With a background in business and acting, Ann Roth found her way into shoe design after a serendipitous broken dance shoe led to her first creation.

Experimentation led to an extensive period of research and a dream of a certain blue toile espadrille. Roth learned how to make a last and a pattern and fashioned the shoe she had envisioned.

Her unique sense of style, love affair with footwear and steadfast dedication turned into a business creating custom-designed shoes in 2006. She began selling to stores in 2007, and has since been delighting individuals and boutiques all over the world with her fun, feminine designs.

Ann lives in Asheville, NC with her husband Randy, their new baby girl Molly, and their dog Gordon.
(headshot by Oana Hogrefe)