There’s a new luxury shoe brand garnering fashion industry buzz even before its first collection hits stores. Marion Parke doesn’t (yet) have the cache of the top tier brands she hopes to rival, but she’s got something Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik can’t claim: a medical degree. Parke is a Minneapolis podiatrist turned footwear designer, and she’s determined to finally put comfort and chic in the same shoe. I got a preview of the spring 2016 collection, which launches in Novemenber at top boutiques around the country, including Pumpz at the Galleria. I’m not sure which was more impressive: the elegant, confident design or the way Parke's three-inch heels cupped my feet like I was walking on little clouds. Look for Parke’s story in the November issue of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.