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Fashion Notes: Shoegasm!

Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Thursday, April 03, 2008 3:09 PM (Eastern)

shoes by cydwoq
Shoes by Cydwoq

My initial thought was to dub this post "Fashion Notes: This shoe is like an onion. It makes you want to cry."

I'm not into the prevailing high heeled shoes. I wasn't when I was a teenager, when--until Sam & Libby emerged in the 80's, with their flat dress shoes--heels were de rigeur, unless you wanted to wear sneakers.

Neither can I wear the equally omnipresent ballet flats; I'm too old. It's a youthful look, best left to those yet within the Spring of their lives.

Neither is my personal shoegasm...and I have spent some days now, looking for shoes. The closest I've found online is a rather prosaic low-heeled pump made in Italy, retailing for $150.

But what I really want are Cydwoq's, which, by the way, are made in the U.S.A. These edge out my previous obsession (Cole Haan's hidden Nike Air pumps), if only because Cydwoq's shoes look unique.

Mr. Cydwoq is Rafi Balouzian, a shoe architect who in fact studied Interior Architecture and Environmental Design; you can see the architectural influence in the shoes. I grabbed six pairs that caught my eye for the above image, but some of the models are more outré than what I've got up there. They make boots too, and men's shoes.

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