Best of Boston

2024 Best Shoe Designer

Chris Donovan

What’s the definition of power? A pair of killer heels, that’s what. Chris Donovan knows this. It’s why the former telephone repairman used to spend his off-hours sketching superhero footwear, and why he ultimately became a shoe designer. Now Donovan enlists talented artisans from Morocco to France to make his designs by hand. We’re particularly fond of the “Alpha” ankle boots, with heels sculpted like Batman’s Bata-rang, and bright orange “Endeavor” sandals.