INSIDE TAKERA SHOES
Takera Shoes was born at the intersection of style and technology. Thanks to our inspiring collections and our impeccable customer service, we have been highly successful since day one. Browse through our site and check out the latest additions to our collection, and feel free to get in touch with our team if you need any assistance. Happy shopping!
The History of Takera Shoes
Takera Shoes was founded in 2011 on the insight that shoes companies didn’t cater to shoe sizes 10 and above, Asjha Jones, serial entrepreneur, 2X Gold Medal Olympian, former basketball player for the Women’s National Basketball Association’s (WNBA) Connecticut Sun. and now front office for the NBA Portland Trailblazers created a stylish Italian Made footwear in hard-to-find sizes. (Takera is Jones’ middle name) made shoes exclusively in sizes 10-15. The emerging luxury, footwear designer created the line exclusively for the woman with an exceptional footprint and to fill the gap in the marketplace for these women.
Staying true to the motto going from Champion to Serial Entrepreneur.
We are proud to announce the return of Takera Shoes, Italian made footwear designed by Asjha Takera Jones, former American professional women's basketball power forward who is now an assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). In 2019, she became the first person to win a WNBA title as both a player and a coach. This woman is not only breaking records in the sports industry but she is also the owner/ designer of the exclusive luxury, footwear brand created the line exclusively for the woman with an exceptional footprint (US Sizes 10-15).
Off-court Asjha shares the plight of tall women worldwide, Jones who stands at 6’3″ and wears a size 13 shoe knows firsthand how challenging it can be to find luxury shoes that fit her feet. The new footwear designer is now known for changing the game both on and off the court. “Until now, luxury brand shoes available in sizes 10.0 to 15 have been all but impossible to find. The game has changed,” Jones said.
"It's top-notch material we're using," she said. "This is from the heart."
About the Designer
Besides looking great it was important to Asjha that theTakera footwear collection also focus on comfort, support and a luxurious feel. THe only brand of this kind to offer the AngelTech Micro-Trauma Comfort system, purposefully created and integrated into the outsoles of the Takera collection. This thoughtful detail integrates tech and fashion seamlessly.
In 2018, Jones was hired as a player development coach by the Washington Mystics, and was part of the staff on the 2019 championship team. On December 3, 2019, Jones was promoted to assistant coach for the Mystics. On April 25, 2021, it was announced that Jones is joining the Portland Trail Blazers as their Director of Basketball Strategy .
When she’s not on the road, Asjha is happy, enjoying time spent with her family and close friends. Continuing to grow her philanthropic footprint, serve her community and feeding her drive for entrepreneurial excellence.