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Friday, July 28, 2006

Cydwoq Shoes




Now, you know I love shoes of all kinds, but these? Cydwoq Handmade Shoes. There are only one or two pairs that I can say I remotely find attractive. They are different. Wayne was kind enough to send me this link. After reading about the site, I learned alot about hand made shoes. Who is buying these shoes? Naturalists, hippies, vegans? Maybe costume directors? Some of the shoes look like shoes you would see characters in movies using...period pieces. Prices? Most high! Right up there with the most world know designers. Now the boots that look like gator>>>those I would snap right up.

The concept of creating architectural shoes that combine comfort with unique design was introduced in CYDWOQ's 1996 Spring/Summer line. In September of 1996, the CYDWOQ factory was established in Burbank, California to manufacture the shoes to the exact specifications and quality standards required by CYDWOQ designer, Rafi Balouzian. The designer based the company on the idea that the best way to walk was barefoot.

CYDWOQs are quality hand sculpted shoes with gracefully contoured soles that follow the shape of the foot. Lines creating geometric images on the foot, in contrast to the flowing curve of the sole, elevate the shoes to an art form.


There is a full men's line of shoes, just as odd as the womens. Now the purses are kind of nice. There are some good sturdy bags there. Check the hand bags out! There is a vintage womens line and just a womens line. All selections can be found on those pages.


Vertical $298


Layer $292


End $298


Blend$ 245



Cleo $293


Bout $278


Saddle $475




What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!
~~Aileen Mehle~~

12 Broken Heels:

TC said...

Most of those look like cartoon shoes! :)

Tinker said...

They are VERY different looking.

Anonymous said...

I buy them! In fact I own that very pair in red! They are very comfortable and look great with wearable art clothing which I wear all the time....

Anonymous said...

I just bought a pair over the weekend and LOVE them! So comfortable - great for a city gal and I must say I am overjoyed at finding shoes that actually have some unusual style instead of looking like everything else out there!

Anonymous said...

We sell CYDWOQ shoes and boots for women at Olive Shoes. Our customers tell us that as they wear the shoes they get more comfortable and we often hear people say they are the most comfortable shoes they own. I'm in love with the Note Boot, and I get great comments everytime I wear them. I'm not a hippie or Vegan, but, hey, I am into comfort.

Anonymous said...

cydwoq shoes are made for real feet: no pinched toes, no falling arches, no wobbly heels. They are comfortable, stylish, and fun. I own several pairs of summer sandals, and live in them May through October; I'm looking forward to transitioning to a pair of fabulous booties for the winter. They look great with Eileen Fisher clothes, in case you're wondering. However, they are not made for those lacking in daring, imagination, or individuality.

me said...

i would like a pair of sydwoq's boots but i don't now where i can find it. do you have any adress in Paris ?

Designer Shoes said...

Olive Shoes will ship Cydwoq shoes to Paris. Check them out!

Designer Shoes said...

It's hard to find CYDWOQ shoes on sale, but right now until Nov 11th at www.oliveshoes.com you can save up to $50 on a pair of CYDWOQ shoes and boots for women.

Lolly said...

The site I love for Cydwoqs (and I have MANY pairs) is www.pedshoes.com. Not only do they shoe you what the shoe looks like when you wear it, but their customer service is above and beyond. Really--they are the nicest!!

Jane said...

I'm with Lolly-- the best place to buy Cydwoq shoes is definitely Ped. I just ordered the Pave shoe and can't wait until it comes!

Anonymous said...

I just bought the 'LOVE' boots from Ped & they were on sale! There is simply nothing better than wearing funky, artful, quality structured & manufactured footwear. If you love shoes, art & quality and want to pamper your feet, you'll definitely want to invest in a pair of Cydwoq's. It's also so freekin' fantastic not to look like every other Tom, Dick & Harry out there or Lisa, Debbie & Diane... you get the picture!