Hi-tec Freedom 67s: A Classic Re-imagined

To honour the great man, Nelson Mandela, Hi-Tec in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund are re-releasing a pair of exclusively numbered and limited edtion of Freedom 67s a re-imagined version of the classic Hi-Tec heritage tennis shoe silhouette worn by Nelson Mandela. A celebration of the original sneaker with only the highest quality materials and symbolic additions in remembrance of Madiba’s long walk to freedom.The sole is moulded in a clear blue rubber, representing the transparency of Freedom.

Embedded within the sole, you will find a symbolic sun representing a new dawn and the beginning of a new life, as well as a quote from Madiba, “The purpose of freedom is to create it for others”. On the side of the shoe you will find the repeated mantra, “FREEDOM SHARED”. A Closed Fist Toggle is used to secure the lace system, representing collective unity and the freedom we hold so dear. Walking to freedom is not an easy path, so we have added a stitch element to the side of the shoe to represent healing. True to Mandela’s legacy, every part of the sneaker development process was in honour of what he stood for.The practicality and simplicity of the FREEDOM sneakers’ classic lines have been kept as true to the original as possible, but at the same time providing additional comfort in a well cushioned sneaker.






A limited release of 66 pairs of the HI-TEC® Freedom Grails 67s have been gifted to freedom ambassadors to both donate to the Nelson Mandela Childrenb’s Fund and raise awareness of President Mandela’s legacy and the “Freedom Shared” campaign with pair 67/67 to be auctioned in collaboration with the NMCF. A further 1200 pairs of the Tier 1 Freedom 67s will be released, followed by 2000 pairs of the Tier 2 Freedom 67s.

HI-TEC® and its ambassadors are welcoming the world to walk with them and to #KeepFreedomShared by supporting the campaign and donating to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund – keeping President Nelson Mandela’s legacy alive: To continue to create freedom for others, including children. In the words of Madiba himself, “The purpose of freedom is to create it for others.”

Register to enter the HI-TEC® Freedom 67 Auction.
Tier 1 will be released in Archive & Sportscene stores this August.