"Made in Kaduna": Talented Shoemaker Produces Beautiful Shoes That Look Like Expensive Timberland

"Made in Kaduna": Talented Shoemaker Produces Beautiful Shoes That Look Like Expensive Timberland

  • A Nigerian shoemaker has gone viral and earned social media praise after sharing his beautiful work on X
  • In a post he made, the young man said he was based in Kaduna, where he made the nice boots that caught people's attention
  • The nice shoes look like Timberland, prompting an X user to promise to buy one for N200,000 instead of the actual cost, which is N30,000

A Kaduna-based shoemaker has gained social media visibility after posting a pair of shoes he made.

In a post on X, the shoemaker, Aaron Danjuma, said the shoes cost N30,000.

Nigerian man shows off shoes he made.
The man said he is based in Kaduna. Photo credit: X/Aaron Danjuma.
Source: Twitter

The beautiful shoes stunned social media users because they looked as beautiful as Timberland boots.

Danjuma praised himself in the post and said he was too talented to be earning minimum wage.

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He wrote on X:

"I'm too talented to be earning minimum wage. We are active. Bring deals. Handmade shoes straight outta Kaduna State Nigeria."

Luckily for Danjuma, the post went viral and attracted fashion lovers who expressed the desire to patronise him.

One of the prospective customers, @thissdax, wrote under the post:

"Make a purple one for me. And I'll get it for 200,000 instead of 30,000. Deal?"

When contacted, Daunjuma told Legit.ng that he learnt shoemaking nine years ago.

His words:

"I learnt how to make shoes 9 years ago in my local community Kamazou in Kaduna state when I was about to write my WAEC. Although the type of shoes I'm making now is not the type of shoes I learnt back then, I was zealous about improving my crafts, so I consulted people who knew better to guide me and put me through with making boots and sneakers."

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Although Danjuma is still a student, this has not stopped him from working hard, even if it means working from home.

He told Legit.ng:

"I'm a 400-level student of the Department of Biochemistry at the prestigious Kaduna State University. The challenges I'm facing in the business are the unavailability of machines to make my work easier and efficient and a bigger work place so I can teach young ones the art of shoemaking."

See the post below:

Nigerians react to photos of beautiful shoes

@hackSultan said:

"Make a prototype, allocate sizes and measurements to each component, choose a unique material and 4 different colour layouts, register a CAC, gather 5 investors to give you $2k each, send $8k to China and let them make the shoes in bulk under strict QA, do QA again. Start a brand."

@yama_oldman said:

"These are amazing absolutely love it... But brother, take this advice. Buy a chemical nose mask and safety eye goggles, or make a full-screen shield. Your health is more important than your passion. No lung transplant in today's science field, ohhh."

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@HRH_Ujuaku commented:

"You're incredibly talented. Please don't be tempted to add a fake foreign label to it."

Another shoemaker displays his work

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian man, Akoni, shared photos of a beautiful shoe he made, which wowed many people on X.

The shoe had an army colour, and Akoni referred to it as a masterpiece.

A lot of people who saw the shoes said they would like something like that made for them.

Source: Legit.ng

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Israel Usulor (Human-Interest editor) Israel Usulor is a journalist who has 9 years of experience. He worked at The Prime Newspaper and has published articles in TheCable Newspaper. Israel graduated with distinction from Fidei Polytechnic (Mass Commun, 2016). Israel has interviewed Zannah Mustapha, the man who helped negotiate the release of Chibok Girls, and Kunle Adeyanju, who rode a bike from London to Lagos. He covered exclusive stories on Chef Dami during her Guinness World Records cookathon. Email: israel.usulor@corp.legit.ng.

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