“Soccer shoes produced in the small Bosnian towns of Derventa and Prnjavor were already worn by David Beckham, and now they are to be worn by referees at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The 351 pairs of top quality sneakers, with kangaroo leather, golden threads and with the logo of the FIFA World Cup, are being produced by women working in the ‘Sanino’ factory.

‘This Copa Mundiale product is being made for 30 years already, our company has already delivered more than 12 million pairs of sneakers to ‘Adidas’. It is a special series, unique, which Adidas itself will probably not manufacture,’ director of Sanino, Radovan Pazurevic, told N1.

Most people are not aware of the fact that these sneakers are being produced in a factory in Prnjavor. Apart from sports shoes, the factory also produces fashionable footwear.

Sanino employs some 900 people in Prnjavor and Derventa, who produce nearly 1.8 million pairs of footwear for export annually.

‘We have 200 people working per shift, everyone knows what to do and we are functioning very well,’ manager Sladjana Milic said.” (N1)