Throughout the over two century long, rich history of shoemaking, BIRKENSTOCK has always championed the health of the human foot: with shoes that enable everybody to walk in a way that is as close as possible to how nature intended us to. Now, together with the New York Times, we have embarked on a journalistic investigation into the foot. The three-part documentary series UGLY FOR A REASON explores the relevance of foot health and reveals why healthy shoes look exactly the way they do.
Romany knew she wanted to be a professional dancer at the age of ten. This decision had far-reaching consequences as it takes an incredible amount of discipline to become one of the world’s best ballet dancers. We visited her in London to talk about dancing, her career, and why foot health matters to her.