If the name “Theo Baloyi” or “Bathu” doesn’t ring a bell, then it’s safe to assume that you’re not wearing the right kicks. Or you’re living in a pineapple under the sea like Spongebob Squarepants.
The Bathu story is more than just a story of Sneakers. It’s a story of owning your destiny, of staying true to who you are, of perseverance, of following your dreams and doing something you are passionate about. It’s a story of walking your journey.
Theo Baloyi, 30, is the brains behind the successful sneaker brand called Bathu. The accountant-turned businessman has built an authentic sneaker brand that sells the shoes online and already has five physical stores across Mzansi.
The Bathu sneakers sell for between R800 and R2,100. Nothing can be compared to a local swag. Theo Baloyi wants you to “Walk your Journey” with the coolest kicks in Africa, no matter what your age as they also offer a cool and extra cute kids range. Even Mzansi’s celebrities are rocking the number one local sneaker brand in South Africa.
Bathu has that “thing” that makes us all convinced that the brand will compete globally. Theo, the founder is collecting almost all accolades in the business sector, take a look below:
- Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 – South African Business Premier Awards.
- Forbes Africa 30 under 30 – 2019.
- Emerging Business – Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 – Sanlam & Business Partners.
- Fastest Growing Business Brand 2019 (Finalist) – National Business Awards
- Young Executive of the Year 2019 (Finalist) – National Business Awards
- SME Award 2019 (Finalist) – Vision 2030 Awards
- 2019 Most influential Young South African in Business – Avance Media
- Young Entrepreneur Of the Year – Gauteng Premier Service Excellence Awards
- BBQ Awards – Ndlovu Jewellery Transformation Champion of the Year Award 2020
- BBQ Awards – Hennessy XO Businessman of the Year Award 2020
- Top Empowerment Awards 2020 – Top Empowered Young Achiever of the Year.
Check out the official Bathu Instagram page here. If you can take a thing or two from Theo’s hustle is, all dreams are valid, and nothing is impossible until it’s done.
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