“For The Love of The Sole.”

Thando’s foldable flats were designed to offer women comfort and convenience in one portable, stylish product. Thando’s shoes are foldable ballerina flats, giving women a compact and comfortable shoe option that they can easily take with them on the go. Thando’s is based in Lagos, Nigeria and we ship in Nigeria and North America.


Thando’s was founded in 2014 by two New York University MBAs. She is a perpetually on-the- go overachiever whose hectic schedule and high heels often meant very sore soles. He is a practical art-enthusiast with an equally keen finance acumen and flare for fashion. Their love for each other, love for Africa and love for art, inspired the couple to create an innovative footwear line that facilitates a modern woman’s busy lifestyle while supporting African artists.


Our journey began with us supporting African women in the fabric trade. However, along the way, we realized that we could not only empower these women, but also African artists at large who are significantly underserved. Thus, we have partnered with African artists and tastemakers from across the continent to inspire our designs. Thando’s is building a unique platform for style-centric creative talent. Stay tuned for crowd-sourced designs from Afropolitan men and women. Powerful creative forces, these talents may otherwise have limited opportunities to design for a global audience.


Designed by Africa and delivered to the world.

Our mission is to create innovative African designed products for the world while positively impacting the communities the designs come from. With our flagship product being a foldable ballet flat, we believe we are taking a step in the right direction - pardon the pun.