Coming from a long line of master shoe-makers, Rafi Balouzian (founder & designer), started Cydwoq in 1996 in Burbank, California. The concept was to design artisanal, hand-crafted shoes using the best biological leathers & glues, yet still providing ultimate walking comfort. Inspired by nature and the idea of walking barefoot, all Cydwoq shoes are designed from the bottom up, starting with the sole. By translating the shape and contours of the human foot, Cydwoqs are known for their unique sole design which provides a distinctive look & incredible comfort.
All Cydwoq products are crafted by hand in Burbank, California by a small team of skilled artisans. The factory manufactures the complete shoe, with 90% of the components (including heels, insoles, outsoles, wooden soles) being constructed in-house.