About Chelsea Jones
It all began with the quest to make women's heels feel better. To feel more like running shoes with support, flexibility + cushioning built into effortless styles for work.
The 'Running-Shoe Heel' idea first developed while wearing heels to work everyday. One day I got home - feet throbbing in pain - saw my running shoes at the front door and thought: what if high heels could feel more like running shoes? Growing up as an athlete, I realized that some of the innovation in athletic shoes could be translated over to the dress shoe category to make heels more comfortable.
On a mission to change the way heels feel, I started sketching, researching and meeting with people in different parts of the industry. As my drawings and business plan came together, I saw an ad for a materials show in Portland, Oregon. There, I met a footwear agent who introduced me to my first factories, which led to starting the first prototypes and samples. It's been a long process with many steps along the way, but the most incredible part is going from drawing to prototype to seeing the shoes in action, on women's feet. Launched in February 2013, the original concept SKIGH High Heel, has been tested (I personally test every style we offer), redeveloped and improved several times over to create what you see today: the look of a high heel, the feel of a running shoe.
It gives me great pride to see women wearing our shoes and expressing how they make them feel. Women are the reason I first started and the inspiration behind every design decision. It’s all about creating those perfect go-to shoes sitting at the front door, ready to go when you are.
Enjoy the journey,