Olympic Shoes for Missy Franklin

Olympic Shoes for Missy Franklin

Everyone in our shop had a lot of fun following the Olympics, especially when we heard about athletes competing barefoot or wearing minimalist shoes. It was a little sad to see the games end, but we’re giving one last hurrah to Olympic fever.

Elf Tricia recently heard an interview with Missy Franklin that caught her attention. The American swimmer and four-time gold medalist said she had difficulty finding shoes big enough to fit her size 13 feet. We went to work right away!

Missy Franklin at the 2012 Video Music Awards Arrivals,

Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin

The result was a women’s size 13 Merry Jane featuring shiny sapphire leather with a red and white flower applique (Team USA colors, naturally). We shipped the shoes to her last week with the hope that she’ll find them to be a fun surprise and a good fit.

Softstar Shoes for Missy Franklin

On a side note, since it is rare for us to make a women’s 13 shoe we thought it worthwhile to test the Merry Janes on real feet before shipping them. It turned out Elf Martin was the only person in the shop who wears the same size as Missy. He considered it an honor:

Elf Martin wearing Missy Franklin's Softstar Shoes

Elf Martin, enjoying his contribution to Team USA.


  1. Becky L.
    Cool Merry Janes...she's going to love them! And Elf Martin was such a good sport, too.
  2. Elf Martin
    One of my prouder moments.
  3. anne
    FYI there are many more women out here in need of shoes size 12 and 13 !!!
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