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Heritage Safari (black sole)

Heritage Shoe Range

Our Heritage Veldskoen was our first and remains our most popular product range. Reimagined with our signature colorful Veldskoen soles and our streamlined design, they remain, in essence, everything a traditional South African pair of Veldskoen should be; tough, comfortable, and reliable.

Safari Black

Have you ever been on a real Safari? It’s the ultimate way to holiday in South Africa. We don’t mean a Safari in the back of an air-conditioned  SUV. We mean a safari on foot! Walking the plains of South Africa, intentionally breathing in their wild beauty, perhaps being lucky enough to spot the big five. Sounds epic right? 

    • Superior materials: We source as many of our materials locally (in SA) as we possibly can. By sourcing locally, we help support local businesses and communities. This has the knock-on effect of reduced carbon emissions, because components and finished products spend less time in transit.
    • All day Comfort: Veldskoen 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 detail:   Each Veldskoen is handmade and stitched in South Africa by master shoe makers. This means individual care and attention is given to every shoe.
    • Brighten your sole:   Veldskoen come in a variety of colours. There’s a Veldskoen sole for every mood and situation. In Veldskoen you can go from cruising the office, to hiking through the bush, without skipping a beat.
    • Odour free: Did you know leather is a natural deodorizer? Veldskoen announce themselves because of how they look, not because of how they smell. You can even wear them without socks.
    • Leather Uppers: Our leather is sourced from a handful of local tanneries. We use a few different types of leathers.
    • Full grain reversible suede in 1.8/2.0mm substance on our Heritage and Chelsea range.
    • All our leathers are sustainably and ethically, sourced by-product from the local meat industry.

      Because we use genuine leather, 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!

    • Hydrophobic leather: All our Veldskoen leathers have been treated to repel water. This means that if you spill liquid on them, it will roll off, instead of damming up, which gives you time to wipe off the liquid before it is absorbed.
    • Veldskoen Sole: All our soles are made from a durable synthetic rubber compound, which is recyclable.
    • Inner soles: To give you all day comfort, our inner soles are made with a 4mm, high density, memory foam. They are covered with a durable PU lining that creates the perfect padding for your feet.
    • Laces: Our 70cm/27 inch laces are 50/50 polyester and cotton blend. This combination of polyester and cotton creates a strong and flexible lace that will last a long time.
    • Stitching: Our stitching is done with 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.

    We offer free shipping, anywhere in Canada, for orders over $150. We typically fulfil orders within 24 hours. Once your order has been fulfilled, it will be shipped with Canada Post. Shipping can take anywhere between 5 and 10 business days, depending on where in Canada you are located. Once your order has been shipped, we will email you a tracking number. You can the visit Canada Post online, to track your parcel.

  • We offer one free exchange per order.

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    Glenn L.
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product

    Excellent shoes

    Just like those at home

    Christine B.
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product

    Super comfortable!

    Love love ❤️ these shoes! My husband and I have been spending 2-3 months a year in SA , and unfortunately didn’t get to your Cape Town store. Great product! Be proud

    Craig R.
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product

    Veldskoen Heritage Safari Black

    The classic vellie. I wore the Clark's desert boot for years as the gold standard because you could not get Veldskoen's in Canada very easily. Super happy with my vellies, it has been worth waiting for all these years.

    GUY O.
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product

    Guys New Vellies "Skatoola"

    Great authentic shoes from S.A.

    Veldskoen Canada Heritage Safari (black sole) Review
    peter m.
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product

    Desert boots

    Excellent, very comfortable

    Sookie K.
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product

    I can't take them off! Wearing every single day!! Thank you

    Jessica D.
    Canada Canada
    I recommend this product


    I’m so glad I purchased these shoes! I waffled about what colour to choose and so glad I got plain ol’ black! I love them, they’re so comfy and I can’t stop looking at them. I can tell already that they are going to wear in wonderfully!

    Mark C.
    Canada Canada


    I’m usually a Clarke’s desert boot kind of guy but I loved the look of these, so took a flyer and bought a pair. They do fit a little bigger which is great for me. I’m usually an 11.5 so I ordered the 11 and they gave me the little extra width I need and fit perfect. Reasonable delivery time despite the pandemic, quality packaging and they look and feel awesome. What more can I say...welcome to Canada Veldskoen!

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