The term “heritage” is frequently used, yet few people truly own it. One of the exceptions is Dakotas, a mainstay of South African culture for more than 40 years. When the company was first established in 1980, its goal was to provide the best shoe that could be for the intended usage. With no attribute undermining another, Dakotas has successfully sustained throughout the years its hard-earned reputation for quality, comfort, durability, and style. They have come to represent a contemporary, yet tradition-conscious element of South African style.

Exclusively through Shelflife online and in store

Nostalgia for nostalgia’s sake is unimportant in Dakotas. This reputable brand, which was built on the tenets of dependability and quality, is proof that genuine originals are constantly in demand.

Since waf. is also about community and historical aesthetics, we collaborated with waf. to produce the traditional Hi-Shine moccasins. The four color choices for the handcrafted South African shoes are black, brown, indigo blue, and forest green, all made with genuine leather.