One of the most satisfying feelings of being a designer is ¬†actually seeing your design at a retail store, a magazine, blog, or even better…a person on the street.

However, coming up with that one shoe is not just drawing that one sketch. It may take several sketches, research, re-sketching, and sometimes, it may be that one sketch.

Last fall, I was asked to design a cuff heel group. I was doing an update to an existing style that had done very well. A year later, two of the many I had drawn made it to the stores.

Check out the process and the shoes!

Sketches for cuff heel group

Sketches for cuff heel group

Michael Antonio- Seaver platform

Michael Antonio- Seaver platform available at Endless.com

Michael Antonio- Kantika Platform available at Endless

Michael Antonio- Kantika Platform available at www.ardenb.com