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Stuart Weitzman talks shoes, boots and working with Gisele

5 Minutes With Stuart Weitzman

A go-to for celebrities and street stylers alike, Stuart Weitzman is relied upon for creating shoes that feel as good as they look. From sky-high stiletto sandals to the flat 5050 Boot, each and every design is meticulously crafted with fit and feel in mind. As winter’s chill begins to set in, we caught up with the designer to talk about his favourite boot, plus what it’s like to work with Brazilian supermodel, Gisele.

Your designs are renowned for fusing style and comfort, how do you strike that balance?
There should be no compromise on fit.

Who do you keep in mind when you’re designing? Do you have a muse?
I have a dozen muses because of the variety of women for whom I design.

You’ve worked with Gisele for a number of seasons; what is it about the super that makes her the ultimate Stuart Weitzman woman?
There is not one ‘ultimate woman’ for us, but Gisele certainly qualifies as a stylish, professional, independent lady.

Is it true that she foresaw the success of your flat over-the-knee boots?
She did ask for a pair immediately and said we better have thousands available because girls would love it.

What are your top style tips for wearing over-the-knee boots?
These boots are very modern and cool. The clothes should give the same message.

If you had to choose just one style of boot, which would it be and why?
Our 5050 Boot because everyone can wear it, and it works with so many of today’s looks.

You’ve been designing shoes for over 30 years; if you could go back to when you were first starting out and say one thing to yourself, what would it be?
Leave valuable time for the family.

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