We are the second generation of shoemakers and we are proud of that. Žanas Maslauskas started the shoemaking history of the Maslauska family back in 1996, so it is believed that he is the most famous footwear designer in Lithuania.
Meet our Maslauska family: designer Gintara and director Ben, "Mas Laus" founders Jurgita and Žan, and little Harold.
The founder Žanas, with the help of his wife Jurgita, learned the secrets of footwear production by himself without any additional help.
Having a big dream to create exclusive shoes, he used his hard work every day to repair other manufacturers' shoes and analyze them. Looking for the reasons why and in which places shoes tear, he improved the principles of "Mas Laus" shoe production in order to achieve the highest quality, long-lasting footwear production standards.
The big dream of owning a shoe factory was also a promise that Žanas made to his wife Jurgita during their wedding.
Although at that time they only had a small shoe repair stall in one of the sleeping areas of Kėdainiai and it seemed almost impossible - today this is reality. Žanas and Jurgita not only fulfilled their promise and achieved their dream, but also passed it on to the second generation of shoemakers. Patiently teaching the secrets of production and creation, the family business is currently managed by son Benas and his wife Gintarė.
It hurts that Žanas is no longer with us, but we believe that he managed to teach us all an important lesson - never stop dreaming. Even the most incredible dreams come true if you purposefully pursue it with your hard and exhausting work.
Probably no one would have believed in 1996 that after almost three decades, "Mas Laus" would become known not only in Lithuania, but also outside its borders, and the new generation of shoemakers would not stop dreaming and setting new goals.
The dream of the second generation of shoemakers
Mas Laus empowers people to express their genuine personality through authentic footwear. The heritage and mastery passed from generation to generation allow combining the best of craftsmanship with rebellious design to create brave, outstanding, and timeless shoes.
If Mas Laus design will be a head-turner, the promise of comfort will definitely win hearts and feet. We focus our efforts on making each step a delight, therefore comfort and aesthetics are equally important for us in order to fit the contemporary 24 hr rhythm of a cosmopolitan.
From humble beginnings in 1996, as the second generation of Mas Laus, we have the drive and the vision to leave a most positive mark in your personal journey, hoping that you will truly enjoy walking with us.
Walk with us!