My favorite pick from the Burju shoe collection. These fancy feet belong to Alyson of AMP3 PR
I am going to let you all in on a super-sexy shoe line that was recently introduced—Burju Shoes. On April 21st, Burju Perez, founder and designer of Burju Shoes had a semi-intimate gathering of friends, family, and press at Nest Lounge to unveiled her latest collection. The line was designed to merge high-fashion and comfort—I know, you’re probably thinking, not ground-breaking or innovative. But think about it, when was the last time you read ‘Sexy’ and ‘Comfort’ as the description of your must-have shoes….wait, when was the last time you heard of shoes that are BOTH comfortable and sexy—in other words, shoes that don’t look like your grandmother could borrow.
Burju Perez, is a professional dancer, dance-studio owner—she designed these shoes with a dancer in mind, what better person to try to please? Dancers need to look sexy and also get through their sometimes several hours long routines. Imagine shakin’ what yo momma gave ya for 4hrs and still being able to feel your toes.
Now for the cherry on top. Every single Burju shoes is completely customizable. Yes, you can have your newly pedi’d feet slip into something made just for them. I’m not kidding. You can change color combinations, styles, add feather, remove pearls, add beading, get them in any width and get this….you can even change the height of the heel. Did you ever go shoe shopping and come across shoes that you REALLY want and love, but (for either reasons of comfort or style) you wish the heels were 2” instead of 4” or 4” instead of 1”—well, Burju has satisfied this need.
Burju currently inventories over 50 styles of shoes (for men, women, and children) which are available internationally via the online store BurjuShoes.com and in select retail boutiques worldwide.
Now, you are probably thinking that custom shoes + comfort + sexy + high-fashion = a “let’s wait for the economy to recover” price-tag. But no, the average cost is around $95.00, depending on the customizations you request.
At the launch party guests were treated to discounted custom shoe ordering (20% of all shoes + Buy One, Get One for $40) in the private 2ndfloor Shoe Salon where event-goers could touch, feel, and try Burju on for themselves. The event featured a slew of impromptu fashion shows every 20 minutes throughout the evening, showcasing Burju’s new line, several customized shoes, and her bridal collection as well. The models wore dresses by Kathlin Argiro and jewelry by Lisa Linhardt, and featured bridal gowns by Lisa Krizner-George of Vanilla Pink. There was awesome live entertainment by DJ Danny Ramirez and famed salsa pianist, “Pulpo,” and yummy hors d’oeuvres and mini desserts were served courtesy of Las Chicas Bakery.
I, together with my sister Demi had the honor of interviewing the super bubbly and totally beautiful Burju Perez:
Burju: Because I love shoes. My second passion is dancing
L: What do you feel will set Burju Shoes apart from the many competing shoe designers out there?
B: Keeping the dancer in mind. We need comfort and we need support. Although I will buy everybody’s shoes that I love, however, realistically some of them I can’t even walk in. So my goal is to design shoes that are practical for everyday people. In NYC you have run city blocks to get to work. You want to look good while doing it and not have to wear your Nikes instead.
L: What celebrity would you like to see wearing your shoes?
B: I have a laundry list. But, really J. Lo and Beyonce, they love to dance.
L: What type of woman would wear Burju Shoes?
L: As a professional dancer, how do you feel about shows like Dancing with the Stars or So You Think You Can Dance?
B: I love it because it’s giving the public a chance to finally see what we do. It makes our field popular.
L: What is your favorite form of dance?
B: Salsa, in partner dancing because I do it with my husband.
L: Who is your favorite fashion designer?
B: Cavalli. Cavalli, I love you.
L: What’s your favorite word?
B: Suki, my husband’s pet name for me.
L: What’s your favorite type of cuisine?
Remember to visit BurjuShoes.com for more info on the line and to purchase your goodies! Meanwhile here’s the collection presented at the launch: