Cuce’ Shoes was founded in 2010 by Kathleen & Kristina Cuce’, identical twin sisters who share a passion for everything fashion and sports.
It all started on November 15th, 2009 when we flew from our home city of Virginia Beach, Virginia to Indianapolis, Indiana. We were heading to watch the Indianapolis Colts take on the New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium. It was extremely cold and snowy as we made it to the Stadium for the 8:30 p.m. game. By the time we arrived to the arena, our feet were soaked and freezing. Luckily, it was 75 degrees in the dome so we watched the game in comfort and awe….though our tootsies remained soggy the entire time. As we surveyed the other women in the Stadium, we noticed every female fan was dressed head to knee in team apparel. Hats, scarves, jerseys, bracelets, jeans, everything but SHOES! We asked ourselves, could this actually be a part of a niche market that has been overlooked by other companies?
We stopped brainstorming in the 4th quarter as we watched the COLTS come back from a 13 point deficit with only 4 minutes remaining. Indianapolis ended up beating New England by 1 point in the final seconds of the game. Everyone will remember this game as the top game in rivalry history. But we will remember it as the day that an idea was born; the day that changed the course of our careers.
To say the following year was chaotic would be an understatement. After months of working with the NFL’s licensing department, Cuce’ Shoes was finally granted permission to manufacture and distribute fashionable female fan footwear for all 32 team franchises. Our first collections launched in August of 2011.
We had remarkable success our first year with the NFL and decided to take this concept to female hockey fans. We became licensed with the National Hockey League in 2012 and launched a collection in that Fall.
Our next pitch...Major League Baseball! We were able to create some fantastic SPRING items just in time for Opening Day in April of 2013. Currently, our MLB collections have been put on hold but we hope to be back in the League very soon.
Last Major League stop, the National Basketball Association! NBA fans were finally able to get their hands on our female fan footwear in the Fall of 2013.
In early 2015, we paired up with a collegiate company called Renaissance and created a new division called VARSITY. This collection will focus solely on collegiate institutions and we plan to launch September 2015.
Our NFL collections have expanded into the apparel category just recently. We have been so excited to have the opportunity to make a couple pieces to pair up with our fan footwear. We have super soft off the shoulder fleeces, bedazzled scoop neck tees and team colored scarves.
We believe in making female fans feel and look their best while rooting for their favorite team. The collections represent a fun and flirty twist to team apparel and are created to be unique enough to flatter any woman’s wardrobe.
The company also believes in inspiring conscientious camaraderie so all of our collections are designed with animal free products. Fashion truly meets passion as we use luxurious faux furs, synthetic suede’s and other man made materials. Cuce’ Shoes embodies and emphasizes comfort, quality, style and most of all, ethics.
We absolutely love working with these amazing Leagues and look forward to growing our brand and serving the needs of every female fan out there. Rooting for your team never looked so good!