Skip to content


Your cart is empty

press and media

Spread the word

It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes many to bring a feminine shoe label into the world.
You find Kathis interesting, want to report about Kathis and, as a part, carry Kathis shoes out into the world and to all women with large feet.
You always wanted to know what it's like to start a female-founded company and build your own shoe label from scratch with your own designs and models.

Please feel free to contact us to arrange an appointment.
Telephone I +49 (0)6131 2778447

Press release

From women for women: fashionable shoes in large sizes

Kathi's Story

Fashion is more than just clothing; it is an expression of our personality and femininity. In a world where women are getting taller, the demand for fashionable shoes in larger sizes is also increasing. Women who are 1.81 m tall and wear shoe sizes 42 to 45 are no longer a rarity.

Over three million women in Germany alone have a shoe size of 42 or larger.
Kathis has made it its mission to meet this need.

Shoes for tall women – Kathi’s Mission

The founder, Katharina Rühl, is 1.81 m tall and wears shoe size 42/43, and is herself a plus-size woman. It was and is important to her to create beautiful opportunities for all women to express their femininity - and to do so with responsible handling of all suppliers and materials and with a high quality and durability standard.
The little black dress for the shoe cupboard that accompanies us throughout our lives.

This is exactly what makes Kathis much more than a shoe label.

More than just shoes: Kathi's philosophy

Kathis is the feminine way to express all our different facets.
Kathis means to be seen.
Kathis stands for responsible corporate management – ​​Slow Business.
A familiar, appreciative, mindful approach throughout the entire product life cycle.
Kathis means making the world a little more beautiful.

The path to founding – Kathi’s story

Kathi doesn't even come from the shoe industry. Over the course of 3.5 years, she taught herself step by step all the skills needed to build a collection and a shoe label through learning by doing.
Little by little, she got to know every step, every supplier, every material.

Discover Kathis – fashionable shoes in large sizes

For women looking for stylish shoes in plus sizes, Kathis is the perfect choice. Visit our website and discover the variety of shoes designed especially for tall women.