The name Jimmy Choo has become an encapsulation of luxury high-end footwear. The genius designer is famous for playful glamor, sensual style, and meticulous Italian craftmanship. Beloved by iconic stars and even royalty, Jimmy Choo footwear is squarely aimed at the sophisticated modern man with a natural flair for fashion. Now creatively driven by niece Sandra Choi, the name continues to surprise and delight with innovative new techniques and gorgeous bold designs.
- Famous fans include Princess Diana, Madonna and Beyonce.
- The brand recently launched the first self-heating boot.
- Mentioned in songs by Placebo and Fetty Wap.
- Choo’s niece is now creative director of the brand.
- Choo has now returned to running a small shoe store.
History of Mens Jimmy Choo Shoes
Born into a shoemaking family in Malaysia in 1948, Jimmy Choo should actually have been named Jimmy Chow but his name was mis-spelt on his birth certificate and he stuck with the quirky error. Jimmy’s father taught him the art of shoemaking, and by the age of 11, Jimmy had created his first pair of slippers. Moving to Britain as a young adult to launch his own footwear business, Choo’s first designs went under the name of ‘Lucky Shoes’ and were sold from an old converted hospital in Hackney. Following a huge spread on the designer’s work in Vogue magazine, the accessories editor Tamara Mellon saw potential to bring Choo’s daring and playful designs to a wider audience, eventually forming a partnership with him to launch the legendary Jimmy Choo label. Celebrity and royalty soon became fans of the sought-after shoes, with the late Princess Diana wearing them regularly on many official visits around the world. Jimmy Choo became a household name and picked up a wealth of honors from Malaysia and Britain including The Distinguished Order of Meritorious Service and Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Nowadays, Jimmy Choo has moved away from the corporate spotlight and returned to his small shoe shop roots, leaving his niece Sandra Choi to take the main brand into a new creative direction for the future.
Current shoe collections
CASH WHITE LOW-TOP TRAINERS: High-performance trainers engineered for ultimate comfort, crafted from soft leather with stylish metal studs.
BROWN BREWER LOAFERS: Exquisite sand loafers produced from embossed suede with metal hardware on upper vamp.
COLT WHITE SPORT BLACK STAR TRAINERS: Inspired by the classic trainer, Choo elevates the traditional favorite with these luxury calf-leather pieces embellished with black star perforation.
DIAMOND SOFT-LEATHER TRAINERS: Super-chunky platform trainers with exaggerated proportions and stunning futuristic transparent sole.
DENIM SUEDE ACE LOW-TOP SNEAKERS: Sophisticated cool from the new Jimmy Choo range, produced in denim suede with beautiful silver star studs.
Famous people wearing Jimmy Choo Shoes
It’s fair to say that just about every high-profile name on the planet has been seen wearing Jimmy Choo shoes for VIP red-carpet events. The shoes have been worn on royal visits by the Duchess of Cambridge, and in the White House by George W. Bush’s daughters and First Lady Michelle Obama. Other big fans of Jimmy Choo include Madonna, Beyonce, Jennifer Aniston and Katy Perry.
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