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About Us
SixKings was born out of founder, Nell van der Merwe’s passion for using fashion as a vessel for expression. Like all art forms, fashion is how we nurture and cultivate individuality. It is not in what we wear or where it is from, but how we wear it and how it forms part of who we are that makes us individuals in this overwhelmingly congested and sometimes uniform world.

Our Story

As with most great designs and inventions, it was not being able to find what you are looking for that led to the motivation to bring the vision to reality. Realising that if he were to ever find the leather shoes that he envisioned, he would have to be the one to make it happen. We take pride in crafting truly unique, one-of-a-kind leather shoes and boots that can’t be recreated or imitated.

Our Vision

As with most other art forms, the vision for SixKings is to help the fashion industry move away from generic, mass produced, lifeless creations that leave us as consumers no room to express ourselves. Helping the people that wear our designs feel that they aren’t just buying something because it is their only option, but because it helps them show others who they really are.At the end of the day, fashion should help us better understand and appreciate each other.

Our Purpose

To become a leading proudly South African fashion brand with a strong focus on high quality leather items. Being unique and consciously trying to avoid the typical is what drives us every day.

Our Products

Our shoes are 100% handcrafted in South Africa from the very best raw materials by a team of passionate and talented artisans hand-picked to ensure that our products meet the highest standards of craftsmanship and design.

We design and manufacture all our leather products in-house using only the best possible raw leather and hides. From leather uppers right through to leather soles.

Nell van der Merwe Bio:

Born, raised and schooled in Pretoria, South Africa, Nell has always been passionate about shoes. Vowing to take matters into his own hands after finding it seemingly impossible to find high-quality, fashionable and durable leather shoes, SixKings was created. A labour of love embarked on from the age of 20 years old, SixKings is and has been his life. Nell is the founder, designer and owner of the brand and is responsible for all aspects of quality control, design and customer relations.