The newest addition to Artful Home is a line of fabulous shoes from CYDWOQ. Artful Home CEO Lisa Bayne talked about why they’re so special in her blog post, and I’d like to take the time to introduce the company and the featured styles to you.
CYDWOQ founder, Rafi Balouzian, comes from a long line of master shoe-makers. Learning at the knee of his father, Krair, Rafi spent years immersing himself in every facet of shoe-making.
Prior to starting CYDWOQ, he found that the space-age materials, padding, and air bubbles found in modern shoes were impeding his natural stride during his favorite activity — long walks. He set out to create a line of shoes using his vast knowledge of shoe-making and inspired by nature. Studying the contours of the foot, the circular motion of walking, and experimenting with designs and materials, Rafi finally crafted shoes that he believes are the next best thing to barefoot.
We are introducing five styles as a start and hope that you are as thrilled with these shoes as we are.
We’d love to hear what you think — and feel! — about these fabulous shoes.