Imagine all the possibilities of being able to clip wheels onto any shoe. That’s the premise behind Flaneurz, a brilliantly bonkers (yet strangely practical) concept that lets you turn your specially adapted Nikes, Vans or Doc Martens into rollerskates. Choose from the range they offer online or submit images of your favourite trainers and they will adapt them as part of their custom Change Your Shoes service.
I love Flaneurz‘ business and social ethics too. The founders work with organisations that help people with disabilities get back into work and most of the rolling components of their shoes are sourced from European countries to reduce carbon footprint.
My favourite is their collaboration with eco-friendly and sustainable shoe brand VEJA to offer a fair rollerskate model. Watch the video here and for more info on Flaneurz, including the full range of skates, click here…
Love the Elayna trainer from ethical artisanal startup, Nisolo. Lean Luxe brought the brand to my attention by praising it for its non ‘Etsy factor’ branding and operation. What the hell does that mean? It referred to the often twee, not-quite-there brands that have good intentions but don’t quite cut it on execution and delivery. (more…)