BWA chats to the founder of Mere Footwear! Plus enter the draw to win one of four pairs of Lola shoes from Mere here!
How would you describe the Mere aesthetic?
Definitive, natural, and down to earth
What inspired the birth of the brand?
I have always been driven to create and build things, so when I got into designing footwear it just became something I had to do and have a proper go at.
What inspires you creatively?
Good music when I am drawing is a must, and find sourcing leathers and materials always helps light up ideas for me.
When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
Do you have any little known special talents?
Not really. I do enjoy making things out of timber and have recently been working on a few random pieces of furniture, but I wouldn’t say thats a talent, just a hobby.
If you could have breakfast with anyone, alive or dead- who would it be and why?
Tom Waits. I love his style and attitude. He would have some pretty great stories and seems like a pretty grounded guy too.
Must have item?
Probably, my iPod. It has kept me sane a fair few times and is used frequently.
Top pick from Mere 2012?
Kept boot in Black Sap leather.