Shoes. Shoes, shoes, shoes. That's all I can think about.

And it's been like that for a long, long time. So why not make a living out of it? So I did.

I took a 4 year shoedesigning course at the art academy in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

Then I specialized at SLEM, Waalwijk. During the past year at SLEM I traveled the world, met a lot of great people and developed a business concept I am truly proud of. ShoeRise.


ShoeRise is a design, sourcing and prototyping studio that guides and supports footwear brands towards social and sustainable innovation.

My first brand, tropas, is a social and sustainable footwear brand full of tropical and local passion.



About me