- SOLE PURPOSE -

I shouldn’t be telling you this...

but I’m an honest lad, so here it goes... In 2016 I didn't know how to make a shoe. My name is Marv and I am the Founder of LANX. On the 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 and to learn everything I could about making Proper Shoes.

I wrestled with...

sumos in Japan, chatted with monks in Cambodia 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 shoemakers I visited were still making by hand, a traditional skill I found inspiring and left a lasting impression on me.

WHY TRAVEL?

It’s simple really; I’d always wanted to go to Asia, the sun always shines, the beers cold and most of the worlds 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 swift half with my mates I immediately set about creating my own unique shoes, using the experiences I had learnt from the 10 countries and countless people I met during my time away.

LANX SHOES ARE INSPIRED BY...

the places and people I meet on my adventures. Our debut collection in 2018 was heavily inspired by the shoe craftsmanship I witnessed whilst travelling around Japan in 2016, in particular the many talented shoemakers located in the Tokyo suburb of Asakusa, traditionally a hub for shoemaking in the capital. Since then we have been on design excursions to New York, Berlin, Porto and Stockholm.

WE MAKE...

women's and men's shoes, boots and sneakers. Business casual styles, with a twist of elegance. Modern shoes in which to work hard, play hard and look good in for any occasion. Each collection has unique embossments, stylish broguing, the finest leather and British sourced textiles. Every shoe is stamped with the Lancashire rose and our ballsy British White bull.

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