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Veldskoen Shoes – General Questions Answered

What does Veldskoen mean?

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.

Why are they sometimes referred to as “Vellies”?

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.

How do Veldskoen fit?

Sizing is uniform if you’re unsure about what size to get we recommend contacting us at shop@moors.co.za 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.

How long do they take to break in?

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

Where are my Vellies Made?

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.

How do you take care of your Veldskoen?

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.

Can I buy extra laces.

Yes you can and we recommend getting funky with the colors mix match and mix again create your own style.