DENVER — A Castle Rock woman is getting a lot of praise for the custom shoes she has been creating, including kudos from a Denver Nuggets player.
Katie Shaffstall has always had a fascination with shoes.
“I’ve been a ‘sneaker head,’ is what people call it, for a long time!” she joked.
While Shaffstall works in pharmaceutical sales as a regular job, her passion has always been in the creativity surrounding shoe creation.
“I paint shoes and I make shoes from scratch,” she said.
Shaffstall’s work has gotten so good, Denver Nuggets player Gary Harris hired her to create a few pairs for him and instantly became a returning customer.
“We exchanged information and I gave her some shoes,” Harris said of Shaffstall in an interview with ESPN. “The first ones she did, I loved them!”
“Last I saw him he gave me five pairs of shoes to work on,” Shaffstall said of Harris.
Shafstall is hoping to transition into shoemaking full-time.
For now, she’s just enjoying the ride.
To learn more about her work, visit her website.