For as long as she can remember, Ruthie Davis has been obsessed with shoes. She remembers her first pair of dress shoes. At the age of 2, she went to Lord & Taylor with her mother, and tried on a pair of red patent leather Mary Janes. (I remember those myself) Little Ruthie wore the shoes out of the store and according to her mother, insisted on wearing them to bed that night. Little Ruthie's love-affair with shoes has, over time, transformed into a uncompromising obsession with producing some of the finest, most beautiful footwear in the world. The rest is history!