LANX is proud to be working with long standing British leather supplier Charles F Stead & Co.
ABOUT CHARLES F STEAD & CO
From their factory in Leeds, Yorkshire, "Steads" have been producing the highest quality suede and leather since the 1890’s and are one of the last remaining tanneries in England.
They use a mixture of old and new machinery to achieve their desired high standards of tanning leather. Mostly using British leather, the process starts by soaking, liming and pickling the leather until they get what they call "wet blue". Then, going through numerous processes the leather is tanned in large drums and then hung over "horses" before being dried.
The new boots are built on our LX-T last, which is the same fit as our popular Bayley boot. Customers tend to go down rather than up in our LX-T boot last. The brogues are built on LX-B last, which is the same last as our popular Hopkins brogue. Customers tend to go down rather than up in our LX-B boot last. The sneakers are built on our LX-V last, which is the same fit as our popular Ancoats sneakers. Customers tend to go up rather than down in our LX-V sneaker last. If you need any further sizing help please click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check the individual shoe product pages to discover which leather has been used on the shoes you like/ have purchased and then read corresponding notes on our shoe care page - click here.