Antelope shoes found success by valuing quality and individualism, not to mention answering the cry for comfortable high heels. Antelope’s “strict selection in raw materials” introduced a unique style for women’s shoes. Today, women commonly have to choose between sandals with thin soles and no heels, or high heels with uncomfortable arches. But since 1981, Antelope has been designing chunky, but trendy heeled sandals and platforms for women’s style and comfort.
In fact, when checking their flat selections (for sandals, boots, booties and shoes) the website stated “no shoes match this selection.” It’s unsure if this is a technical glitch or a subtle way of saying “no” to selling flat shoes. But the industry’s penchant for thin shoes doesn’t value practicality- the shoes wear fast and hurt women’s joints. It’s uncommon to find a brand that respects both functionality and fashion. However, Antelope’s look- like dramatic platforms paired with earthy colors and materials- opened a new market.
Since the beginning, Antelope has valued the meticulous craftsmanship that produces soft leather. The ample, but light materials were shaped for women’s feet to provide better support.
“The vision leading Antelope has and always will be quality and comfort through fashion and innovation while paying attention to the small details that make all the difference. Taking the wearer into consideration and knowing that how she feels is of the utmost importance.” – Antelope
Antelope didn’t reach American markets until 2008. Although only 200 retail stores carry Antelope shoes, since 2013 fans have had the option to shop on the Antelope shoes website. The 2015 look book demonstrates the range of personalities that compliment the shoes. But the style also extends across age groups, because what women doesn’t want comfortable shoes? It’s the benefit of high heels with the comfort of a sneaker. Will you give Antelope shoes a try?