The Story of Origin - As Told By The Designer

Origin - the point or place where something begins, arises, or is derived.

‘Origin’ was the very first shoe I created over 14 years ago for my wife right after moving from San Diego to Tennessee and 1 year to the day before I had my 2nd heart surgery. I can't explain the feeling I felt when I saw the DHL driver pull up to the front of our house with my creation. Origin started as a bet and turned into a creative outlet for me to take my mind away from all my health issues. I became passionate about designing and all I did everyday was create shoes I wanted to see my wife wear. At the time I never imagined myself being a designer or having my own brand.

Since the first ‘Origin’ I’ve changed and tweaked a few things. The color has changed, and we took away the extra bijoux on the tassel that was part of the original sketch and sample. 

The final version is true to the Agnes Bethel aesthetic, sophisticatedly sexy and minimalist. The almond shape toe helps to give the allure of longer legs and the lace up tassels make them an easy transition from casual to super chic.