BWA Chats To: James of Mere Footwear

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?

A carpenter.

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.

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27 Comments

  • Reply yslyenom Monday 19th May, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Great interview.

  • Reply jessicawheelock Sunday 27th May, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Jeez, I love those shoes!

  • Reply thugsy Thursday 19th April, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Love

  • Reply doogs Thursday 19th April, 2012 at 8:18 am

    🙂

  • Reply bardie Thursday 19th April, 2012 at 8:16 am

    cool

  • Reply jarjar Thursday 19th April, 2012 at 8:13 am

    nice

  • Reply aalana Wednesday 4th April, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    love it!

  • GoodThanks
    Reply GoodThanks Wednesday 4th April, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Cool shoes.

  • Reply fifi73 Wednesday 4th April, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Great interview, thanks….

  • Reply dj23249 Wednesday 4th April, 2012 at 4:45 am

    interesting and appealing. Will defeinitely check it out

  • Reply traanster Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Those shoes look amazing.

  • Reply Zerotolove Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Love Mere!

  • flossyfewclothes
    Reply flossyfewclothes Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    love ’em..so unique 8)

  • Reply maggielyly Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    love them!

  • Reply Razia108 Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Must look this brand up

  • Reply KatP Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    fantastic!

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    great footwear…

  • Reply Ian Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 11:24 am

    love the boots

  • Reply Jenny Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 11:00 am

    awesome!!

  • Reply stels Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 10:34 am

    !

  • Reply KNY Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Thanks for introducing me to this brand, I’d never heard of it before.

  • Reply ang43@hotmail.com Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Thanks for getting me onto the brand

    • Reply stels Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 10:34 am

      ditto

  • Reply midnightstarfish Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 9:23 am

    love the shoes 🙂

  • Reply lynn Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 9:14 am

    great footwear, great interview!

  • Reply lieuloves Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 9:09 am

    awesome brand!

    • Reply stels Tuesday 3rd April, 2012 at 10:39 am

      i agreeeee

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