Janyelle Marie Milton, founder of J Marie Premium Sneakers, talks about her brand.
Fabulous sneakers conceived in Detroit, but handcrafted in Italy.
BY JANYELLE MARIE MILTON
My name is Janyelle Marie Milton founder of J Marie Premium Sneakers!
In Highschool you couldn't catch me dead in "gym shoes ", I LOVED heels!
I loved the feminine way they made me look and feel.
Graduating from College....not so much.
As I settled into corporate America and moved into downtown Detroit, my life became parking structures and A LOT of walking!
Then came the health issues, a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and losing vision in my right eye.
Quickly an heel that was once the cornerstone of my look became the cornerstone of my pain!
The constant body aching, weight gain and feelings of uncomfortableness had me looking for an alternative to heels.
I tried different gym shoe brands that were either masculine, childish or too athletic and none of them fit the style that I was accustomed to.
So I ditched "gym shoes" for good and created my own PREMIUM SNEAKER brand as an alternative to heels for premium women like myself.
I took the first initial of my first name and my middle name and created J Marie Premium Sneakers!
I didn't want to compromise style, comfort or quality!
J Marie Premium Sneakers was launched in April of 2018.
I partnered with an Italian footwear making family with over 20 years experience in superior craftsmanship in Marche, an Italian region.
They have worked with brands like Gucci, Prada, Tod's and Chanel.
J Marie Premium Sneakers are conceived in Detroit, but handcrafted in Italy.
Our manufacturing process features extremely skilled techniques and careful reworking.
Every pair of custom shoes is one-of-a-kind: combining handcrafting tradition, quality and modern style.
Our Premium Sneakers are 100% Italian leather with premium finishes like faux zebra, crocodile and python in vibrant colors.
Custom sneakers created in this luxe material makes the end product smooth to the touch, comfortable to wear and visually stunning.
There’s a reason Italian leather is an essential resource among the best brands.
We are a slow fashion and sustainable organization, and our women sneakers range from athletic, fashion to High fashion so there's something for every Premium woman!
Our versatile sneakers will be sure to give you a premium look whether you want to dress up or down!