Popular proudly South African sneaker brand, Drip, has ticked the seventh block on their list of stores they’d like to open in the country.
We’ve witnessed the brand grow enormous over the years with many celebrities and influencers showing off the brand on their social media accounts, giving international brands a tough competition.
Drip, which made its debut just two years ago was created by local entrepreneur Lekau Sehoane.
The brand currently has a footprint in Gauteng and Limpopo, with stores in Pretoria CBD, Joburg’s Newtown Junction, Mall of Tembisa in Tembisa, Masingita Mall in Giyani and Mall of the North in Polokwane.
The brand has a new store in Springs Mall, East Rand, following the one that was opened in Venda, Thavhani Mall in February this year.
The brand was built based on recycled materials because Sehoana wanted it to be accessible to everyone, especially people in the townships. Growing up in Ivory Park with no shoes, he was inspired to launch the brand when he made his pair of shoes using denim and polyurethane.
Since then, the brand has introduced a bold new look to the design in black and white.
Speaking of the new designs, Glenda Ndlanzi of Drip Footwear said: “We’ve come along with our current design and we are thankful to all our customers who have been on this journey with us. Our sneakers are bold and make a fashion statement.
“This new design was a collaborative effort. We took into consideration how our consumers want to dress up their Drip and gave them just that. A comfortable Drip shoe that you can just slip on. No shoelaces, no hassle.”
To celebrate his success, Sehoana met Theo Baloyi, the owner of Bathu, another footwear brand founded in the South African township.
“Between us on this table, over 260 South Africans are employed and 10 more jobs are created with the two new stores opening tomorrow in Eastrand and Springs Mall. We keep on going against all odds… Ladies and Gents, Drip and Bathu. Lovely meeting my brother @theo_baloyi01,” said Sehoana.
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