Labora Shoes is a family owned and managed footwear manufacturing company currently situated in Shallcross and Chatsworth. We are a supplier to South Africa’s leading retailers. Our in house design and development team, combined with the latest equipment allows production flexibility. Labora prides itself in applying a personal and hands on approach to each shoe manufactured.
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Labora Shoes has a proud history in South African’s footwear industry establishing the company as a forerunner in footwear

Labora Shoes is a proudly South African family-run shoe manufacturing business based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Founded by Johnny Parboo in 1988, the decision to start his own footwear range was a brave risk. Using his extensive experience in this industry and well supported by family, Labora Shoes serviced small independent retailers in those early days. The business has grown rapidly from 1990 with a production run of 100 pairs of shoes per day until today where the factory now produces more than 200 000 pairs of shoes per month. No small feat in this highly competitive environment...

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We bring a personal and 'hands-on' approach to every shoe we work on.

A core element in the success of Labora Shoes is the flexibility of the factory team to alternate the manufacturing line from sandals to wedges, boots or men’s shoes

With the growing demand on our production, Labora Shoes has invested in new production facilities & has introduced world class equipment that has made it one of the most lean manufacturers in South Africa.

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Our Mission
To acknowledge the CONTRIBUTION of the late Mr. Chunderlal (Johnny) Parboo and to continue in his VISION AND MISSION to grow and to contribute to the Great commission through the advancement of the sharing of the MESSAGE OF JESUS CHRIST
Johnny Parboo 1945 - 2016
a lasting legacy from the Late Mr Johnny Parboo

Should you wish to contribute to the foundation, please contact : Mrs. Monica Frank / 031 409 1096
Standard Bank Kingsmead Branch / Code 04-0026 / Acc. Name : The Parboo Foundation / Cheque Acc. No : 05 074 902 1