veldskoen and the Free Jacks


We use a reversible full-grain suede, lightly buffed on the inside that melts to your feet for supreme all-day comfort. It’s our secret sauce.


All Veldskoen leather is a biproduct of the meat industry. Instead of ending up in landfills, this leather is being upcycled into a natural, long lasting, quality product.


Each shoe is sewn by hand in South Africa, by master craftsmen and women.

Stay Dry

Veldskoen leather is given a hydrophobic treatment so that liquid droplets are repelled rather than absorbed, making them easy to clean if they accidentally get wet.

The Shoe

The Free Jacks are the New England’s newest professional team set to make history in Major League Rugby. Rugby is like a religion in South Africa and the history of the game goes back almost as far as Veldskoen does. The partnerhsip with Veldskoen combines the synonymous culture of South Africa with the humble, hungry, and fun Free Jacks. 


Veldskoen 🇿🇦 

Thoughtfully designed. Consciously handcrafted for comfort and durability.


Hopewell Footwear, the only factory that makes VELDSKOEN,  is located in the beautiful East Coast city of Durban, the surfing capital of South Africa. It is a third generation, locally owned, family business.

South Africa has an unemployment rate of over 30% so it’s important to us to help support the local people and economy.

Sourcing  most of the footwear components locally enables us to support a wide range of South African companies, and reduce our carbon footprint.


No two hides are ever the same. We use locally sourced hides that have a more natural look and finish to them. This means your shoes may have slightly different textures from place to place. We love these little variances and celebrate them as part of Veldskoen’s beautiful character!

Each Veldskoen is hand-stitched  with extreme care and attention to detail. The result of our process is a comfortable, durable shoe, that is 100% unique.


VELDSKOEN is invested in sport as a vehicle to bond people together and uplift communities. Rugby, specifically, is deeply entrenched in South African culture. 

The VELDSKOEN Springbok shoe is an Official Licensed Product of the Springboks, South Africa’s national rugby team and the current world champions.

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