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Seattle entrepreneur creates a 'work from home' shoe

A Seattle woman created a 'work from home' shoe before stay-at-home orders from the coronavirus pandemic made millions of people stay inside.

SEATTLE — Now that people are staying close to home for most of the day, you might find yourself wearing slippers or tennis shoes in the house.

Slippers might be comfortable, but they're not made for effective foot support. You might be wearing tennis shoes, but they're not exactly made for the inside of your home.

That's where Seattle native Jordan Clark comes in. She created a shoe made from apple leather, cork, and sugar cane.

"I transitioned from working in client offices to working from home, and I quickly realized every day I was having to decide between wearing comfortable sneakers or unsupportive indoor slippers," explained Clark. "I did research and just couldn't find anything I was needing in my work-from-home life. So I decided to create my own solution."

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It took Clark a year to source materials, ask people questions, and figure out how to get in the shoe production business. She believes her background in startups and management consulting, and the timing of her Kickstarter campaign just so happened to coincide with the coronavirus pandemic.

Clark’s Kickstarter campaign has already met its goal.

"I started this business because I wanted to serve women in their everyday life at home," explained Clark. "Coronavirus or not, the shoes are great. It's kind of like having a go-to shoe when you step in the door and want to relax at home."

The shoes are currently only geared for women. The Kickstarter campaign is open until 6 a.m. on April 9. Shoes are expected to be in the hands of customers by June. Click here to learn more.