It takes a lot of individual steps before a shoe makes it into the shops. Checking the fit is one of the most important. A sample is tried on up to five times before it is allowed to enter production. A team of shoe models is responsible for this — but there is a lot more to it than simply the presentation on the foot. During a walking test, the model is tested for various wearing criteria and then examined from every side in the mirror.
I never thought I was pretty enough to be a fashion model—but little did I know that my fabulous feet most definitely were. There was a time in my life when I was pretty much willing to do anything for money — as long as it was legal. As an aspiring writer living in New York City, it made sense to take work that gave me as much freedom as possible. No problem. Helicopter flight school bookkeeping?