THE JULIETA STORY
The guiding principle of Julieta is simple: there is no better luxury than comfort, especially when it comes to shoes. It started in 2015 when we decided to solve a long-standing problem. We set out to make a high heel as comfortable as it is beautiful—one with enough support, style and versatility to take any professional woman from the boardroom, to baggage claim and back again.
Each design is created with our professional insights as doctors, sculpted around the latest research in biometrics and crafted with the expertise of traditional Spanish shoemaking. Simply put, Julieta shoes make your every step feel and look good without compromise.
MEET THE FOUNDERS: BOTH DOCTORS
Husband and wife team Dr. Julie Thompson and Dr. Fernando Peña are the passion and promise behind Julieta shoes.
Dr. Fernando Peña is an orthopedic surgeon who has dedicated his career to helping patients with foot and ankle problems walk pain free. His expertise in foot mechanics led to Julieta's innovative shoe base—one he developed based on the latest research in biometrics. Originally from Spain, his heritage and personal knowledge of traditional Spanish shoemaking is infused in every detail of the design.
Dr. Julie Thompson is a liver doctor with an interest in fashion. After struggling to find a high heel with as much stamina as style, she and Fernando sought a solution. She has overseen every Julieta prototype along the way, tweaking every detail to perfection. The result? The most comfortable high heel on the market.
HAND CRAFTED IN SPAIN
Each pair of Julieta shoes is hand crafted and supervised by experienced artisans in Spain, one of the largest footwear-producing countries in Europe.
In the city of Barcelona, you will find Alejandro Aviles, a shoemaker with more than 35 years of experience. He started as a teenager, and his passion for crafting the highest quality shoes grew as he developed further expertise and connections in the community. Now, Alejandro supervises every step of Julieta's manufacturing process, overseeing a team of artisans to ensure beautiful shoes according to the Spanish tradition.
We hand select only the finest leathers and materials to make our heels and each pair is assembled with our custom insole to guarantee maximum comfort. With Julieta you can expect artisanal craftsmanship and timeless style to carry you through all your daily demands.
- SOLE EXPERIENCE
When uncomfortable heels put stress on your feet, it makes for a miserable day. How many times have you put a pair of sneakers or flats in your bag because you knew your feet were not going to make it through the day in those gorgeous pumps? Or you wear a pair of "sturdy" heels—not so pretty, but at least your feet will not be in pain. Our goal at Julieta is to create the most comfortable heels without compromising style.
To create our shoes, Dr. Fernando Peña, an experienced orthopedic surgeon, started with his years of experience examining how the foot supports the entire body and how various angles, pressures and body mechanics determine sole posturing. He found he could mold and craft a custom insole specifically designed to support the foot in a way that distributes the weight evenly, avoiding stress on the most common areas. Throughout 2018 we tested numerous prototypes until we had the most comfortable heels.
Julieta shoes are designed to provide long-lasting comfort—even after hours of being on your feet. We strive to help you feel comfortable and professional all day long so you can focus on what really matters.