Introducing Anjna_Mahey and Simon Caulton who launched @Ones_Lesiure_Trainers in December 2021 – and have been making waves since.
The trainers have been uniquely engineered to be eco-friendly, lightweight, and breathable – all whilst still looking fresh on your feet!
But it’s not just the product which has us bouncing on our toes, it is the journey behind the brand creation – which was inspired by the Founders own personal heartbreaking journey when their beautiful daughter Mia was diagnosed with infantile acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and given a 50:50 survival rate of reaching the age of five.
Simon left his much-loved job – where he was predominately based in the Far East – to care for Mia through her journey, allowing Anjna to keep growing her career locally. The experience took a severe toll on Simon’s mental health and personal independence – and ultimately, he was diagnosed with PTSD.
Poignantly it was those moments staying in the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham where Simon would put on his trainers, stare at his feet, not knowing what the day would hold for his family – he would take a deep breath and then take that ‘One Step’ towards the door to take on his day.
The journey has not been easy either side, yet Mia took her first steps out of hospital and toward health in her One’s Trainers and since then the brand has received backing from Birmingham City University’s STEAMhouse Incubator (@mybcu) and launched three new styles.
We are seriously rooting for this brand – and we hope all of our Members will take their #MyOneStepJourney too. There is a unique offer for V&V Members – so please quote your membership number upon purchasing via @Ones_Lesiure_Trainers or DM us direct.
10% of all One’s Trainers profits goes toward @BloodCancer_UK.
Visit and order now from https://ones.co.uk/ and use discount code VAAL10 to get 10% off all purchases (Vaal & Vaal members only).