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About LOU.EARL Footwear


creative shoe designer in United States pictured with her dog.


LOU.EARL is a modern and sophisticated boutique brand of footwear with classic roots. The quality collection of fashion footwear is designed to enhance the beauty, style, and originality of your life. Small batch ethical and sustainable manufacturing. Quality fashion over quantity. LOU.EARL is a small business founded and owned in 2013 by Alaskan born and raised designer, Laura Unruh.

LOU.EARL was created in 2013 after Laura noticed that there was an empty space in the retail market for high-quality women's footwear, with original and trend-leading designs but at a mid-level price point.

Her lifelong experience includes professional photography, garment-making, and footwear development and design. Unruh has designed for some of the biggest names in the fashion footwear and apparel sector for over 20 years. 

When she’s not working on the website, shipping orders, doing research, designing, or working on marketing, she can be found with her dog exploring nature, cooking, meditating, practicing yoga, bike riding, reading, drawing, painting, and always taking photos. 

“I believe that challenges are an opportunity for discovery. I also believe that LOU.EARL is a limitless opportunity to catalyze creativity within the retail industry while making a lasting impact for our world outside of fashion.”          - L. Unruh


Ethical and Sustainable Fashion Footwear.

Made in Italy.

Designed in Pasadena, California, USA.

Founded in 2013


stay cool. be original.