New York, USA – Marilyn Monroe famously said ‘Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world. ’Proving Monroe right is the black, female-owned American brand Norie Shoes founded by retired US soldier Natasha Norie Standard. The company is a beacon of style and empowerment to women because its founder is the very embodiment of that journey.
As a Skilled Logistics Officer in the United States Army, Standard developed a special set of skills that would come to serve her well in the world of fashion. Military logistics requires a sharp eye for detail, organization, improvisation, and the confidence to go out there and get things done. Unsurprisingly, when starting an international footwear brand, these types of skills come in handy.
Standard’s journey from military logistics to shoe entrepreneur was perhaps inevitable after her beloved grandmother Aria inspired an enduring love for fashion. Balancing her military duties with her passion she embarked on her Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing before completing two Master’s degrees in International Business Relations and Luxury Fashion. After retiring from the army, she then took her biggest step towards achieving her dreams, moving to Italy to study at the prestigious Arsutoria School in Milan. Here she developed the technical and artistic design skills to bring her visions to life.
After a lifetime of planning, Norie Shoes was founded in 2019 and is now an exciting emerging luxury shoe brand popular with celebrity stylists and discerning shoppers seeking style and comfort. Specializing in bold American designs that make a strong statement, each Norie shoe is made by the finest artisan shoemakers in Milan, Italy. The brand caters to the wide range of shoes modern women need to express their style and personality. There’s the chunky Needle Combat boot, the elegant Amina high heel, the quirky Zena sneaker, the elevated Juana ballerina flat, the stylish Aria Ankle boot named after Standard’s grandmother, and more.
Catering to all styles is only worthwhile if women can always feel comfortable and confident. Standard prides herself on the quality craftsmanship and careful design that makes every shoe as stylish as it is comfortable. As the legendary Coco Chanel once said ‘Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.’