In the beginning...

Inspired by the need of women around the world to find beautiful and comfortable wide width shoes, Butterfly Footwear was born. Designed and crafted with the finest materials, our shoes captured the especial anatomy of wide width feet. Born with wide feet myself as a multitude of women, I set out to learn the art of shoe making. My earlier career as a fashion designer set the foundation to my quest and passion. For the last two years I have worked with artisans and big companies alike to study the shoe manufacturing process and development. I went on to search studies done on wide width feet and/or products especially developed for this purpose, but couldn’t find reliable information. Then I knew; I had to start this process from the ground up. I enlisted the help of couple of Podiatry doctors that explained the anatomy and morphology of the foot. Several samples of women feet were taken and analyzed, in order to create a new core for specialized footwear. Then, trips to South America Brazil, Colombia and Mexico were made to manufacture supplies for the production of the new shoes. Outer soles, inner soles and leathers are exclusively made for Butterfly Footwear under tied specifications and diligent supervision of quality control.

Meeting the artisans...

At the turn of the 21st century, I was amazed to find authentic craftsmen. Wonderful men and women who have learned the trade handed down from generation to generation. Artistry that has change little over time and that in many cases uses tools used centuries ago. It was thanks to the invaluable experience of these artists that Butterfly Footwear came to be. It was a real treat to see them at work. To share their life stories interwoven with a life of shoe making. To Jose and Tina, my sincere thankfulness for your generosity and wiliness to share your knowledge.

Our philosophy...

To create a high quality product that unambiguously combines creativity, artistry, elegance and comfort beyond the expectations of our customers. To obtain the highest possible consumers  ratings.