Philanthropic fashion brand changing Memphis – one shoe at a time

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: September 24, 2018 4:00 AM CT | Published: September 21, 2018 3:11 PM CT
<strong>Memphis-native Edward Bogard is founder and philanthropic designer of SoGiv, a Memphis-based nonprofit shoe-design company. SoGiv raises awareness and funds for charitable organizations worldwide by designing limited-edition shoes, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the charity.</strong>&nbsp;(Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Memphis-native Edward Bogard is founder and philanthropic designer of SoGiv, a Memphis-based nonprofit shoe-design company. SoGiv raises awareness and funds for charitable organizations worldwide by designing limited-edition shoes, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the charity. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Edward Bogard began designing shoes when he was a kid at Campus School. He spent hours creating his own versions of Air Jordans – Air Bogards – giving autographed copies to schoolmates. He went on to graduate from Overton High School, got his BFA in product design at Savannah College of Art and Design, and was turned down for a job at Nike Inc.

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Melinda Lejman is a freelance reporter for The Daily Memphian.


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