Along with biltong, braais, and rugby, the veldskoen (directly translates to ‘field shoe’) is one of the most iconic South African items you’re likely to find. Usually made of a tan leather with a thin gum or tan sole, the veldskoen doesn’t immediately evoke sartorial credentials, but surprisingly, it’s actually considered a fashion staple among many European fashion enthusiasts… even for the ladies! And to celebrate this heritage, South African company Field Shoes Inc. has launched a range of Veldskoens with a bit of a modern twist in the form of hits of colour in the sole as well as laces.
So if you or your man is a dedicated wearer of the Veldskoen but you’d like to modernise what could be considered a bland shoe, then perhaps add one of their seven colourful shades to your weekly shoe rotation!
They would also make an excellent gift for a special man in your life and are even shaping up to be the shoe de jour for the stylish conscious, but casual groom in 2018.
You can grab a pair of men’s or ladies vellies in UK sizes from 3-14 for R790. To browse all their products and find out more about the brand visit the Field Shoes Inc. website.