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Journey Redefined

Journey Redefined - Artic OceanJourney Redefined - Artic Ocean

Journey Redefined - Artic Ocean

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Journey Redefined - Army GreenJourney Redefined - Army Green

Journey Redefined - Army Green

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Journey Redefined - Electric OrangeJourney Redefined - Electric Orange

Journey Redefined - Electric Orange

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Journey Redefined - WatermelonJourney Redefined - Watermelon

Journey Redefined - Watermelon

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Journey Redefined - Crystal WhiteJourney Redefined - Crystal White

Journey Redefined - Crystal White

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Journey Redefined - Lemon MustardJourney Redefined - Lemon Mustard

Journey Redefined - Lemon Mustard

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A vision for an african sneaker brand.

The Very First MEsh Edition Sneaker

After months of feasibility studies, and being rejected by 13 different shoe factories - Theo Baloyi's perseverance pays off and the Mesh Edition Sneaker is born.

Bathu's Founder Theo Baloyi launched 100 pairs of the now iconic sneaker to the people of Alexandra, Soweto, Midrand and Thembisa from the boot of his car and sold out within a few days.

Today, Mesh Edition is widely recognised as Africa's first homegrown sneaker.

Bathu Store #1

Newtown store opens

In 2018 Bathu bought it's first delivery vehicle and opened it's first physical store in Newtown Junction Mall in Jozi.

That opening was quickly followed by a store in the heart of Pretoria in the 012 precinct.

Demand grew from there and a further 4 stores were opened in Kimberley, Thohoyandou, Polokwane and Rustenburg in the same year.

In addition, a revamped version of Bathu's online store was launched with a bigger focus on customer service and ease of use.


Bathu's defining year

Part of Theo Baloyi's pillars for Bathu from the start was to create 100 meaningful jobs. In 2020 this was achieved.

In addition to this, Bathu moved into a 3700sqm warehouse in Midrand, added 3 brand new styles of sneakers and opened 10 new stores across South Africa.

Bathu & Theo Baloyi were also awarded a number of prestigious awards related to business by the Gauteng Premier's Office, Black Business Quarterly and other esteemed organisations.

The year finished off with a collab with South African Breweries and Castle Lite - which was a huge success.

To the Sky!

A Truly African brand

In 2021 Bathu was ranked 9th in Africa's most recognisable brands. This was an unbelievable achievement in our mission towards being a truly African brand and one that validated all the hard work the Bathu maSupas have put in over the years.

2021 also saw the design of our latest Sneaker style - The Sky Edition, as well as the successful launch of the Bathu X Somizi Kids range of sneakers.

The Original.

MESH Edition - Africa's Sneaker.

Mesh Edition-Full Yellow StripesMesh Edition-Full Yellow Stripes

Mesh Edition-Full Yellow Stripes

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Mesh Edition-Berry blazeMesh Edition-Berry blaze

Mesh Edition-Berry blaze

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Mesh Edition - Full OrangeMesh Edition - Full Orange

Mesh Edition - Full Orange

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Mesh Edition - Full Rose PinkMesh Edition - Full Rose Pink

Mesh Edition - Full Rose Pink

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Mesh Edition - Honey HazelMesh Edition - Honey Hazel

Mesh Edition - Honey Hazel

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Mesh Edition - Full BlueMesh Edition - Full Blue

Mesh Edition - Full Blue

33 reviews
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Mesh Edition - Full Red

Mesh Edition - Full Red

9 reviews
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Mesh Edition - Racer WhiteMesh Edition - Racer White

Mesh Edition - Racer White

4 reviews
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What our customers say...

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