Lekau Sehoana on how creating his own pair of shoes turned into a business
Entrepreneur and Drip Footwear founder Lekau Sehoana got his first shoe order as a school boy many years ago, after he had taken a pair of old sneakers and redesigned them for himself.
Accompanied by his entrepreneurial passion 16 years later, Sehoana went on to create a formidable South African shoe business that now employs 15 people.
He joined Nickolaus Bauer on the Afternoon Drive to share his story.
I saw an opportunity in me not having shoes. They asked us to come wearing home clothes at school, I saw an old torn sneaker, I redesigned it and made a pair of very cool sneakers, that is actually how it began.Lekau Sehoana, Founder - Drip Footwear
When I was making that first sneaker that I made, I just wanted to create something that I could wear to school and still look different because other kids had labelled sneakers. I loved it and started making for other kids as well.Lekau Sehoana, Founder - Drip Footwear
Details matter to us, can you tell? 🌶🌶 pic.twitter.com/UDCQyKsgjq— Drip Footwear (@DRIPFootWear) July 2, 2020
16 years later I was like, let me just go back to making shoes but this time around I want to commercialise it, I want to empower other township dreamers.Lekau Sehoana, Founder - Drip Footwear
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