Hello From Sante + Wade
One day I had a brainwave…
It all began innocuously enough. I was drowning my sorrows in a tub of salted caramel ice-cream, lamenting the fact that I couldn’t find any size 9 shoes that fit –both my feet and my personal style – and wondering if I should just give up and use the empty container instead.
Something flickered inside and I cast my spoon aside and cried ‘No More!’.
No more futile searching for designer shoes online or on the High Street, only to come home empty-handed and dejected. No more cramming my feet into pumps that threatened to crush my toes and turn them into mulch. No more waiting for someone else to sculpt my perfect pair.
So with a Gloria Gaynor inspired soundtrack thumping in the dancehall of my mind, I decided it was time to put the shoe on the other foot.
No more compromise
Sante + Wade was born from sheer passion for shoes, a deep respect for the women that wear them and a need to draw a line in the sand and say enough already.
The journey from lightbulb idea to fully stocked label has been a rollercoaster but to quote McFadden and Whitehead, “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now”.
The result is a collection of shoes for women in luxurious materials and glorious colours, footwear that’s sensual and sophisticated, available in extended sizes, in both standard and wide-fit.
Our blog, our world.
Sante + Wade is a group of women putting our best foot forward, creating footwear that is bold, beautiful and stylish: just like you. And we want this space to reflect that.
We’ll be talking a lot about shoes because we’re obsessed. We’ll give you insights into our design process and share all the beautiful things that make our hearts sing.
We’ll have interviews with artists and stylists, features on women, past and present who inspire us because they live our mantra to ‘walk your own way’.
We’ll share what we’re reading and watching, where we’re going and what we’re listening to every step of the way. We welcome your feedback and if you want to start a particular conversation or simply tell us what kind of ladies shoes you want to see sold online, then do contact us.
Welcome to our world. We hope you enjoy it here!