Founder & Donor
Magnificent, exquisitely made shoes have captivated Kendall Reynolds ever since she could walk. The Chicago native has always had an unerring eye and intuitive affinity and unerring eye for superb craftsmanship and timeless design—even before she could articulate these concepts. Today, she is the CEO and design director of her namesake luxury brand, Kendall Miles Design, which she started while still a senior at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Kendall attended Ars Sutoria, the world-renowned university for shoe and bag design in the center of Milan. While there, she had intensive training in all technical aspects of shoe development, from design to construction. Her rigorous training has given her the specific knowledge necessary to combine avant-garde construction methods with time-honored, classic design in her creations for Kendall Miles Designs. She is committed to maintaining true couture standards, and hand sketches all her creations herself. Additionally, all of Kendall Miles Designs footwear is handmade in Italy. At just 25, Kendall is already a standout in the shoe industry, receiving high praise from professionals in the field. Above all, she is committed to following and realizing her passions, finding inspiration in the innovative and incredibly talented shoe designers who have made the industry what it is today.