Premium shoes for gentlemen.


Dear Friend,

Your shoemaker Janne Lax here. For the past 16 years Saint Vacant has supplied footwear & accessories for those who value comfort, individuality & premium quality. We have also been in the forefront of ethical consuming and repairing culture. 

The Covid-19 pandemic has struck hard on footwear business and small entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, Saint Vacant has not been immune to these circumstances. I have therefore decided to close down our active shoe business. This will happen during May 2021 as we’ll be clearing our stock. 

Our entire stock is now 30% discounted. If you plan to visit our local Helsinki store please check the open hours in the footer or contact me for an appointment. 

The future is uncertain but I face it with an open mind & heart. Please do not hesitate to contact me with your footwear needs as the current plan is to produce footwear at some point for those willing to place a pre-order. I have also developed special projects that will be released in due time.

At this point I would like to thank everyone I’ve had the pleasure of meeting during these wonderful years! Special thanks go out to my family for their relentless support & Mr. Jani Gerkman aka worlds best colleague!


Yours truly,

Janne Lax

Designer / CEO

Saint Vacant

(3rd of May 2021)