Alty Market workers’ head over heels for new LANX women’s range
| 15th May 2019
Trend-setting Altrincham Market stallholders reckon LANX shoes are a step ahead of the rest after the ‘Proper Shoes’ brand tested its first women’s line with workers at the popular hipster haunt.
Renowned for their stylish menswear, the independent footwear company are now launching a women’s shoe collection after female workers at the market, where LANX runs a pop-up store every Saturday and Sunday from 10-4pm, gave them their seal of approval.
LANX founder, Marco Marv Vaghetti, said: “We love working at Altrincham Market and we thought it would be the ideal place to get feedback on whether we should launch a women’s collection.
“We gave the women who work there the shoes to try out to get their feedback and they loved them, so now we’re putting our toe in the water with our first women’s collection.”
They’ve created a boot, brogue and Chelsea boot for women, priced from £140 which feature all the hallmarks that have made the limited release footwear brand’s men’s range famous.
“The LANX women’s collection takes the same inspiration as our menswear Spring/Summer 19 collection that we launched last month. It’s always been in the back of our mind to do a women’s range because we get so many queries and it’s great to bite the bullet with the approval of our co-workers on Altrincham market,” added Marv.
Marv, who launched LANX from his Nan’s front room following a shoe odyssey to learn the trade visiting 10 countries, says the inspo for this season comes from his time in New York where he studied at the Brooklyn Shoe Space.
For women there’s the Robinson Tan boot priced £155, the stunning Turner Brown Chelsea boot priced £150 and the Greenwood Tan brogue at £140.
The Spring/Summer 19 men’s range is also priced from £140 and sees a more casual side of the brand as the weather warms up, with a softer palate of browns, tan, grey and khaki, incorporating mesh trainer material and distressed leather for the first time.
The brand’s hugely popular use of tweed continues with a new pattern for the season, again supplied by Benjamin Thornber & Sons from Clitheroe, and LANX has also introduced a Chelsea boot and loafer for the first time.
Both collections feature an embossed logo on LANX’s distinctive orange ‘good luck’ soles and are limited release runs, meaning once the collection is sold, it will not be available again.
“We’ve sold out of much of the previous collection and we’ve seen people appealing for them on social media which made us very proud, so get in now if you like ‘Proper Shoes’,” added Marv.
LANX can also be personalised with shoe tattooing and painting on the uppers and bespoke sole engraving is also available.
Those tempted can see the collection this weekend at Altrincham Market or visit www.lanxshoes.com.