Designed to capture the spirit of Marcus Garvey, the Nagast African running sneakers were inspired by him. In the 1910s, Marcus Garvey founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) a group dedicated to Garvey's dream of a proud and self-reliant Africa. The organization was influential in the Harlem Renaissance and countless Black business innovations.
Nagast Footwear, a Black Owned Sneaker Company, launched in 2015 to honor the legacy of our Black leaders and celebrate African history. Our shoes are collector's items that captures a moment in time when CEO, Tarik Edmonson became a part of our history.
“My inspiration came back in 2014, I saw all of the other big sneaker companies, and thought that a sneaker product featuring the red, black and green would make an impact,” Tarik explains.
Default sizing you see is of male's size. If you're female, the rule is to order a "minus 2" size. For example, if your female size is 8 then you must order a size 6 shoes.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.
When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.
Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.