To mark International Women’s Day, we explore the confidence-boosting power of great shoes.
International Women’s Day on the 8th of March presents an opportunity to celebrate incredible women and all that they do. It’s an invitation to acknowledge their social, political, and cultural achievements whilst also highlighting the steps that still need to be taken to reach gender equality worldwide.
As a female-founded brand, with women contributing to all aspects of our business, Malone Souliers supports amazing women and their successes at every possible opportunity. Through designing and crafting our seasonal collections, we endeavour to lift women up – literally and figuratively – and empower them to follow their dreams.
There’s no doubt about it: shoes have the power to make you feel your most confident. The right pair can enhance your mood whilst simultaneously helping you to perfect your posture. In fact, we believe that luxury footwear is the ultimate tool for self-expression – the best pair of designer shoes can have a profound impact on your sense of identity and, therefore, the way you interact with the world.
Our meticulously crafted women’s shoes balance cutting-edge design with ease of wear because, to us, comfort equals confidence. From sleek flat sandals
to towering platform pumps
– and everything in between – there’s a whole host of styles to stand tall in. We asked our Founder and Chief Brand Director, Mary Alice Malone, to share her thoughts on the subject…
What does confidence mean to you?
I believe that true confidence comes from getting comfortable in your own skin – accepting and embracing every part of who you are… For most of us this is a work in progress and not a linear journey.
Why is International Women’s Day so important?
International Women’s Day is crucial because, around the world, there are still so many women who are fighting to have their voices heard. I believe that our collective femininity is one of the most powerful forces on earth. International Women’s Day serves as a reminder to celebrate and harness the innate beauty and power that lies within all of us.
How can we empower ourselves through what we wear?
Fashion is an immediate form of self-expression – it allows us to feel a certain way. In fact, it lets us create any persona we like. It can feel amazing to put on a sharply tailored suit, for instance… and a pair of high heels can instantly make you feel like a different person. Choosing how we wish to present ourselves to the world, through the way we dress, is incredibly empowering.
Which Malone Souliers style would you turn to for a confidence boost?
All our shoes are designed to instil a sense of confidence in the wearer so really it depends on the occasion. The Maureen
mule – in one of its many seasonal iterations – is an always-reliable choice for me, though.