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Sneakers, Vellies & Plakkies

EES has always been a very creative entrepreneur when it comes to releasing local items. From the Namibia Flag shoes to the vitamin energy drink “WUMA” and many prouder local products. It all started when EES came up with the idea of a full-color street shoe sneaker back in 2011 and approached the Namibian-based company Cymot for help in producing his dream. About a year later in 2012 the first “NAM FLAVA" shoe was born and sold nationwide in Namibia and in the online EES shop:

It was a great moment in time as from that day forward many national sports teams or anybody wanting to represent Namibia outside the border was wearing the NAM FLAVA shoes and posting pics online. Since then the Sneakers really made their rounds and a couple of years later EES came up with a new design for the legendary Namibian Vellies leather cut shoes from Namibia in his own colorful way. He started the production of the handmade shoes with the well-known Vellies production company African Lether Creations “Swakop Vellies” in 2017 and shortly after released the new shoe brand on his website and local shops in Namibia.

The Vellies are made from Kudu, Zebra & Cow leather and will be the most comfortable shoes you have ever walked in – in your life!-) This is a great way of bringing back old African traditional wear and incorporating it into the modern lifestyle – while also supporting the local economy. Then in 2018 EES came up with the idea o adding some sort of leisure shoe for the beach or even at home to the Nam Flava Footwear collection, so he sat down and designed for a few weeks to then come up with the "Plakkies" (meaning "sandals/flipflops" in the Afrikaans language)

The great thing about Nam Flava Footwear is the fact that many of them support certain types of charities in Namibia. The of each sneaker shoe N$ 10,- gets donated to the Save The Rhino Trust Namibia and of each Plakkie sold another N$ 10,- to the Namibian Lion Trust. This way there is also a great awareness taking place as each shoe box has a flyer with information on the charity supported and why it is important to support these charities.

The NAM FLAVA sneakers, the Vellies, and the EES Plakkies are available for purchase in the online shop – and we do ship worldwide. Sometimes when the demand is a bit higher than usual – we might be out of stock – but just hang in there and we will make a plan to stock up again.

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