Hooray for the season of LOVE! Leading up to Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating all kinds of love while spotlighting #LaneEightSoleMates – the stories of love, friendship, and family behind our brand. 

For our final Sole Mates feature, we turned to our St. Francis Street Store Manager Lara, and her boyfriend Alex. This sporty duo first caught each other’s eye while both were working at the Hong Kong Rugby Union, but it wasn’t until Alex built-up some liquid courage at a party did he ask Lara out on a date! Since then, they’ve been inseparable, whether it’s out on Hong Kong’s trails or indulging in junk food. Despite their busy schedules, they were kind enough to sit-down with us to share their Valentine’s Day plans, their favourite LANE EIGHT colours, and what keeps their relationship strong. This is their Sole Mates story.


I love that we can just be ourselves. And she gives me so much positive energy when I need it

Alex

For those who don’t know, please tell us who you are and what you do.

Lara: Hi! I am Lara, Store Manager of our St. Francis Street store in Wan Chai.

Alex: I am Alex, photographer and videographer at Pure. 

How did you guys meet? What attracted you to each other?

Lara: We met at Hong Kong Rugby Union when we worked there. I was attracted to Alex’s cute smile and he seemed like a good guy.

Alex: Her smile, more specifically her smiling eyes, attracted me the most at first.

What are you guys doing for Valentine’s Day this year?

Lara +Alex: We will probably just make a simple dinner at home and enjoy some quiet time together!

I think our biggest strength is being open and communicating what we have in mind with each other even when we are mad and frustrated.

Lara

What are your favourite things to do together?

Lara: It’s really hard to pick just one thing! We really love going hiking or running together, staying home for movies or eating junk food together.

Which LANE EIGHT colour looks best on your partner?

Lara: Carbon Black because that’s the only colour he has in his wardrobe. 

Alex: Carbon Black because then she can match with me haha.

What is the biggest strength of your relationship?

Lara: I think our biggest strength is being open and communicating what we have in mind with each other even when we are mad and frustrated. It’s not easy though and we have come a long way to be able to do that. 

Alex: I love that we can just be ourselves. And she gives me so much positive energy when I need it.

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P.S.
Save 15% when you order two or more pairs of your favourite LANE EIGHTs
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