Many factors go into the decision on what sizes to manufacture. As much as we would love to make shoes from size 2 to 10 or 11, the costs to do this would be so high (for tools, knives & lasts) that the retail price of the shoe would be unobtainable to most. The need for larger sizes (9 and 10) is much higher. We do have size 3 shoes available, and we are looking into manufacturing a wider variety of size 3's in the future. Thank you for your support and patience.
Please consider that whilst components like soles, insoles and heels are locally produced, the materials for these as well as the leather we use is imported, and paid for in US Dollars (and we have done our homework on local leather, but the quality leather we use to make our quality shoes is not available locally). Each pair of shoes is worked on by approximately 300 pairs of hands in our factory. We support local, and labour in South Africa is much more expensive then labour in China. Added to this the increasing water and electricity costs also impacts on producing the quality shoes we have become so well known for.
… we have a combination cleaner, which cleans leather and synthetic. It is available in store and online at www.froggie.co.za
Spray on and leave for a few minutes and brush off. For a stubborn mark, use a damp cloth with the combo cleaner sprayed on, and wipe gently. Do not to submerge your shoes in water or use a lot of water.
The Colby Protector is also good to use when you first purchase your shoes as it is a like Scotchguard for shoes.
If, when your shoes arrive, you find that they do not fit, you simply need to contact our online store on 031 450 0224. We will collect them from you and drop off the correct size - at no extra charge to you.
Unfortunately, shoe manufacturers have no option but to use polyurethane (PU) for certain designs of soles as there are only a few different materials available. We do prefer to use a thermoplastic rubber (TR) where ever possible which does not react in this way, but TR is heavy and where a thicker sole is needed we are forced to use PU which is lighter and does not wear down if used regularly. We do put a disclaimer onto our products where a PU sole is used, because if they are left unworn for long periods of time they will start to break up. The PU is a very light and hard wearing material but has to be worn to keep the moisture content correct. Hopefully, in the near future, a better compound will be available. This is a problem for all shoe manufacturers around the world.
Our actual Froggie stores are only based in Durban and Online and we rely on independent stockists nationwide to carry our shoes across the country. Because these stockists are all independent, it is up to them which styles, sizes and colours they order from us.
If you are not able to find a particular style at a store near you, please can you shop at our online store at www.froggie.co.za
You can contact us through our contact page! We will be happy to assist you.
MBL Retail (Pty) Ltd.
Bank: Standard Bank
Acc. No: 251720349
Branch Code: 042526
Branch: Gale Place
Please place your order online and check out using the EFT function, if there is a short fall and you need to pay in please do so and send proof of payment, voucher and order number to this address firstname.lastname@example.org