DeFeet Partners with the Paul Sherwen Project

Paul Sherwen socks

DeFeet honors the legacy of Paul Sherwen and the Paul Sherwen Project with the creation of these custom socks, donating 100% of the proceeds from sales. 

The Paul Sherwen Project was established to support the good that Paul was enacting in Uganda and across East Africa – empowering local people to drive progress and economic development through education, job skills and personal training, while promoting and protecting the unique culture and environment of their communities. Their current project is building a new workshop for the Matany Girls' Vocational School in Uganda. The school helps students build skill sets that will serve them, their families, and their community throughout their lives. 


Paul Sherwen 1981

Born in England and raised in Uganda, Paul Sherwen chose cycling as a way to experience the world. Beyond a long riding career it was eventually his time in the announcing booth that brought him into so many homes. Along with Phil Liggett, Paul's voice gave audiences everywhere a window into the endlessly changing detail and nuance of the sport of cycling. Whether they were cyclists, fans or simply spectators, Paul's insight and experience enhanced what they saw on their screens and made every event an experience. 

When DeFeet learned of the Paul Sherwen Project, we wanted to participate and help raise funds. An amazing coincidence, Paul Sherwen's wife Katherine's family is also from the Hickory area of North Carolina where DeFeet is located. We miss Paul Sherwen in so many ways. We are happy to be able to share in his passion for Africa and his vision for the people of Uganda.

Paul Sherwen 1988 Paul Sherwen and Phil Liggett Paul Sherwen 1983

The British National Champion, 1988

Paul Sherwen and Phil Liggett

Tour de France, 1983

We hope you will join us in raising funds for the Paul Sherwen Project while receiving these special and memorable DeFeet Aireator socks in the process. Learn more about the Paul Sherwen Project on their website:

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