2019 Press Round-Up: The Sun & Liverpool Echo

After a wonderful 2018, we knew 2019 would be a great challenge to keep the standards high. However, we made it to the papers this year!


Starting with the national The Sun highlighting Jennifer Bailey, the founder of Calla, and the business itself, back in January.

Jennifer’s story – about how she started her business while pregnant – is told in the article, with her speaking about the challenges and joys of turning a personal problem into a business. Having suffered from bunions her entire life, Jennifer took advantage of a gap existent in the market as she struggled to find comfortable yet stylish shoes for her.

With the Calla range of fashionable shoes for bunions now boasting lines of flats, wedges, heels and boots, the company is truly making a difference to the lives of bunion sufferers all over the world. The feedback from the customers has been great, with many women calling the Calla concept of comfortable and stylish shoes for bunions ‘lifechanging’.

The Sun article also leaves advice for entrepreneurs who want to follow in Jennifer’s steps and launch their own business, as well as a video in which Jennifer tells the story of how our fashionable shoes for bunions came to be.

Be warned though: a journey to launching a business – particularly in the footwear industry – is not an easy one, and it takes a lot of hard work and research to take a business of the ground. In the UK, there are certain government-backed loans which entrepreneurs-to-be can take advantage of to turn their ideas into reality.

Calla’s journey to producing fashionable and comfortable shoes for bunions was not an easy one, but Jennifer is very proud of what the company has achieved so far and is looking forward to the future in which women with all kinds of feet problems will be able to have Calla shoes as their go-to for stylish occasion shoes that actually fit their feet.

The Sun article on Calla Shoes

To read The Sun’s article in full, just click here.


After that, regional Merseyside paper Liverpool Echo, made a lovely list of 10 women entrepreneurs who have ‘turned their passion into profit and are killing it’. Calla’s CEO Jennifer Bailey is one of them.

Jennifer also told the publication why she came up with the business. The poor wide-fit yet stylish footwear market and a redundancy in her workplace at the time were among the main reasons for Bailey for kick off with the business.

Jennifer’s profile in Liverpool Echo features some entrepreneurial insight, with the businesswoman highlighting some qualities that, in her opinion, entrepreneurs have in general.

Calla Shoes' feature on Liverpool Echo

To read the article in full, click here.


We’re so glad we can continue to deliver the best we can to our very special customers, and it is always so delightful to see interest in what we do. If you’ve seen any of these articles or want to share your opinion or experience with Calla Shoes, feel free to use the comments section below.

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