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Some 60 years on, Nanyang still expanding student shoe output

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Dhavajjai Sosothikul, his son Chaiyapat and a chemist friend are behind the success of Nanyang, one of the most popular student shoe brands in Thailand. 

The company’s secret shoe formula is only known by three people, who have agreed never to take the same flight in case there is an accident, says Mr Chaiyapat.

The three have even agreed to never take the same flight so that, in the event of an accident, the 60-year-old company's secret formula will live on.

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