Stemming from a love of sneakers and a need to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children, Sibusiso Zulu and Hector Mgiba pursued the idea of recycling worn-out sneakers into artistic works.

Through their Sneakers 4 Change Kick Exhibition the duo sought to raise awareness about the need for footwear while promoting the spirit of giving and sneaker culture.

Hosted at Victoria Yards, the exhibition aimed to collect at least 400 pairs of footwear and featured works by Nkosinathi Mbatha, Shalom Ndlovu, Thato Ntsani, Hector Mgiba, Jeanie Khoza, and Ziggy Canvas.

“The whole industry and culture of sneakers is super powerful, especially to the youth – the need of footwear is greatly undermined,” Zulu said. Read more