So print shoes for ladies have been in the market for some time. One can not say it has come and gone, but let’s be honest, creativity has been missing from the women’s African print shoes. Mainly because what we are looking at is remakes of what is already in the markets simply covered. So although it’s been stagnant in creative growth, it’s not out of fashion. Nevertheless, it awaits more creativity.
However on the other end, according to the development process, it is less complex to produce print shoes for men in terms of size and heels. This is leading to a consistently developing set of amazing menswear African print-designed shoes by various designers.
The question is there an already existing market that is inspiring these designers, or are they trying their luck in hope of a trend or in the hope to create a trend. Only time will tell, but one can’t help but admire these amazing shoes below.
First, we have Denki. Very reliable shoe manufacturers based in Ghana. Also active in charity work, more of a reason to support them. Packaging is amazing, and amongst print shoes, you can expect some plain shoes with Adinkra Symbols. See a few samples below. Find their Facebook here www.facebook.com/denkyiafricansole/.
2/ Lykel Afric
Lykel Afric is mainly a women’s wear brand, also a fairly new label and also Ghanaian based. However, they recently entered into the menswear market with these amazing mouth watering shoes, that sparked a lot of interest on social media. You can find them here www.facebook.com/pages/Liykelafric-Apparel/818404984878034.
3/ Adu Amani
An accessory designer label in Ghana finding it’s feet, with these shoes it seems they have been found. Adu Amani specializes in various accessories, such as bags, womens footwear and more. They also recently entered into the menswear shoe market. And you can see their items here. For more information find her facebook profile here www.facebook.com/aduAKLODIN
Moving out of Ghana, We have Samarra shoes by Alpha Doumbia. Probably one of the hardest working shoe makers we have come across, specifically specializes in menswear print shoes participating in various fashion shoes and tv interviews creating a great brand. I think he is Togolese born (don’t quote me) nevertheless, he markets his products across Africa, specifically west Africa. See the creativity and more variations of Samarra shoes here www.facebook.com/samara.spadrie/.
A fabulous Senegalese labels that is determined to support local fabric makers of Senegal. There is much to love about the ethical essense of Belya. Although their main focus is womenswear clothes, these images recently popped up on their facebook page. So we guess they are also new to the menswear shoe market. See their facebook page here www.facebook.com/cridejoie.
We have limited knowledge about this brand, but what we do know is unlike some reported earlier, print menswear shoes is nothing new to them. Renzioni has been producing menswear print shoes amongst other items for almost 2 years now. Designer/label brand owner Renzioni Hill networks mainly in Uganda and you can view some of their menswear print shoes below. Find the facebook page here www.facebook.com/Renzioni
So there you have it. Those designers above are probably the leading producers of menswear print shoes in Africa, or at least as far as also having a presence on social media. We are sure after this we will receive some emails from other creatives who will inform us how well they have been in the industry, so apologies in advance.
Please note the focus was strictly on Menswear Print shoes. There are many other shoemakers, especially print shoes for women, as well as more shoemakers that do not necessarily do African print. Such as Lumis Footwear of Nigeria, HTW shoes, and Land Of Gold shoes both of Ghana. With images of all three pasted below.
It would have been much lovelier if you could shop all this from our online boutique, unfortunately getting this agreement with the manufacturers is almost back-breaking hence why we provided you with the Facebook links. But not to worry, very soon will be our own shoes so keep your eyes glues to our boutique and subscribe.