Kaepa was founded by Thomas Adam, when in 1962 he broke the laces in his tennis shoe whilst playing. For a quick fix he took the remains of the lace and tied a couple of eyelets at the bottom and a couple on top while leaving the middle unsupported, and noticed these shoes were more comfortable. From these early beginnings Thomas when on to form Kaepa, making Cheerleading shoes and Volleyball footwear for today’s cheerleading athletes. The Cheerful and Stellarlyte being the, current, most popular styles.