This is severely disappointing. Upon horrified sight of this on Saks.com, reactions heard ’round the FashionIndie office ranged, “Are those Crocs?” “Oh. God. No!” “Chistopher Kane?!” “Did he collab with Aerosoles or something?” I personally got surges of orthopedic, walker-bound, going to play bridge at the senior home, fused with those sandals you wore to the water park as a child, mixed with 90s dyed-to-match Bat Mitzvah shoes. C’mon, Chris, you can do better than that. Now just guess how much they go for.
Dana Davis was having trouble finding a shoe to suit her needs. Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 7, she struggled with foot ailments related to the illness, forcing her to quit her teaching job, which required her to be on foot all day, after eight corrective surgeries. Not only was she fighting to find the types of shoes her doctors recommended, she was on a mission to find a sexy, aesthetically-pleasing design. That’s when she launched her business, a revolutionary footwear collection that melds luxury styling with invisible comfort technology. I got a chance to chat with Dana at her autumn/winter 2011 preview about developing the line, what inspires her and how women feel walking in her shoes.