Govan Originals are the most unique and distinctive shoes you will ever own.
It's taken me 5 years of hard work to bring these incredible shoes to market. It's a love story. With ups and downs and swings and roundabouts.
This is the story of an IT consultant who - quite bizarrely - fell in love with the passion and craft of an old-school artisan.
You know the type. A face crinkled with wisdom and hands gnarled with the expertise of grandfathers and fathers doing just one thing. Making shoes.
It shouldn't have happened like this. Not really.
I met him when I had to visit the factory where he worked to install their first ever IT system.
He had never used a computer and didn't own a mobile phone.
I spent a week working alongside him. I showed him what a computer was how it could make his job easier.
And he showed me how a lifetime of working with his hands could never be replaced.
The result is a shoe brand called Govan Originals. A design guided by generations of experience in crafting the most exquisite footwear. Textures and leathers hand-selected and obsessed over.
It shouldn't have happened like this. Not really. But I'm glad it did.
And so will you.