A unique Natal Midlands company, founded in 1988 by philanthropist Steve Croudace, brought us Strops – the amphibious webbing sandal that was so popular with sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts during the 90’s.

It later became Leatherback in 2000 where a range of hiking boots and shoes for adventurous nomads seeking high quality and comfort were designed and created. 

Our skilled women and men from Mafakathini, near the town Boston, handcraft each pair of shoes to make a unique pair especially for you. Get to know our team and our process to making the versatile, stylish and extra comfy shoes that you love.

MEET THE TEAM


SBONGILE
STORE MANAGER


NONKU
CUTTER


SIYA
LASTING ASSISTANT


MARIAM
SEAMSTRESS


SYLVIA
SEAMSTRESS


FRANCIS
LASTER


ESTHER
FACTORY MANAGER


NTO
QUALITY CHECKER


DUMI
BLOCKER


NOMFUNDO
ADMIN


DUZE
MARKETER