Shoe designer, Ruthie Davis, and menswear innovator, John Bartlett, will launch the Ruthie Davis (HEART) John Bartlett Spring 2014 collection. Created after the two chatted about their love for animals and fashion inside their West Chelsea lobby, the new shoe line is inspired by Bartlett's famed "Tiny Tim" print and Davis's renowned footwear designs.
This exciting collection consist of three styles which includes a spiked high top, a low jogger and a tall heeled pump. Sneakers will be available in both women's and men's sizes and are constructed from sustainable and vegan materials.
"John Bartlett and I are connected by both a love of design and a love of dogs. What he has done for the rescue and cruelty free community is a huge inspiration,” said Davis. “I admire John's talent as a designer and also love that he works conscientiously with a cause so close to my heart. I am excited and proud to present the Ruthie Davis (HEART) John Bartlett footwear collection, they're cruelty free and high style."
"I was very excited to develop a cruelty-free vegan trainer with Ruthie Davis,” said Bartlett. “I love her passion for life and for rescue and creating a high end product that is both stylish and raises money for rescue is an amazing combo!"
While these shoes are creatively fun they also are helping Bartlett's Tiny Tim Rescue Fund by donating 10% of all proceeds. The charitable nonprofit organization is dedicated to raising and distributing funds for animal rescue groups who pull innocent animals directly from high-kill shelters.
The Ruthie Davis (HEART) John Bartlett collection will be available in late January and retail from $398 to $698.