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Everyday Hero

We don’t create a sensation. We bring one back to life.

In life we all have our heroes whether in music, movies, or individuals who inspire us. Heroes who allow us to dream, encourage us to find new adventures, and motivate new discoveries. Heroes are also found in items that embellish our everyday lives and transform our existence, such as a pair of perfectly crafted shoes. Shoes that fit regardless of the occasion. This is Everyday Hero.

The model of accuracy

The PUZL has always been impressed with the way Everyday Hero works with quality and accuracy around all material that reaches the customer. The customer is king. The story of how it all started is no exception. Lets hear the founder John B;

Heroes and leather jackets

The first steps towards Everyday Hero were taken in a leather atelier in Småland thirty years ago, to the soundtrack of rock heroes like Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. I grew up with a dad who did not only supply the local community but the whole country with custom made jackets and coats. Everyday people and hyped artists were all jostling in the little atelier where, at the most, eleven seamstresses were working to meet the high demand for custom made leather wear.

"This is just the beginning – the look is timeless, and rock ‘n’ roll will never die" /John B

I loved the smell of newly tanned leather and the clattering sounds from the sewing machines. The atelier, the craftsmanship and the fascinating people around my dad made a strong impression on me, but I hardly realized at the time how important that part of my childhood would become. Instead dreams, rebellion and raging teenage hormones guided me towards music. I was a drummer in a local band with a devout love for rock ’n’ roll, both musically and aesthetically.

The birth of Zimmerman´s

In 2011 we were going on tour and I was looking intensively for clothes and shoes for our gigs. The boots had to have the right feel, a clean look and exude quality. But my search was in vain, I realized that there was something missing. With a start up capital left behind by my parents, I contacted one of my dad’s old connections, a shoemaker, who was willing to help me create what I was looking for, the boots with the right feel to them. Soon a shoe mold was carved out and the first pair of Zimmerman Zip Boots were made, a homage to both Bob Dylan and my own background. After the tour I realized that music, design and my personal background could be combined into something that me and many others had missed, the perfect boots, a design that can grow with credibility, and in the long run take its place amongst the originals.
In one way it feels like things have come full circle, but this is just the beginning, the look is timeless and rock ’n’ roll will never die.


"Already during the first meeting with The PUZL, we decided to start a collaboration and develop our own puzzle"
The PUZL × Everyday Hero

Are you also interested in making an engaging product filled with messages for your target audience? With a custom puzzle from The PUZL, you can be sure you’re getting the highest quality brand-building gift for customers, partners, and co-workers. Or the perfect memento for guests to purchase after a visit to your hotel, gallery, or leisure facility.

Companies increasingly need to clarify and strengthen their brands. Making an engaging product filled with messages to your target audience is interesting. This makes puzzles an ideal custom project for many companies. They are part games and part decorative art. Let’s develop a brand building puzzle for your company!

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