All shoes are not created equal. The Date lace up vintage shoe by CYDWOQ makes most other shoes look like a tube of toothpaste. CYDWOQ founder, Rafi Balouzian comes from a long line of master shoe-makers and keeps the strong tradition alive today. Their shoes are the only all leather shoes that have the insole and the outsole contoured with the shape of the foot to facilitate the walking process. From the very beginning, Rafi had no interest in outsourcing manufacturing operations to China or other sources of inexpensive labor.
Instead, he employs dozens of skilled artisans passionate about their work and committed to the CYDWOQ cause. Thought it couldn’t get any better? Each quarter, CYDWOQ donates $20 for each item purchased on its website’s SPECIALS section to a designated charity. This year, CYDWOQ has been making its contributions to Doctors Without Borders for Haiti. They’re hand-crafted in Burbank, California, USA. Get them here for $299.00.