Beauty & Fashion

Meet Sam Star – the creator of sublime and sexy shoes…

Meet Sam Star – the creator of sublime and sexy shoes…

Sam Lin is gorgeous, bubbly and passionate and the fact that she designs and creates some of the prettiest shoes we haver ever seen made us like her instantly.

Sam Star’s shoes are an exclusive ladies leather footwear collection, which are designed in South Africa by Sam Lin, the company creator and founder, as well as the designer.

They offer limited edition shoes for discerning ladies who are looking for something unique and high end. The fact that each shoe sees only 120 pairs per colour created and launched in the country means that the chances of you running into someone wearing the same pair as you is highly unlikely.

Sam Star’s vision is to create the most beautiful shoes to make woman feel wonderful and powerful and to even make them feel like a ‘star’ if you will. We love that Sam has also helped many single mothers to launch their second career by setting up their home base boutique to sell her shoes and handbags and become financially independent.

Her shoes are a full leather collection, and her pumps are nothing short of stunning, it’s really clear to see why they are her top seller.

The pumps come in a round and square toe with cute added accessories like a buckle or even a pair of pink and white stripes. The pumps are great for work or on the weekend and do not look like slippers, like some of the pumps you can find in the main stream stores.

Pumps also have a 2.5 cm rubber sole, but the uppers are all genuine leather and fit perfectly into the lifestyle of her clients. Her kitten sling back heels are multi-purpose, they can be worn as plain heel, or you can add on a little bow at the back for a fun upscale on the same shoe.

They also have a great winter boot range and the thing we love about her styles and colours are that they are very classic, meaning that they do not go out of style, and if looked after properly can last 5 to 10 years depending on the wearer.

Sam has been designing for 8 years in South Africa and over this time has honed her craft, finding out what works and what doesn’t by testing every single style herself, making sure the cut and the fit is 100% correct.

‘We are here to show ladies that you don’t need to suffer in your heels or shoes to look elegant – style and comfort go hand in hand at Sam Star and we take that really seriously, so that our clients can have the fun shoe shopping and wearing experience that they deserve’ enthuses Sam.

Her stock sells fast and 90% of her sales come from her website, however, they do have outlets in Polokwane, PE and Pretoria and if you are Joburg based you are welcome to make an appointment to visit Sam at her Parkhurst based shop for a personal fitting and advice on styles and colours. Sam was spot on with her recommendations for us, based on our skin tone and fashion style, and we were delighted to try on all the beautiful shoes, and wished our budgets would allow us to restyle of shoe cupboard all in one go.

Sam studied business information, however, has a long fashion history, she worked in high-end ladies fashion retails stores in London in her youth, before moving across to Carducci here in South Africa where she was involved in the production side of the men’s shoes, hands on in the factory and learning all there is to learn about shoe production.

Says Sam ‘You can’t design until you understand how the shoes are made. Technology is constantly changing and allowing for different styles to be created, but for me getting right is critically important.’

Her shoes retail for between R 899 – R 2000 and are a middle price range – allowing for a more discerning clientele that appreciate designer shoes that are affordable too.Sam Star currently supplies a number of local stores and online on Amazon internationally as well.

You can get R 250 off your first purchase online of R 1300 or more – visit her website for more info. Happy shopping!

Check Sam Star out online, and get your first pair right here…



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