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About AMRJ Shoe Design


We design shoes with you in mind!


About Us

Handmade Italian Shoes for Women


AMRJ Shoes are genuinely created, crafted, and designed by hand. Each design is sculpted into a masterpiece at a family-owned factory located in the heart of Italy. Italy is the global forefront of the shoemaking industry. Through emphasis on the quality of the product from start to finish, AMRJ handmade italian shoes don't fall short! The handmade italian shoes radiate beauty and elegance, making any woman who steps foot in them feel confident and captivating. Each shoe is created with premium exclusive italian leathers and fabrics showing off its pristine craftsmanship with every single element. Immense care and years of experience is presented in each shoe. 


High-end Fashionable Footwear Perfect For Everyone 

Soft, comfortable, and richly designed, each AMRJ shoe provides a stability and style with every step. You’re guaranteed durability and support no matter what time when, where, or how long the handmade italian shoes stay on. The steel reinforcements embedded in each of our shoes, was specially developed to give heightened security and foundation. The steel reinforcements, also known as the shoe shank, is the curved piece of material found between the heel and the ball of your foot, on either the outer sole or middle part of the shoe. The shank is a crucial part of the shoes as it affects the functionality and is what gives a shoe its structure. The thoughtfully developed shank design of AMRJ, that has been perfected and crafted for several years, is placed within every shoe tactfully to promote and make certain of cozy all-day wear. 


Five Words To Describe The Best Handmade Italian Shoes

  1. Comfort        

  2. Durability      

  3. Breathability

  4. Quality          

  5. Uniqueness 

AMRJ shoes are crafted for you with love and care! Whether you’re 18 or 65, going to church on a nice Sunday morning, or on your way to a professional event, our handmade italian shoes are ready to support. A design carefully built and assembled for every woman ensuring quality fit. Not only will you benefit and thrive from your footwear structure, you’ll also be supporting the craftsman, the family-owned factory, and AMRJ as a business. Handmade italian shoes are the art of shoemaking. A purchase from AMRJ footwear helps a business grow and the development of art.

Meet Our Owner and Chief Designer

Angela Marie Reid-James | AMRJ Shoes

Angela Marie Reid-James, the owner of AMRJ Shoe Designs, started designing shoes when she was in junior high school. Her original plan was to work as a freelance designer and create designs to be purchased and/or manufactured by established labels. However, her dream grew to be much bigger.


In 2012, with more than 30 successful years in Corporate America, Angela picked up her sketchpad and started designing again. In 2014, she started AMRJ Shoe Designs as an official entity, with the dream of becoming a major footwear company that provides high-end fashion footwear for the hard-to-fit foot.


In 2017, Angela began an exciting mentorship under Mark Schwartz, an international shoe designer and creator of High Heeled Art. Angela also began taking classes from Mark to improve her artistic ability, expand her creativity, and learn more about the shoe design and manufacturing industry. In 2017, Angela started working exclusively with a family-owned factory in Italy to manufacture the shoes for AMRJ Shoe Designs.


In December 2019 Angela introduced AMRJ Shoe Designs’ limited pre-launch line. This limited line included three styles, the Amaya, the Roza and the Jasmyn, in various colors specifically selected for this pre-launch.  


The Amaya is Angela’s twist on your classic high-heeled pump with accents across the toe and the heel.  These are available in Black, Red, Taupe and Leopard print. 


The Roza gives you a striking sandal ready for Church and the Red Carpet and are available in Chocolate Brown Croc, Grey and Black both in Italian Leather and suede.  


Finally, included in the prelaunch is the Jasmyn, the perfect year round ankle bootie with uniquely designed slightly thicker heel.  These currently come in both Black and Dark Grey suedes with studded accents.


You can order these designs now on our Shop Now page!  


AMRJ Shoe Design’s will continue their launch throughout 2020 bringing you an extended selection of styles and colors as well as various heel types and heights including kitten heels and YES, flats.  Angela’s next release will include flats in two styles, the Jess and the Ari.  The Jess is a ballerina sling with straps and buttons for additional accents.  The Ari brings you that needed mule to slide into on your way out the door.  Open toe and cross straps helps make this shoe stand out. Both will be available in AMRJ’s signature Leopard print as well as additional colors chosen with the help of our Shoe Color Challenge. 


At AMRJ Shoe Designs, our goal is to provide more fashion footwear options not only for the hard-to-fit foot, but with the wearer in mind. We believe you don’t have to choose between style, size, comfort and durability. It’s time for you to have it all – in OUR shoes! 

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