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OUR STORY

THE AUSTEN HELLER LOAFER

We had trouble finding the shoes we wanted,
so we decided to make our own.

THE

JOURNEY

 
I wanted a pair of well-made casual loafers I could throw on for work, traveling, dining with my wife, or even just watching football. Sure, there were options, but they all fell short in some way. After contemplating this problem, I decided to tackle it myself. After many long design sessions, along with trips to and from Europe, Austen Heller was born. In creating the brand, Iíve (thankfully) discovered there are a lot of people like me out there who want straightforward shoes with versatility, flexibility, style, and uncompromising quality in equal measures.

THE

SPIRIT

 
I didnít necessarily know I would end up in footwear, but I suppose this unexpected path represents the spirit of Austen Heller. Itís founded on the celebration of having the freedom to dictate where you want to go and enjoying where the road takes you. At the core, itís about taking pleasure in the journey - and of course, looking good while doing it.

We hope you like the shoes.



THE ANATOMY OF OUR SHOE

HANDCRAFTED IN PORTUGAL


FOUNDATION
By demanding a well-rounded variety of easy, elegant shoes in a plethora of incarnations that accommodate you from the office to cocktail hour to kicking back on the weekend and far beyond, the need for overthinking what to wear is eliminated. Instead, the process is effortless. And thatís what itís all about.

FIT & STYLE
Thereís something refreshingly unpretentious about a classic driving-inspired loafer thatís been modernized for real life, especially when it possesses discreet yet impactful details, all-day (and all-night) comfort, and total versatility. Austen Heller proves basic doesnít have to be boring and simplicity doesnít have to be dumbed down.

CRAFTSMANSHIP
Each pair of shoes is made in Portugal by a long line of family shoemakers and is shaped to fluidly fit and comfortably mold to your foot. The shoes feature fine Italian leather, inside and out; true moccasin-style construction complete with hand-stitching; and skid-free rubber soles for maximum ease.