About Us

Our Story

IMG_3887-pro-webEveryone gets to write their own story in life, and this is mine. 

Perhaps you're wondering who the vision is behind the LukShoes brand? It’s me, Lenka Luksova, but not just me alone, because I would never have been able to make it without the help of my family who have been in this venture with me right from the word go. They are my father - Vaclav, mother - Monika, and my brother - Vaclav Luks jr. We all work hard on the new designs for our shoes putting our heads together daily, helping one another and offering valuable advice for which I’m very thankful. I can say for both myself and my whole family that this work gives us a sense of fulfilment, and it is your orders and interest in our shoes that (literally!) put a spring in our step and keep us on our toes - day in, day out.

My journey to Barefoot footwear: my passion, my life.

Back in 2016 when I signed up for Pilates lessons, I got talking to the instructor and it was she who first told me about Barefoot footwear. That got me interested and I thought I would give it a try, so I bought my first Bf shoes, and soon found myself hooked on the Barefoot walking concept.

In the course of time, people around me also started wearing Bf shoes, but we found that there wasn't much to choose from on the market. And that was when I had my Eureka moment: “Hey - Barefoot shoes! What if I started making my own?”

It was not long after that our shoes as you now know them first saw the light of day. The first ones were the summer sandals. I spent many long days and weeks creating my shoe designs, finding out what worked and what didn't, and following them through.

One of my strong characteristics is not to give up, and I also take that as my mantra. I’m very grateful to my father for his experience gained by many years of practice that drives my quest day by day to my long-term goal, which is a healthy style of footwear for everybody.

And that, my friends, is the story. It's my story and the story of my family that is constantly developing. Thank you to everyone who took the time to read this.

THANK YOU on behalf of the LukShoes team, Lenka

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Our Pictures

Our-photos-pro-web1We know how important it is for you to be able to look at the goods before buying, to see how they feel, and try them on, and this is especially true with footwear. When you shop online, of course, this isn’t possible. That’s why we help you by measuring the insoles for you, and by taking clear, detailed pictures. 

We always try to photograph them in their natural environment, that is outdoors, where the true colours show up better in the pictures. Sometimes we even wait for several days for the ideal light conditions. 

Particularly with barefoot footwear it is important to see how the shoes fit the feet and that’s why we also include photos of the shoes actually being worn on a real foot.

We take our photographs using a Canon EOS 600D reflex camera.

Taking photos of the shoes from all possible angles is just the beginning. We then work our way carefully through the many different pictures to select the best ones. Sometimes we take more pictures until we get the perfect shot. Then we resize the pictures and add our logo. For commercial purposes we will be happy to send you the photos in full resolution. All you need to do is send us an e-mail.

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Our Materials

Please bear in mind that hide is a natural material, not a man-made product, so there may sometimes be minor visual inconsistencies in its appearance. That’s why every pair of shoes we make is original. The structure of the leather can also vary in different places even on the same hide, so sometimes it’s a challenge to make the left and right shoes a perfect match. :-D.

WHAT IS A HIDE?

Leather is a lay expression for a hide material which is a tanned pelt, predominantly from  mammals, from which the outer hair is removed during the tanning process.

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HIDES THAT WE USE

The hides that we use are suitable for barefoot footwear manufacture. They are precision-processed to produce a smooth, velvety surface. This results in a slightly darker and more finely-textured leather.

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