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.


It’s simple really; I’d always wanted to go to Asia, the sun always shines, the beers always cheap 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.


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 and expect the best nights of your life.


Sole Purpose is a 112 page book which documents my 6 month shoe adventure. The book captures the essence of my trip, which during its course helped inspire the creation of LANX.