Born and raised in London, I enjoyed all that the 70s and 80s had to offer. I was heavily involved with Hip Hop culture from my early years and later, the UK underground dance music scene. I lived to create Art, Music and Fashion. I studied at Chelsea School of Art and qualified as a Teacher at Oxford Brookes. I worked for many years with Young Offenders, teaching Art and Music Technology and enjoyed a professional DJ career. I began to make unique trainers (sneakers) when my first son was born. I spent several years customising for collectors worldwide.
I was driven to follow in the footsteps of my great grandfather, who made shoes for John Lobb in London. I rebranded using a reference to my prison work and part of a shoe (Shank) to name this new direction. Now, in my workshop I handcraft unique shoes, collaborating with brands and realising the vision of the collectors from across the globe.
I live in the beautiful High Peak, not far from Manchester, UK.
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