Sapmok was created by Werner Winterboer in 2015. Werner was born and raised in Pretoria and studied BComm Logistics in Stellenbosch, then after struggling 7 months in the office, he decided to follow his dream to start his own Modern Africa Adventure brand. He combined all the things he loved and his ideal picture of life to create the style of Sapmok. Even though the company started in 2015, Sapmok only started to trade in February 2017. It took almost 2 years to create and design the brand before we sold our first pair of shoes. The name of the brand comes from the word Kompas (compass in Afrikaans) written backwards. As a kid, Werner was in a bende (a gang) with Piet Joubert and JG de Swardt and their bende cryptology was to write everything backwards, so that’s how he decided on Sapmok.