Monday, June 15, 2009

Cydwoq Shoes

I'm back from a fantastic weekend in Austin, Texas. Despite the fact that we were wholly unprepared for how hot, and particularly how humid it was, Laura and I had a great time. Austin is a fun city with tons of live music, and unbeknownst to us we also happened to plan our visit the same weekend as a huge biker rally, which was quite a spectacle to behold. We stayed right in the heart of downtown and walked everywhere, and though it was draining because of the heat, my feet were at least well taken care of thanks to this new pair of Cydwoq shoes.
Coincidentally, the awesome Husband Mike did a post recently about Cydwoq shoes over on Sal's blog, and here they are getting featured on my blog as well. You may remember that Sal and Mike came to San Francisco a few months ago, and while they were here they told Mark and I about these fantastic shoes. Mark recently bought this pair, and has gone on about their comfort so many times that I finally resolved to get some for myself.

You might not guess, given the frequency with which I wear heels, that I actually suffer from a lot of problems with my feet (no doubt from wearing all those heels). For years now I've been searching for the perfect pair of super-comfy walking shoes, particularly ones that I can easily take with me when I travel, which is when my foot woes tend to afflict me the most. I wanted flat or low-heeled shoes that could be worn with jeans or skirts. Oh, and I also wanted them to be small and lightweight for easy packing. Miraculously, these Cydwoqs meet all my requirements. After wearing them several times now, I still can't get my head around the fact that I have no foot pain even after hours of walking.

I like how the crackle texture of the shoes accents the snakeskin pattern of the minidress. Though the shoes are quite a casual cut, I think the gold finish gives them just the right amount of dressiness to wear with skirts. Cheap they are most definitely not, but I have a feeling these shoes are going to be well worth the investment.

Hat: Noa Noa
Black drape-neck shirt: Sunhee Moon
Dress: thrifted
Belt: Sunhee Moon
Leggings: Sock Dreams
Shoes: Cydwoq
Jewelery: Betsey Johnson


What we four say said...

This is so funny, I just recently told my boyfriend about cydwoq and he is trying to decide which ones he wants. It's so hard because they are all so neat and unique. Are the true to size? I'm thinking we should go try them on at one of the local SF stores then if he wants a different style, he will know which size is best. Yours are super cute!!

When I first heard about them, I was just appreciating the details. I just realized after telling my BF about them and watching the new video on the site that they are made for comfort, BONUS!

Sheila said...

Just not my style of shoe, but they work beautifully with your style. Love the Betsey jewelry!

Stephanie N. said...

To me, shoes that are both remarkably comfortable and aesthetically appealing are worth their weight in gold. It's the one thing I'm willing to spend a lot of money on.

Megan said...

I just spent a lot of time on the Cydwoq website. I'm coming to SF this weekend so I've made a note to go to bulo shoes to see them in person!

Anonymous said...

Well, I guess this means I'm next on the Cydwoq train! Love your pair, lady.

phantasnight said...

welcome back ;)!!

Unknown said...

Oh, love those!! I thought about getting that pair myself last winter, but opted for a pair called "Pave" instead. I always get my Cydwoqs at Ped Shoes because if you have questions (I always have questions), their customer service peeps--usually the owner herself--are really nice about answering them. Here are the Cydwoq sandals I splurged on for the summer--loving them!

rb said...

When I was in my twenties I had a pair of Esprit shoes cut just like those that I thought were SO EXPENSIVE (I know! Esprit! but I was in my twenties) and I wore them just about every Saturday and Sunday. I may have to check out Cydwoqs, though that makes me feel like I'm unfaithful to John. You know, Fluevog.

Anonymous said...

Sweet Audi - those shoes are spectacular!

Audi said...

Pretty Pirate: Mark and I both thought our Cydwoqs ran true to size. They use European sizing, so you have to be a little careful if you're looking at them on a website other then their own, since sometimes shoe sites don't list the size equivalents the same way. Cydwoq shoes also come in HALF euro sizes, which is awesome because you can get exactly the right fit if you tend to be in between sizes.

Bulo over on Hayes carries Cydwoqs and has a good selection if you want to try before you buy.

Barking Dog Shoes said...

wow, those cydwogs are beautiful. as always, love how you put it all together. great inspiration.