Classic
Since 1954, Toughees have been producing Africa's most loved school shoes. This range features your favorite styles as well as some new, yet still traditional choices.
Classic Range
The Best of Toughees
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FOR THE
INDIVIDUAL YOU
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WE ARE THE
ORIGINAL
Worn by generation after generation of African kids throughout their entire school-going lives since 1954.
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SUPER
TOUGH
All Toughees are made with the best materials. 6 months GUARANTEE against fair wear and tear.
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ALWAYS
SPARKLY
The New Non-Polish Leather Uppers have an easy-care protective coating which guards against scuffs, stains and water and which simply wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Shoe Care
Step 1
WIPE WITH DAMP CLOTH
  • Using a soft brush, brush off any dust or dirt over that is present on the surface of the shoe.
  • After removing the surface dust and dirt, use a damp cloth to wipe down the shoe, ensure there is no sand or particles on the cloth to prevent scratching of the shoe's leather.
  • Wipe gently to remove smudges and prepare to shine.
Step 2
POLISH YOUR SHOE
  • Apply the polish using small circular motions.
  • Dip the old t-shirt or polishing brush into your Toughees polish and work it into the surface of the shoe, using small circular motions.
  • Apply a medium pressure and make sure to coat the surface evenly, paying special attention to the toe and heel, which get the most, wear.
  • You may also want to apply polish to the sole of each shoe, in the space between the toe and heel, which doesn't touch the ground.
  • Once you have applied polish to the first shoe, set it aside on the newspaper and begin working on the second shoe. Each shoe will require about 15 to 20 minutes drying time.
WHAT TOUGHEES SAY
Bhongolethu Thobela
"My pair of toughness was my everything. I can say Toughees are special to every child growing up. It's like our own little prized possession that has too much value. I love and will always love my Toughees."
Bonolo Sefako
"Toughees shoes have always been my number one choice. They are strong and really comfortable. When it's raining, windy and muddy I know that my son’s feet are protected. "
Bhavana Singh
"Toughees has always been a part of my Family for ages! I am now in my 30s and my last "toughees" has been passed on to my beautiful niece as you can see in the selfie! Toughees are passed from one generation to the next, showing true quality as it lasts a lifetime and beyond!"
Cindy Cee
"All my years in school my mother used to buy me Toughees shoes because of the quality and it was affordable. Toughees kept me from winter and I will forever be grateful. Today, I'm a graduate and Toughees played a big part in my life. Thank you <3"
Karen Narayadu
"All my years in school my mother used to buy me Toughees shoes because of the quality and it was affordable. Toughees kept me from winter and I will forever be grateful. Today, I'm a graduate and Toughees played a big part in my life. Thank you <3"
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