Alja Novak is Slovenia is best known shoe designer. She creates her art footwear under the brand “A. Viryent”, a name which goes back to her great grand father Rado Virjent who was already a shoe maker and had french ancestors. There are not many women working as shoe makers. But Alja Novak handmade shoes is a labour of love, and a vocation. It’s a continuation of her family tradition that has called her to to this profession.