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“The shoes are beautiful and look more well crafted than nearly anything else available in their price range. Markhor sources locally-made fine leather that’s usually shipped off to Italy & all of the parts are carefully made by hand.” — Fast Company
“The shoes are beautiful and look more well crafted than nearly anything else available in their price range. Markhor sources locally-made fine leather that’s usually shipped off to Italy & all of the parts are carefully made by hand.” — Fast Company
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Two Tales of Lahore

Posted by MARKHOR (Creator)
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Dear friends,

This Sunday evening our city Lahore, saw a tragic bomb blast, that killed 69 people and wounded nearly 300. The story is now being reported by media all over the globe.

This is one image that the world sees of Pakistan. And when news like these are in the limelights it is easy to forget that the country is much more than that. We launched Markhor and continue to work hard each day because we believe we can tell a different story. We believe it is in times like these when an artist must continue to ship her best work in the face of adversity.

A kind mentor once wrote to us:

“You have a choice to be devastated, or to use that rage and sadness to renew your sense of purpose to the path you have set for yourselves. You may not always be on this path, but for now, the more you create meaning with the work, the cobblers, your customers around the world who are all watching your actions, the more you will find that purpose strengthened. And once you build a platform, you will change the world.”

We are not sure if this is a coincidence, that we launched a new Wingtip shoes this Sunday. Our design team and craftsmen have been working tirelessly to make sure every detail is masterfully done. We are calling it Cynosure, it is one of our answers to the current state of the world. These are completely made in Lahore, except for the sole leather that is imported from San Miniato, Italy.

When you backed us on Kickstarter, you all casted a vote for the kind of brand you want to see in the world. We will never forget that and are determined to make Markhor a go-to company that supports craftsmen and is set to make the best possible shoes.

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Thank you,

—Team Markhor

 
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