A report came this week that poker pro Beth Shak, who earlier this year hit the headlines with the battle with her ex-husband and hedge investment exec Daniel Shak over her around $1 million worth shoe collection, plans to pull back from poker and pursue her other passion - shoes.
It appears her plans involve launching her own upmarket womens' shoe range, which would cost $160 to $190 per pair. It has been reported that she has already designed and produced 25 sample pairs in a dozen styles, each carrying a woman's name.
She explained her passion saying: “My almost-18-year-old daughter wasn't happy having a mom that traveled and was gambling. She kept saying, 'Why don't you design a shoe line?' and one day I was like, 'You know, she's right.' ”
However, she added that she hasn't entirely given up on poker: “I still want to win a World Series of Poker bracelet,” she said. “I will play, but am I going to travel and play the entire circuit? No. I'm actually loving what I'm doing right now.”
The sale of her shoes will also have a humanitarian purpose – the proceeds from the sale of one design in particular, will be used for a good cause - the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.