ATLANTA, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A new type of shoe technology, pioneered by fashion upstart UKIES, gained traction recently by changing what women expect from high-fashion footwear. Now included in the women's line at both Nordstrom and Shoes.com, UKIES has been carving out a name for itself by engineering high-fashion footwear that's also comfortable — something the company believes women are ready for.
"You have this entire industry that says you can either look good or feel good, but not both," said Kavita Khaitan, co-founder and Creative Director, who founded UKIES with her husband. "We chose to look at it as an engineering problem, and we built the technology that wasn't there."
She says UKIES has a dual-layer shock-absorbing structure and materials inspired by premium athletic shoes. The design absorbs impact from each step, relieves pressure from the foot, and wicks away moisture — without departing from classic feminine styles.
Co-founder Umesh Khaitan said, "We are the only footwear company on the planet to boast a dual layer technology in shoes, one that absorbs shocks and the second to redistribute pressure."
"We have four different patents inside these shoes," Kavita added.
She said she believes that women are ready for the change. "Nordstrom's don't take just any new line of shoes," she said. "They can see that we're doing something different. There are 3.5 billion women on this planet, and only one company is solving this problem for them. We're disrupting the industry."
The most important thing, in Kavita's opinion, is that women don't have to suffer to look good.
"Being able to reinvent the way shoes have been made has been very rewarding. We were able to make technology and fashion work together; our shoes are so beautiful, you would never guess they are so comfortable."
The Spring Collection is now available at www.ukies.com and at a number of fashion boutiques.
UKIES is dedicated to making women's fashion easy to wear. They offer a designer line of handmade, fashion-conscious women's shoes built for comfort. Since 2014, UKIES has combined patented modern technology and traditional craftsmanship to make shoes that feel good all day long — and all evening. Learn more at ukies.com.
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