The original inspiration behind the Prepares happened when John found his trusty, old swiss army knife he had as a young scout. Reminded of the invaluable lessons he learned from his experience, John drew up a ladies' shoe that included a pop-out screwdriver, nail file, whittling knife, and a corkscrew. After the initial wear test failed with clinking metal bits and knifes flopping around with each step, John went back to the drawing board and struck genius in the new swoopy design without the additional arsenal of cutlery. Featuring thick, soft leathers with pebbled surfaces on a hidden platform of recycled cork, tunite soles with rubber grips, and custom Fluevog buckles, the Prepares provide you with a firm foundation for the challenges ahead. Prepare for the Future, choose well today.