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No one would have ever thought Type 1 Diabetes to be the inspiration for a fashion line. But for Dana Davis, founder of her namesake collection of shoes, being diagnosed with the disease was the direct reason she founded her company.

As a career elementary school teacher required to be on her feet for hours at a time, Davis was plagued with foot-related problems. The search for comfortable, chic shoes revealed very few options for a woman who required style and comfort in her footwear. In frustration, she created her line, Dana Davis footwear, which has become a runaway success.

Retailing for between $275 to $450, the collection features sleek pumps, sultry sandals and chic flats that look good on any woman. Take a look at our favorite picks from her Spring 2011 collection…