About Us

LMNOB is a fun and exciting new shoe brand founded by Lawrence Blackwell (LB). Lawrence was born in Chicago, IL, and raised in Jackson-Madison County, TN. These areas are where he learned to blend an upscale aggressive forward-thinking fashion style with an easy, elegant, classic touch which makes for a very unique and exciting brand. LMNOB is an acronym for Located Mostly Near Oceans and Beaches as well as the initials of Lawrence's immediate family.
LMNOB goes by the motto of An Ocean of Colors. The colors that are incorporated into the shoes are meant to represent all the joys, pleasures, and experiences of life. LB developed a love for the ocean while being stationed in Hawaii as a member of the United States Marine Corps. Ironically, this is also the place where he fell in love with tailoring and tailored clothing. Lawrence has always been an avid fan of high-quality designer shoes and found it a dream come true to be able to start his own company and provide the world with his vision. LMNOB Shoes are designed in Waikiki, HI, and handcrafted in Le Marche, Italy - adequately nicknamed The Shoe Valley (district). A 50km piece of land in Le Marche, Italy is where modern shoemaking was invented and is responsible for the success of iconic brands such as Prada, Gucci, Tod's, Fendi, Chanel, and hundreds of other independent footwear brands...and now LMNOB. It has been the world's oldest and best shoe manufacturing district in the world since 1901. Every shoe is custom made and features pristine, quality leather, suede, and textiles, sourced and processed in Italy. There's a reason Italian leather is an essential resource among the best brands.
LMNOB also has a Limited-Edition Contemporary Collection that goes by the name of Blackwell. It is a sophisticated and elegant brand that caters to those more formal occasions. Yet, it is certainly just as lively. LMNOB is a lifestyle and mindset. We encourage you to always be striving for your idea of the beach. With this, we believe that by having An Ocean of Colors mind state you can accomplish anything. We at LMNOB are very proud of our shoes and hope that you will love them as much as we love creating them for you.
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