TEN YEARS HAS PAST & WE ARE STILL TRUE TO OUR ROOTS,
STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART OF GOTHENBURG.
During our first ten years Bobbie Burns has slowly become the footwear brand to know.
Our collection has grown, changed, evolved and expanded meanwhile we have worked diligently to offer a point of view that reflects who we are and who we strive to become.
WE THANK YOU FOR THE MOST AMAZING PAST TEN YEARS & WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT TEN...
SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED!
Many brands in the business claim to be a cocktail of styles, influences and inspiration. But this is particularly apt for Swedish footwear and streetwear makers Bobbie Burns: its founders Patrik Lakso and Henrik Standerth actually found their company name in a cocktail book and their influences are as eclectic a mix as this would suggest. As Standerth explains, - ”I guess we look at a lot of vintage shoes, classic silhouettes, but we dont really have one source and its not limited to footwear”.
Cocktail poetry for a Scottish legend – the original Bobbie Burns claims to be an evolution of the classical Robert Burns cocktail - a whisky and sweet vermouth drink with dashes of absinthe.
And while the Bobbie Burns friends dont import neither absinthe or Scottish poetry, they did start out their careers as reps for other shoe brand being imported to Sweden. But the two friends were dissatisfied with offerings of the homegrown Swedish footwear industry and decided to start their own brand back in 2001.
Inspired from early rock n roll, skate & punk scene, Bobbie Burns started designing footwear long before mainstream rock n roll fashion.
Their brand originates from many different lifestyles and cultures, which have blended, & merged together creating its own unique sense of style.
So how have the duo achieved this much success in just 10 years? The secret, it seems is as Lakso explains - ”A lot of hard work, a lot of love and a brilliant team that eats, sleep and breathes Bobbie Burns”. The company was started with the time-tested approach of focusing on the taste of the founders and hoping other people agreed. And it worked: In recent years, a whole world has understood the magic and history that are built into every pair of Bobbie Burns.
Ten years has pasted but the brand is still true to its roots and the unique cocktail of people that makes up the Bobbie Burns customer base. - ”Our footwear are created for people like us. People who enjoy high quality, affordable footwear combined with vibrant design. And if our customers like to flip some indie records or if they think Vanilla Ices one-hit-wonder ’Ice Ice Baby’ is the best song ever, we dont care…”