New York-based designer Bettye Muller is known for creating shoes so beautiful and special, they're conversation-starters-but with a surprise: they're as comfortable as they are gorgeous.
Bettye Muller shoes stand out in a crowd while holding up to a 24-hour lifestyle. This alchemy has made the brand a cult favorite among chic women, the fashion press-with editorial coverage in Vogue, InStyle and Lucky-and celebrities known for, among other things, their sensational legs (step on up, Katie Couric and Cameron Diaz).
"Modern women are always on the go," says Bettye. "We're juggling so many roles and activities, but we still want to look great." The melding of aesthetics (the long, lean line of the perfect high heel) with modern calls for comfort (walkability and even runability) comes naturally to Bettye, a former competitive ice skater. Her approach to design blends balletic grace with an athlete's edge.