Kat Simmons

How long have you worked at the Hive?

I’ve been working at The Shoe Hive since the Summer of 2012.

Do you have any fun stories or memories from working here?

I think my best memory was when Deacon, Chip Esten, from Nashville came in on Christmas Eve. I didn’t recognize him so the next week when Elizabeth asked who worked Christmas Eve I thought I was in trouble. Turns out, one of her celeb crushes was in the store and I had no idea.

What’s your favorite thing about working here?

My favorite thing about The Hive is easily the people I get to work with. I have so much fun, I barely consider it work because we’re always having fun. I also love getting to interact with customers.

Who’s your favorite designer that we carry?

I can’t say I have a favorite designer, there’s too many to choose from! I do love Sam Edelman and Frye though.

What’s your go-to shoe trend?

Since I go to school in San Diego, I’m generally in my Bernardos or Jack Rogers.

Are there any trends you can’t get behind?

Platform converse. Ugh.

What’s your favorite pair you’ve acquired while working here?

My absolute favorite is a pair of tan heeled Sam Edelman booties that I wear every time I’m out. I’m obsessed.