If The Shoe Fits

One advantage of rising through the ranks at a big time ad agency is the ability to buy nice shoes. Elizabeth Brady, senior VP-account director at DDB Worldwide, Chicago, takes it a step further. She makes her own nice shoes.
According to Ad Age, Ms. Brady traces her interest in cobbling to her grandmother, who made sandals by hand and sold them to Saks Fifth Avenue, Marshall Field’s and other department stores.
Brady now exclusively wears her own line of shoes (which include 250 pairs), not to mention 100 pairs of her old favorites, brands including Manolo Blahnik and Barbara Bui designs.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. Why does this story make me feel so queasy?

  2. This story is fantastic! I appreciate business women who follow their passions and go after their goals with intelligence and determination! Way to go!