Hopewell Footwear (Pty) Ltd started out as a small shoe factory in 1969 and is now one of the major footwear manufacturers in South Africa. The Shaikh family has operated businesses in South Africa for over 100 years and Hopewell is testimony to their solid traditions of high quality, value, style and exceptional service.
From an initial productions of 1000 pairs of shoes a day, the factory output exceeds 3000 pairs a day, encompassing a range of recognized Hopewell brands, known for their quality and design, as well as a selection of house brands produced for leading retail chains. All styles are produced, ranging from the all-time classics to the casual fashion shoes so popular with the younger market.
The heart of a good shoe is the material that goes into it and Hopewell Footwear uses only the highest quality materials. All the leather shoes boast uppers of the finest full grain leather sourced from the best tanneries, both local and South American, while fashion soles and lasts are developed in Europe.
Fundamental to the success of Hopewell is their commitment to the effective blending of people and technology. Combining the most advanced computerized manufacturing and designing equipment, with the talents of highly trained staff, has ensured that Hopewell delivers the product excellence promised while keeping abreast of the latest trends.
It is this aspect that has now motivated Hopewell to enter international footwear market offering the same quality, value, and services that has built and firmly established the Hopewell reputation in South Africa.