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Austin Way - 2017 - Issue 1 - Spring - Spoon

Austin Way Magazine - GreenGale Publishing - There is a place beyond the crowds, beyond the ropes, where dreams are realized and success is celebrated. You are invited.

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Lucky charm: The two-toned Chukka shoe by Austin's Penny Luck Shoe Co. features a customizable penny on the sole. You can even choose the year. "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 A LUCKY SOLE PENNY LUC 'S CHUKKA SHOE WAS MADE FOR MEN WHO COMBINE STYLE WITH ATTITUDE (AND SOME WHIMSY TO BOOT). 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 hand- crafted 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 embod- ies 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 custom- ization 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. . 46 AUSTINWAY.COM STYLE MUST HAVE

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