Reaching for the top – Grasshoppers SA collaborations keep getting hotter!

Reaching for the top – Grasshoppers SA collaborations keep getting hotter!
Creative Direction Styling Model Lethabo Mohlasedi. Photography: Monde Loko

When it comes to collaborations that are must-haves for any sneaker lover and shoe fanatic, it’s no secret that the iconic Grasshoppers brand is at the top of their game in this department!

From collaborating with established brands at the forefront of the industry such as Grade Africa and the like, most recently, Grasshoppers SA joined forces with Shelflife to debut an exclusive collaboration like never seen before. The Shelflife x Grasshoppers moccasins showcased a true depiction of streetwear style meets functionality, versatility and history and dropped in stores in September.

Choosing the perfect shoe for this project was no easy feat, and Shelflife opted for the super comfortable, highly wearable Grasshoppers lace-up moccasin for the heritage and overall versatility of the style.

With a 100% sell-out across e-commerce platforms and in-store, Grasshoppers-lovers can expect an extremely limited restock in the works so stay tuned to the Shelflife Instagram page for more details: @shelflifestore.

Now more than 160 years since it was started by Charles Searle back in 1859 and immensely proud of its South African heritage, Bolton Footwear has ensured that Grasshoppers shoes can stride with purpose and positivity into the 21st Century.

Think about it. Being fitted for a first pair of Grasshoppers is a rite of passage for countless South Africans and for many; the relationship often starts at school. Beyond school days, the longevity of Grasshoppers and personal ties with such a brand is that whether old school or new, there is a pair that is perfectly suited for someone entering the job market, a grandfather going about his daily routine and even the fashion forward urbanite looking to take their aesthetic to new heights!

Grasshoppers is now one of South Africa’s most recognizable names, “it’s a brand that transcends, age, social and economic divides and it is a 100% proudly locally made, quality product”, says Group Sales and Creative Executive, Stuart Hopwood.

Besides being a visually iconic shoe, Grasshoppers have stayed the course for South Africans because of a key factor – comfort. The authentic moccasin design’s soft leather upper wraps entirely around the bottom of the foot to create a glove offering extreme comfort. The unique natural crepe rubber sole cut from latex rubber also adds extra comfort and durability to the shoe. Designed to be worn for long stretches of time, be it at work or at play, and crafted in a time-honoured moccasin shoemaking tradition, they quite literally are made to last a lifetime.

Nothing says value, style and durability like a pair of Grasshoppers – undoubtedly still the most comfortable shoe ever made!

Don’t miss out on what’s to come this Summer! Follow Grasshoppers on social media and ensure you keep your finger on the pulse on the next collaboration to hit South African shores.

Grasshoppers SA
Grasshoppers SA

Creative Direction, Styling and Model: Lethabo Ronald Mohlasedi @carefree_tbo | Photographer: Monde Duke Loko @monde_cxxp_loko

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