A former chemical engineering smartypants who was also a competitive ballroom dancer with a particular fondness for the Rumba (the dance of love), Anyi Lu discovered her future calling when her sister was getting married and in need of comfy but cute shoes to dance in at the reception. Combining her experience as a competitive dancer with her technical insights as an engineer, Lu founded her eponymous line of Italian-made shoes that blend sleek design with precision fit, flexibility, and comfortable support - like these completely adorable hand-painted cork peep toe Soleil.
For Spring/Summer 2008, she unveiled her new patent-pending construction - dubbed Anyi Lu Fit - with soft Sacchetto construction that molds around the foot for a sock-like feel and an elastic collar on the top of the toe box to create a custom-fit for a wide variety of insteps, arches, and heels.
"With the innovative construction, Anyi Lu Fit makes it possible for hard-to-fit women to find shoes," explains the enterprising designer. "I like to think I am providing women with a little bit of paradise - both in construction and style."
Purchasing info at AnyiLu.com.
- Lesley Scott
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