. Please be patient. For all U.S shipments if the package is over 2 or 3 days past its due arrival date. Please contact email@example.com and we will do our best to find out what is wrong. International orders may be held up at customs and may take a while to clear please contact us if you have any questions. Please note you are liable for all customs charges.
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.