PRESS RELEASE: New Klitch footwear clip targets fundraising market

A new innovation by two Rutger students in the USA, the Klitch Footwear Clip, arrived in South Africa after Connexions ZA acquired exclusive distribution rights of the product in Africa.

According to the inventors of Klitch, South Africa born Liam van der Merwe and Kevin Jebara, the idea was born and “designed” on a Panera restaurant napkin in the USA after a Rugby match.

The Klitch is described as follows on the website of the inventors:

“The Klitch Footwear Clip was invented by 2 Rutgers University friends and drew the first design on a Panera napkin!

The Klitch Footwear Clip is a patented footwear clip that frees up your hands and lets you hang extra footwear to the outside of your bag. This prevents the inside of your bag from getting dirty, smelly and full!

The Klitch works on a variety of shoes like Running sneakers, Boots, Sandals, Cleats, Spikes, Turf shoes, Dress shoes, Heels, UGGS and Flip-flops and holds up to 20lbs (4.5kg)!

The Footwear Clip is used by people of all ages and fitness levels – The little kid rushing to after-school soccer practice, the young woman who needs to maximize closet space for her shoe collection, the busy executive headed straight to the gym, the city gal who wants to switch into a comfortable pair of flip-flops, anyone!

Its lightweight and portable features make the Klitch ideal for active lifestyles. By saving space and keeping your stuff clean, the FootwearClip promotes efficiency and ease. Why carry an extra bag for your shoes when you can simply clip them onto the bag you already carry? The Footwear Clip easily clips onto the handles of your carrying bag, allowing you to air out your smelly and dirty shoes.

Do you really want to stuff your precious heels inside an overstuffed purse? The Klitch protects the look of your shoes and allows you to wear other footwear before and after a particular activity. The Footwear Clip is also handy for storing and organising footwear at home or on the road.

The Footwear Clip is designed to make life easier. Small clip, big impact. A product you can’t live without. Try one and you’ll have a FootwearClip for all of your shoes.”

The distributors of the Klitch in Africa, Connexions ZA, believes that the Klitch will become very popular with sports people and outdoors lovers such as hikers.

In order to maximise exposure for the Klitch, Connexions ZA decided to position the Klitch as fundraiser for Groups or Causes. According to their website participation in the fundraising programme removes any involvement in the process of handling the product.

“All a Group or Cause has to do is to inform its members of the existence of the fundraiser through its internal media or through their social media platforms such as Facebook. They don’t need to stock products or have any headaches with security and fulfilment of orders,” a spokesperson said.

The distributors said that the amount they pay to the Group or Cause is regarded as a marketing or advertising expense. When a buyer buys the product online they basically choose their Group or Cause before checkout. The distributor will then send a report with payment at the end of every month to the Group or Cause.

More information can be accessed from the distributor’s website at


The Klitch Footwear Clip is a patented footwear clip that frees up your hands and lets you hang extra footwear to the outside of your bag.

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