A LUCKY SOLE

PENNY LUCK’S CHUKKA SHOE WAS MADE FOR MEN WHO COM­BINE STYLE WITH AT­TI­TUDE (AND SOME WHIMSY TO BOOT).

Austin Way - - STYLE - BY HAN­NAH SHIH

You know the drill: Find a penny; pick it up. But then what? En­ter the new Austin shoe com­pany Penny Luck, which in­cor­po­rates cus­tom­iz­a­ble pen­nies into the soles of hand­crafted ar­ti­san shoes so you can take your luck with you.

The sig­na­ture Chukka boot (start­ing at $299) com­prises a two-tone, con­fi­dently de­signed full-leather body with clean, sharp edges, a Tem­purpedic in­sole, and a gel-foam heel. Mod­eled af­ter the base of a sword, the sleek de­sign em­bod­ies the bold, ad­ven­tur­ous spirit of Penny Luck’s Amer­i­can Dreamer Col­lec­tion. Says owner/de­signer Brian Munoz: “When you are chas­ing your dreams, you need your sword. Some peo­ple see their sword as a pen—I see it as a shoe.” In­spired by his brother, a com­bat vet­eran, Munoz pays it for­ward by do­nat­ing all cus­tomiza­tion costs to the Pur­ple Heart Foun­da­tion and by em­ploy­ing and train­ing dis­abled vet­er­ans. “Talk­ing with my brother, who was a medic in the Marines, we re­al­ized that the Amer­i­can Dream wouldn’t be pos­si­ble with­out our mil­i­tary fight­ing to pro­tect our coun­try,” says Munoz. Talk about shoes with soul. pen­ny­luck­shoes.com

“WHEN YOU ARE CHAS­ING YOUR DREAMS, YOU NEED YOUR SWORD. SOME PEO­PLE SEE THEIR SWORD AS A PEN—I SEE IT AS A SHOE.”—BRIAN MUNOZ

Lucky charm: The two-toned Chukka shoe by Austin’s menny Luck Shoe Co. fea­tures a cus­tom­iz­a­ble penny on the sole. vou can even choose the year.

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