Bathu's exclusive GSi Limited Edition Sneaker – at a price tag of R365 900 per pair. Only 80 pairs have been produced!
OPEL & Bathu Launch the most Expensive, most Exclusive sneaker
One Car. Two South African Entrepreneurs.
A Shared Vision. Unbox Your Potential!
– An OPEL Distributor recently had the privilege of shooting a video with two
extraordinary South African Entrepreneurs. Their stories
and vision fully embrace and compliment what we at OPEL stand for:
Innovation. Forward-Thinking. Vision. Product Accessibility to All.
The Exclusivity of the OPEL Corsa GSi 1.4T M/T
3-Doordemands a disruptive market
placement. The collaboration with Bathu has enabled
this. Theo Baloyifounded Bathu in 2015 in a
modest room in the heart of Alexandra Township,
Johannesburg as a young man wishing to tell a proudly untoldSouth
African township story to the world. 'Bathu' is a
common universal slang word that has existed for decades and is used in
townships across South Africa when referring to any type of shoe. Materials are
being sourced in Lesotho and manufacturing takes place
in Durban. A proudly South African
Four years down the line, founder and owner Theo has his HeadquartersinMidrand, storage
facilities, as well as a workshop and retail store in Newtown. And
the success story goes on with 2 more stores that opened in Pretoria and Port
Elizabeth respectively – a 4thopens in Bloemfontein at
the end of June 2019.Bathu has a staff complement
of 36 people plus a website for easy online ordering of his
spectacular sneaker range – making Bathu, which has since
become a must-have item for fashion aficionados – not only in South
Africa but also around the globe accessible to all.
recognises and applauds Theo's tenacity and innovative
thinking as expressed throughout his journey – from idea to realisation. It
took 18 months for proof of concept, research and development, quality control
and assurance to be completed before Bathu was confidently
launched into the market.
In collaboration with Bathu, OPEL is proud to reveal the
world's most expensive sneaker: Bathu's exclusive GSi Limited Edition
Sneaker – at a price tag of R365 900 per pair.Only
80 pairs have been produced! That's how exclusive these sneakers are…
Each pair of these limited edition Bathu sneakers come
with OPEL's amazing new Corsa GSi which boasts four
colour options – thrown in for FREE!
When purchasing a pair of these Bathu GSi Limited Edition Sneakers, you
not only get foot comfort and uniqueness – you receive:
Dynamic, sporty design features and agile OPC sport suspension and brakes as
set up on the legendary Nürburgring 'Nordschleife distances' to ensure precise
athleticism, outstanding and agile handling and sudden braking. Heated Recaro
performance front seats and sport steering wheel, outstanding throttle response
and torque, OPC exterior and interior features... PLUS superior connectivity,
safety, innovation and economy.
Business Philosophy rings true to OPEL as a Brand.
are driven by our identity, our passion to design unique shoes and a desire to
always bring new products into the market'.
Bathu's Vision and Mission is based on core beliefs such as quality, dreams,
execution and hard work, ambition, representation, future thinking, employment,
adding value, excellence, honesty and commitment.
Their vision is to tell a proudly South African story to the
world and to be a leading shoe retail company. They have a desire to establish
a brand which Africans can proudly affiliate with.
& Bathu – Walk Your Journey!
Sizo Henna joined OPEL Distributor as their Brand
Ambassador in April 2019. His nothing-not-to-like
personality and natural energy partners him perfectly with the OPEL Brand.
Classically trained both internationally and locally in the art of all things
food, Sizo has been referred to as 'The young funky pioneering
contemporary food master and food trendsetter' – with his culinary
creations having graced tables as diverse as those of Presidents, to catering
for in-home dinner parties. His popularity for good food and well-coordinated
events is founded on him living by a simple personal philosophy when it comes
to food and everything that he does: 'Do a stunning job every time'.
As the Afrocentric, charming cosmopolitan host and Chef of
TV show Rustic Chakula, Sizo celebrated modern, African food and
shared his skills by bringing culinary creations to Mzansi that are rustic in
taste and look. He strives to be accessible to all food lovers – whether it be
home cooks or eat-out-specialists – by generously sharing his recipes via his
website for all to enjoy. In simple terms: understanding your ingredients is
key to a successful dish– whether it be hot Indian Cuisine, Chunky Fish &
Chips with Mushy Peas, Pan-Fried Foie Gras or creamy Mngqusho as taught to him
by his 'goggo' in Bisho.
Sizo's private chef service known as Blaque Olive entered
the market in 2010 and his restaurant named Blaque
Wine Bar & Grill House opened in February 2018. It
recently moved to a more convenient location in Bryanston due
to his wish to offer breakfast, lunch and dinners to his loyal and growing
patronage. Wines are personally selected by the Chef and expertly paired to the
daily menu items with full consideration given to balance. His restaurant name
has recently changed to Blaque Bistro, a more fitting
description of the new venue.
OPEL saw something unique in Sizo when considering his Brand
Ambassadorship. His drive for quality and presentation with no
compromise within the art of cuisine, plus his embracing and solid character
expertly brings his product and the OPEL Range together. Trained
internationally yet returning to his roots to share his expertise with all –
now that's pretty solid!
OPEL is honoured to have Chef Sizo Henna as its Brand
Ambassador. His commitment and ultimate success in a competitive
industry due to his dream-big philosophy show the strength of character and
& Blaque – Keep it Rustic!
on-going commitment to produce vehicles that are accessible to many through
efficient engines and powertrains for driving pleasure and economy,
connectivity through sophisticated Infotainment Systems, plus high
specifications offered at the best prices as a standard is reflected in the
total range presently available. Not unlike an exclusive pair of sneakers or a
beautifully crafted meal.
OPEL's on-going commitment to produce
vehicles that are accessible to many through efficient engines and powertrains
for driving pleasure and economy, connectivity through sophisticated
Infotainment Systems, plus high specifications offered at the best prices as a
standard is reflected in the total range presently available. Not unlike an
exclusive pair of sneakers or a beautifully crafted meal.
With OPEL – You get much more
technology and quality than expected.
With economic fuel consumption as a
strong consideration in today's vehicle purchase decision-making, the OPEL
Family offers competitive fuel consumption throughout the
range. Comprising of a choice to satisfy all family members and LCV owners,
Adam, Corsa, Astra, Crossland
X, Mokka X, Grandland X, Combo
Cargo, and soon to arrive the OPEL
Crossland X Enjoy 1.6 Turbo Diesel and Combo
Life, perfectly embrace the OPEL mantra
– The Future is Everyone's!