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Antonia Saint NY

Everyone needs that essential pair of heels and flats that goes with everything. But most of the time, these hurt. At Antonia Saint NY, we believe that you should have beautiful shoes that don’t just make you look great, but they make you feel great too. That’s why we make essential heels and flats that look classic on the outside, and feels like sneakers on the inside.

Created to be a gorgeous, classic shape to compliment absolutely anything in your closet, our shoes *softly hug your feet* with a hidden SoftSurround System™ so that you feel supreme cushion with each step.

Instead of sacrificing beauty for wearability, or accepting the pain of beautiful shoes, we have carefully re-engineered high heels and flats to give you the high-quality support you deserve.

We want to be bringing you more styles and solutions with this SoftSurround System, so please join us and get a pair from our offering now so that we can make those dreams a reality.

sustainability

Focus + Planet Care

We believe strongly that modern industry needs to change to be actual protectors of our future, and not be the biggest polluters and destroyers of our natural resources. While we are focused on creating solutions at Antonia Saint NY, we are also being aware of our impact on the earth.

We are doing our part by:

  1. Working with more sustainable, long-lasting materials and construction, and we will always be seeking the best materials and innovations in this space.

  2. Focusing on product longevity so that we can make fewer, better things, and our goal is to provide everyone with solutions they need that will be with them for years to come.

  3. Pursuing production that will be gentler to the earth, and create less of a carbon footprint.

We are working to be carbon neutral by 2021, and your support by buying our shoes helps to make a difference not only for you and your feet, but for the planet that we all share as well.

About the Creator

Antonia Saint Dunbar creates solutions for women and others who need them, designing products that are in industries dominated by men with minimal innovation. For the first company she co-founded called THINX,* she led the design and wrote the patent for the period-proof underwear, while also doing all operations of the company as COO for many years.

The idea for Antonia Saint NY came when walking to the THINX HQ in New York City and feeling pain in her feet from her shoes. Similar to when she was working on creating THINX, it was her father’s DNA as an industrial designer that came alive inside of her. She started to think of all the ways she would like to change the shoe to make it a better functional product that was still beautiful, and one that actually served women well instead of only looking pretty.

After introducing the new design with a soft launch on Kickstarter, thousands of people came together from around the world to help bring the shoes to life, raising more than $2 Million in pre-orders, making the project one of the top 120 most funded Kickstarters of all time.

Called a “Feminist Genius” by the press and nominated to Women 2.0’s “Top Founders to Watch,” Antonia is now singularly focused on the women's shoe industry to create products that address both form, and function. She also Co-Founded The BK Shoe Factory to have a home for shoe production in the USA, with a focus to create and grow jobs locally, and more sustainable, carbon neutral manufacturing.

*Fun facts for THINX: THINX became #17 on the Inc 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S., CNBC’s “Most Creative Companies of 2018”, TIME Magazine's “Top 25 Best Inventions,” Entrepreneur's “Top 100 Most Brilliant Companies”, and Fast Company's “Top 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World”. THINX also makes activewear, reusable tampon applicators and organic tampons, and every product comes with a giveback that empowers girls around the world. Her second company under the THINX umbrella is, Speax, that makes products specifically for incontinence and helps fund the Fistula Foundation.

Official Advisor

Dr. Suzanne Levine

Board-certified Podiatric Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Levine is the official advisor to Antonia Saint NY, and one of the Most Influential Podiatrists of 2017 by Podiatry Magazine. She is a highly-regarded instructor, Co-Chair of the International Aesthetic Foot Society and Co-Founder of Institute Beauté.

A self-proclaimed shoe addict, Dr. Levine was inspired by her elite and celebrity-driven clientele to provide a solution for the ongoing effects that come from wearing the designer stilettos we all dream about. After creating several inventions of her own to address high heel pain and other types of shoe problems, she tackled the root of the issue, the shoe itself, and partnered with Antonia Saint Dunbar for Antonia Saint NY.

This is a fitting role for Dr. Levine, as the aristocrats of Manhattan commonly refer to her as the ‘Podiatrist in High Heels’ and she has been a candid supporter and a passionate advocate of women not having to sacrifice optimal foot health for the sake of their undeniable sense of fashion.

As a leading expert and author at the forefront of podiatry with a revolutionary resolve to “provide pain-free beauty,” she has become a favorite on various shows including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show and The Today Show. Over her career of 30 years, Dr. Levine has seen more than 200,000 patients, and she has gained tremendous peer recognition as one of the most internationally acclaimed podiatrists in the industry.

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