Venus Williams as Crocs conquered her + Wearing Uggs at home – Footwear News
Venus Williams is this week’s FN cover star for our annual issue of Women in Power.
In addition to talking about her incredible tennis career and her new venture with K-Swiss, the legend spoke about her best shoe moments over the years, including her discovery of Crocs, why she wears Ugg at home and the K-Swiss kicks that she can’t give up.
His favorite childhood pair:
“I haven’t had that many. I had Wilson’s standard tennis shoes. They had these indestructible shoes and we had a pair that we wore to practice and to go to school. I had blue and white. Serena had silver and white.
High school favorites:
“I was a little better funded [then], then I have to make choices. They were questionable, however. For some strange reason I wore skate and surf shoes. I was a fixer. But I’ve been there.
I can’t let go:
“My Jupiterrs by K-Swiss. Even though I messed them up and they’ve probably lived their lives, I love them so much.
“I wear a lot of Uggs around the house. They are warm, cozy and comfortable, especially in Florida, [where] the air conditioner is always on.
“Some of my favorite shoes are my Olympic shoes. When you go to the Olympics, they equip you. You go to treatment and they tell you what to say and what not to say. They give you all these Team USA clothes to wear. I still have the different shoes.
Heels or no heels:
“I never go over 4 inches, and it’s fair if I go to an event. There aren’t a lot of events these days so I’m moving the apartments.
“I ended up buying Crocs. I thought I would never do it, and I found myself in a bind. To shower in the locker once I had to buy a pair and it was lavender. And then I was like, ‘I love them.’ And then my sister stole them.
Most risky pair:
“The Givenchy platforms. They are amazing – and so great. They are comfortable, beautiful and totally mod. [They] take back the whole outfit.
See the cover shoot of Venus Williams FN.