For us it starts with helping women get back on their feet with a pair of incredibly comfortable Rescue Flats. But that is just the beginning. In everything we do, we aim to empower women. From the exceptionally talented women we hire to the charities we support, we are focused on empowering women to be the best they can be.
Marilyn Monroe famously said, “Give a woman the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world”. And so – we designed the world’s most comfortable pair of emergency shoes. But we also believe that it may require a little bit more than that. We are on a personal and professional journey to define success for ourselves as women, mothers, friends, entrepreneurs and leaders. When women support each other, we can accomplish amazing things.
Rescue Flats is proud to support these amazing organizations that empower girls & women.
Meet our team.
Jeni Mundy, Chief Operations Officer
What you do at Rescue Flats (in 10 words or less): Innovate, build and make magic happen behind the scenes.
Wedding Date: December 6, 2011
Favorite Wedding Memory: During the reception of our destination wedding, I remember pausing for a moment to take in the fact that 25 of our closest family and friends had traveled such a long way to share one of the best moments of our lives. Everyone was talking, laughing, and eating great food in a beautiful place. What more could I want out of life?
Jeni’s Story: I joined Rescue Flats right after my maternity leave in 2014. After having my son, it became clear that I wanted something more from my working life that my previous career couldn’t offer. I wanted the freedom to be creative, to build on my own terms, to support women, and celebrate something every single day that the world needs a little bit more of – love.
Sarah Befus, President & CEO
What you do at Rescue Flats (in 10 words or less): Dream, execute, lead, repeat.
Wedding Date: October 17, 2009
Favorite Wedding Memory: “I gotta feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas had just been released and the DJ played it around 11pm. Everyone got on the dance floor and we danced the night away. It was such a great feeling to be surrounded by so many people I love.
Sarah’s Story: At Rescue Flats, we are on a mission to make the world a better place for women. Since 2013 over 600,000 women have worn our Rescue Flats when their high heels started to hurt their feet. Our part in changing the world may be small, but I believe that it's the little actions that build into big change. When one woman helps another, then she is inspired to help another, and another and so it goes.
I started Rescue Flats in 2013 when I was on maternity leave with my 1 year old son and 3 month old daughter. I was inspired to start a company that celebrated women. Since that time, Rescue Flats has grown into one of the hottest brands in the wedding industry and has been seen in weddings and special events all over the world, including The Knot Gala at New York Bridal Fashion Week.
We are on a mission to make the world a better place for women and we are just getting started. Thank you for supporting a female-led company that believes that when women support each other, great things happen.