About

The right pair of shoes can make strangers into friends.


The Art of Shoes is a space that lives and breathes all things shoes, serving as a virtual space to educate people in the process of shoemaking and shoe design. Founded by shoe designer Selena McCartney, Selena believes that you deserve the opportunity to design and create the shoes you live in. Now offering Virtual Shoemaking Classes.

Selena McCartney

Starting in retail at Steve Madden in San Antonio, Texas, Selena McCartney has always had an eye for trends and with that talent and her initiative, her career was born. Catching the attention of the corporate office in New York, she eventually made the move there to design shoes, and it is here that she also learned to make shoes by hand in the Steve Madden workshop. She later worked for The Frye Company and then moved on to become the Design Director for Calvin Klein Footwear. Selena eventually went off on her own to become her own design house and consulted for brands such as Rachel Zoe, Corso Como, The Gap Company, House of Harlow, and Rebecca Taylor. Her designs range from dress, to casual, to clean and sophisticated, to whimsical. Selena currently works as the Design Director for Katy Perry footwear. Her love for shoes continues and she happily shares that love with others, staying true to brand identity Selena effortlessly turns her clients’ vision into reality.