The Waf x Dakotas Collab is the height of authentic African streetwear
and we will tell you why.
waf. short for WAFFLESNCREAM
is the very first Nigerian Skate-brand
and is undoubtedly a pioneer in the Nigerian
and African streetwear scene.
serving as hub for skate culture and extreme sports
in the west African region.
Waf has gone on to be recognized for
their ever growing community,
support of youth culture, and innovation in
pushing the African skate culture.
as they expand
Waf have stayed true to their roots
constantly trying to represent
Nigerian and African Skaters.
the brand has had several collaborations
with other street wear and street culture brands
like street souk, quack tails, Patta and Stussy
to name a few.
and just like Waf.
Dakotas is also Committed to genuine representation
The South African shoe brand
has been in existence for over 40 years
with the sole mission (pun intended)
of “making the best possible shoe for the purpose in which it will be used.”
prioritizing on comfort, durability, quality and style
Dakotas make bold to say those who wear the brand
are south African to the core.
the brand has been around for a pretty long time
and isn’t concerned with nostalgia for nostalgia’s sake
but as a testament that a true Original is always in demand.
For the Collab, the two indigenous brands
teamed up to deliver the Waf. Dakotas
a Heriatge classic Hi shine loafer
with a matte white leather upper.
it features the “WAF” branding debossed on the side of the shoe
on the in-sole and on the box.
The first shoe offering from the Nigerian brand
comes in 4 color ways
black, brown, indigo blue and forest green.
it doesn’t get much better than this
two African brands
(not just by location, but by representation)
teaming up on a classic footwear staple
to once again make a resounding claim that
“African fashion can compete with the rest of the world
while staying true to tradition an heritage”Dakotassa