Prior to her dreams of launching a shoe line, Julie worked in the medical field as a registered nurse with the last years of her career being spent in orthopedics. As an orthopedic nurse she worked with numerous individuals plagued with troubled feet and observed many different measures taken to address problem areas. Many times, special orthotic shoes and inserts were used to support the feet and prevent overcrowding of the bones. Julie began to take note and wondered why subtle changes couldn’t be applied to all types of shoes in order to provide additional comfort.
Her inspiration behind the company was to create shoes with all women in mind, even those who suffer from troubled feet. Julie has always struggled to find beautiful shoes that did not leave her agonizing after a few hours on her feet. Since her teens, Julie has had a bunion which makes it difficult to find proper fitting footwear. Her struggle turned into a vision when a search to find comfortable, beautiful heels for her daughter’s wedding left her settling for a pair she could barely tolerate wearing on such a special occasion.
In 2010, Julie sought assistance and began to investigate concepts which led her to the inception of Julie Lopez shoes and the patent-pending “Comfort Technology”. To assure all facets of her desired level of comfort were being met, it was apparent the shoes would need to be manufactured with the finest quality and craftsmanship available. This led to a soft launch of four different styles that are produced in Italy. The idea was to ensure the heels could be worn for extended periods of time and fit a variety of people, including those with troubled feet like Julie. Finally the vision of “Beautiful Heels Without the Pain” became a reality. Near the end of 2012, Julie hired an experienced team of managers and designers to assist her in expanding the Julie Lopez brand into a full scale line. Today, Julie remains totally devoted to investing her time and energy in the development of her luxury comfort footwear line and meeting the ever growing needs in the footwear market. The comfort of Julie Lopez shoes is wonderful! For women like Julie, the pain relief is unprecedented. She could not be more pleased and is sure you will be in total agreement once you slip your foot into any of the Julie Lopez branded shoes!