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Jansen, Jan

Jan Jansen is an avant-garde master shoe designer from the Netherlands. His first pair of shoes were the red boots made for his future wife. Jansen studied design, industrial and hand-made shoe production in the Netherlands and Italy. Since 1963 he takes orders for bespoke shoes. In 1965 he designs his first ready-to-wear line of shoes. Since 1968 Jansen produces two seasonal collections under his name. The same year he opens first shop in Amsterdam.