Claire Burrows, owner of Air and Grace, won the Cordwainers Award for Innovation at the tenth Footwear Friends Awards.
Claire has patented a particularly comfortable insole, which makes her distinctive shoes unique.
‘Air & Grace shoes have our patented Tender Loving Air footbed hidden inside to give your shoes a sneaker feel. But never at the expense of style. People tell us it’s like walking on little fluffy clouds.’
Claire made the mighty leap from the corporate fashion world to owner of her own business Air and Grace just two years ago and is working to develop a shoe entirely made in the UK. Ultimately, she has global ambitions for the company.
Let’s hope the Cordwainers’ £5,000 prize and 12 months of mentoring help her to achieve her aims.