Samantha Dong Founder, Ally Shoes
Embrace the magical moments when someone's face lights up as they try your product for the first time.
Sam had the idea of Ally when she was a second year MBA student at Stanford. As an ex-management consultant and heel-lover, she always struggled finding a pair of elegant, comfortable heels for work. After a toe injury from a hiking incident, the hope for walk-able heels for her grew even grimmer. That's when she decided to build something new - after extensive research and talks with shoemakers around the world, she now has a team of designers and engineers creating the shoes that she always wanted.