Anyi Lu was founded on a simple premise:
That women have the right to shoes that function as beautifully as they are fashioned. We believe the common practice of bringing two pairs of shoes to an event, one for style and one for comfort, is absurd. It is a perfect example of how we as a culture have accepted that couture-quality shoes need only be nice to look at– not necessarily nice to wear.
Anyi Lu began her career in fashion footwear after her sister’s wedding. Finding the dress was easy, but finding a beautiful shoe the bride could wear all day–nearly impossible. At that moment, the idea for ANYI LU was born. Her background as a chemical engineer at Chevron and DuPont combined with a passion for ballroom dancing, has been crucial to the success of ANYI LU. She brings her engineer’s problem-solving skills to all her designs, as well as looking to dance shoes as inspiration for movement, fit, flexibility, and stability.