1 SOLE PURPOSE
On 26th July 2016 I received a letter which inspired me to roll up my sleeves, pack my bags and set off on a 6 month adventure. The purpose of the adventure was to have the best time of my life, have a few mad nights out along the way and to learn everything I could about making shoes.
I wrestled with Sumos in Japan, chatted with monks in Cambodia, surfed big waves in Bali and trekked the Great Wall of China. In all I visited 10 countries, met some fascinating people and picked up countless shoe industry secrets along the way.
Most of the shoe people I visited were still manufacturing by hand, a pre-historic skill almost extinct in the UK. The look, smell and sound of a small back street workshop in Sri Lanka or a mega factory in Vietnam was inspiring. Everywhere I went I saw the passion people had for creating quality shoes, which left a lasting impression on me.
Why Asia? It’s simple really; I’d always wanted to go, the sun always shines, the beer’s always cheap and most of the world’s shoes are made there. Therefore I figured that’s where I’ll meet some of the best in the business.
I returned home in March 2017 and after a quick beer with my mates I immediately set about creating my own unique shoes, using the skills I had learnt from the 10 countries and countless people I had met during my adventure.
LANX shoes are inspired by my home (Lancashire, England) and the places and people I meet on my adventures.
When you wear LANX shoes you should know... Our footwear is quality, prepare for an adventure, expect the best nights of your life.
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