women in business

Blog, Spring 2018

FOR REAL LIFE- Shoes for the week

Marathon Monday is here and coffee is the bestie that you need to make it through the day. Your calendar is jammed packed and you have meetings all over town. You need a shoe that can get the job done and keep up with the pace of the day. Since the work week has just begun, it's time to hit the ground running for a busy day. In -Between by Diba True® is here to save the day. 

The In-Between wedge sandal by Diba True® is both sophisticated and playful. It features a 3.25 inch stacked wedge heel, dual slanted zip closure and peep toe design. A cushioned insole and slingback silhouette along with the basket- weave leather upper adds a fashion-forward touch to multiple looks in your wardrobe.

Are you in between meetings all day? Does your response to your inbox depend on how well your meetings go? We have all been there, and "pencil me in" seems to be made for days like this. You can make it all happen when wearing In-Between by Diba True®. Sometimes you just need shoes that are made "FOR REAL LIFE."  See you at the finish line!


Check back each week to see what shoes are featured in "Shoes for the Week."

IN BETWEEN by Diba True®

IN BETWEEN by Diba True®


 Diba True® is a mainstream brand of proven fashion footwear. Designed and developed for real life, our collection features a combination of upgraded styling, materials, and colors. This collection was developed to meet the real-life needs of a discerning, fashion-conscious consumer.

Diba True® is created "For Real Life". Celebrating all of life's successes and stumbles. Finding your balance takes trial and error, stand tall and take stride in Diba True®.

Join our very own, Diane Butrus as a panelist at the Midwest Women Business Owner's Conference on May 17, 2018. Diane Butrus, COO Diba Imports LP/ Demand Shoes LLC.

Erin Joy CEO Black Dress Partners, Diane Butrus COO Diba Imports, LP

Erin Joy CEO Black Dress Partners, Diane Butrus COO Diba Imports, LP


Diane Butrus is a Partner and COO for Diba Imports, LP and has been in the fashion footwear business since 1996.  She successfully led her businesses through extreme growth as well as economic downturn.  Her most recent project, the Gateway Fashion Group, is providing consulting and 3PL Services to growing footwear companies from around the world.

Previously, she was a technical sales representative with Leica, Inc. selling laser and optical measuring equipment to the automotive & aircraft industries.  She also worked at Boeing writing software programs & evaluating new technology.  Diane started, successfully operated, and sold Clean Cuts and More, Inc., a lawn care and landscaping company.

Her education includes an MS in Management from Maryville University and a BS in Computer Science from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Diane is currently a member of the Academy of Miner Athletics and the Dean’s Leadership Council at Missouri S&T.

Diane joined Midwest Women Business Owners Conference in May 2012 to share unique and unconventional tips that have made a difference in her life and business.  

This year Diane will moderate the panel discussion at Midwest Women Business Owners' Conference entitled Leadership: Defining, Communicating, and Executing your Vision from 1:00 pm -2:20 pm on May 17, 2018. I hope to see you there.


Please enjoy the video from Black Dress Biographies: The Woman Behind Diba Shoes, Diane Butrus, COO at Bronx/Diba/Luichiny Shoes & Erin Joy, CEO at Black Dress Partners May 10, 2012 // Part 1 come away ready to face your day (and beyond) with a freshened perspective.

You’re never in this alone, if you weren’t successful we would all be failing

- Joe Butrus, President Diba Imports LP/ Demand Shoes LLC.