29 Mar Luhur’s shoes were made for walking

This month Chris Luhur ’09 launched Scarpasa, an online shoe boutique that deals in stylish low heels and flats. “I hate going home from a fun event because my feet hurt from high heels. And stylish low-heeled shoes are not that easy to find, “she said. “Then one day I thought, why should it be this difficult? So I started Scarpasa – not just to make it easier to find these low-heeled shoes but also to encourage women to think about them as a good alternative to high heels.”

Luhur, who has been working on the venture since graduating from Wharton last summer, has taken every shoe on Scarpasa for a test drive to make sure that it meets her standards for comfort and “walk-ability”. But she swears they aren’t “boring grandma comfort shoes”. Her kicks come from the most stylish places on earth, like Italy, France and Spain, and include indie brands never before seen on this side of Atlantic.

Use the code WWIB for 10% off all purchases on Scarpasa.com through May 1.

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