The GLIDE’N LOCK Footwear for men and women

GNL footwear signifies Swiss quality and the desire to live consciously in today’s fast paced world.

The GNL story dates back to the 1970’s when Swiss ETH engineer H.G. Braunschweiler developed a running shoe technology that enabled him, after having had several knee and back surgeries, to run pain free in New York City’s central park.

In 2013, after graduating from college in the US, his son Eric Braunschweiler launched GNL Footwear, a Swiss Start-Up functional footwear brand with the running shoe technology his father invented.

Eric has always valued a healthy lifestyle and after gaining some experience working for a running shoe company he decided he wanted to use his father’s globally patented GNL sole and combine it with fashion and style, in essence creating an athleisure (functional and fashionable) daily footwear for men and women.

It was important for Eric to stay close to his Swiss roots, so he collaborated with Manuela Menzi, a young Swiss designer from Glarus who studied at Central Saint Martins in London. Manuela too, values a healthy lifestyle. Together, they developed a wonderful GNL SS18 collection that represents the Swiss urban lifestyle.

GNL exclusively use full-grain Italian leather combined with other breathable materials to achieve the perfect comfort and style. GNL is transparent about the production of how their shoes are made, which entails a close relationship with suppliers and manufacturers. GNL stands for handmade European craftsmanship.

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