A SHOE specialist has extended its partnership with rugby aces Sales Sharks for a second season.

Marco Vaghetti and Whalley-based LANX will continue to develop its relationship with the Premiership outfit.

In a nod to their history, the shoemaker has unveiled the 'Heywood' brogue, with a shark on the heel and logos on the lining and sole.

Marco said: "We've created another bespoke shoe design for players and club staff and it is with great pleasure we are able to release some of these for supporters to buy too."

Mark Cueto, the club's commercial director, added: "We're proud that we can support a local business through our partnership."

The Whalley firm, a fixture at north-west makers' markets, also has similar deals with Lancashire Cricket Club and Burnley FC.