Behind every fantastic travel, is a great pair of shoes, or two pairs, perhaps five pairs, you never know. In other word, every step of my travel is indeed a soleful one. I love them both, shoes and travelling, yet in each mile I travel, I faced either the potentially worn out shoes or ‘my feet are killing me’ moments. I resorted to carry extra shoes or slippers around, which proved to be tedious and inconvenient. There is no way I go barefoot after clubbing, shopping or sightseeing. This got me thinking, how do I go around looking good in my heels yet able to get comfortable conveniently should the heels began to feel unbearable? It was when I am in my last semester of University that I began to sketch out my thoughts and idea. Other than practical, compact and light to fit any handbags, I realized the shoes I really need cannot be too thin or it will be painful to walk in on rough or hot surfaced roads and paths, especially after all the sores from wearing high heels. Then the sole must be sufficient of soft and durable materials to cushion the feet for perfect comfort. Of course, I need to look good in it too! I have created a new foldable shoes and I fondly named it, Fiqs.
I started it off all by myself, and thankfully, with wonderful support and advices from people around me. What would I do without them? The first phase of Fiqs included tons of research, reading, factory sourcing and brainstorming. From factory hopping to understanding manufacturing processes; from trying out samples after samples to material choices – I am determined to make Fiqs the shoes with my standard of quality.
Leather being part of Fiqs’ design, the choice of leather is extremely important in perfecting Fiqs. I was present at each step of the production, beginning from the process of choosing the types of leather and the many different colors. A long line of samples and testing produced the final and marvelous outcome – the fully leathered Fiqs. Yes, I meant the whole shoes! The upper part of the shoes is made of finished leather, aniline leather is used to lined the inner sole and the outer sole is made of top grained leather. In addition to Fiqs’ features, now it is not only light, compact, flexible, comfortable and beautiful, but long lasting as well. Yes, Fiqs definitely have many walks in them.
There are great many wonders you can expect from Fiqs, why don’t you experience them first hand today at www.fiqs.co!
Pictures was taken in Hong Kong.