Lauren Luna

During one of my evenings on Twitter I came across and was captivated by Lauren Luna’s work. Ms. Luna who graduated from Kent State University lived in NY and worked as a visual designer at Bloomingdales and a gallery assistant at Cinque Gallery. Lauren who always wanted to be an artist was drawn to custom shoe design when she could not find a pair of customized Chuck Taylors that she liked and was advised by a friend to design her own. After customizing a pair of sneakers and putting them on Craigslist and getting a request to design a pair of sneakers with the characters of Super Mario Bros, Lauren Luna Ltd was born. Each shoe takes about fours to make and in addition to running her company Ms. Luna also teaches special education classes and showcases her artwork in her native Columbus, Ohio. More styles and information about Lauren’s other artistic endeavors can be found at Breathtaking.


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  1. 1

    I love when designers use color, texture, and imagination that skips past conventional creations or popular trends… These shoes are so beautiful, intricate in design… and I can see they were meticulous with the beading details…. shows a love for the art of design

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    joni durham

    I love the designs! Lauren Luna is a creative genius. These shoes will definitely make you stand out. Very unique style!

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