Tright here is nothing extra depressing than a day in uncomfortable footwear,” says Claire Burrows. If you happen to’re a lady, her footwear, Air & Grace, are designed to avoid wasting you from that sorry destiny. However with out having to sacrifice fashion.
Burrows has now been in footwear for 25 years, however she didn’t got down to be a shoemaker. By the age of 18 she was making all her personal garments to exit clubbing in and went to the London School of Vogue on Oxford Road. “We had been all sporting DMs again then,” she says. She was six ft tall and positively didn’t want heels. “I by no means actually thought of footwear. I assumed I’d be a clothes purchaser,” she says. However her first job was with Workplace footwear and she or he was hooked. “As soon as the footwear get you there’s no escape.”
She went from working for the likes of Kurt Geiger and Oasis to Fitflop. “It was such as you had to decide on: fashion or consolation. I wished to do each.” She didn’t just like the cumbersome, ergonomic look, the dreaded “orthopaedic” shoe. However she had additionally fallen out of affection with high-street style. “I didn’t just like the disposability of style. I felt it was incorrect. A great shoe is all the time good. It’s timeless. It shouldn’t have a sell-by date.”