Mad about heels but getting crazy of sore feet after a long day of running around? That’s exactly what Jolanda van Eijk, owner of Dutch shoe label Eijk, felt like. She developed a clever kind of heel with the look of a stiletto heel but the ease of a wedge, which she attached to a remarkable collection shoes, boots and even sandals!
Jolanda started her shoe label in 2014 after a career in fashion design and a training at the Dutch Shoe Academy. At this academy she learned how to make shoes by hand, a skill she believed she’d had to acquire to understand every single step that is made during the manufacturing of shoes.
Eijk shoes are made in the Italian region Marche – a region that is famous for its craftsmanship in shoe manufacturing. All different parts are being made in multiple specialised workshops by the best shoemakers Jolanda could find. In the end, all parts are being assembled in another workshop after which the footwear finds its way to Eijks headquarters in Amsterdam and further on to an increasing clientele that knows how to appreciate a clever, edgy and still comfortable high heeled piece of footwear.
Photo 1: JW Kaldenbach.
Photo 2: JW Kaldenbach, styling: Jeroen Kamphorst, model: Eva Brouwer.
Photo 5: JW Kaldenbach, styling: Jeroen Kamphorst, model: Eva Brouwer.